Beginner's Basic Sewing Class offered July 16
Join instructor Jan Little as she explains sewing terminology and basic skills for the beginner! In this class, students will learn how to thread a sewing machine, sewing seams, hems, and more. Bring your sewing machine if you have one; if not, don't worry - a few machines will be available for use. Class time begins at 9 a.m. and goes until noon. The cost of the class is only $25 and participants will take home a basic sewing kit, class binder and pot holder or small pillow top. Click on the photo above for more information. Class size is limited, so sign up today!
Registration forms are due July 8!
Lunch & Music offered on Fridays!
Mattoon Arts Council is proud to be a sponsor of the Lunch & Music series held each Friday this summer in downtown Mattoon. The series will be held from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. near the mural at 17th Street and Broadway Avenue. Eat lunch at one of the more than nine downtown restaurants and enjoy free live music!
Artworks offered music, dance, wine, art, more
The fifth annual Mattoon Artworks was held June 11 at Progress Square, 17th Street and Broadway Avenue, and at the Mattoon depot. The daylong festival included music and dance performances, a wine tasting, art and food vendors, art activities and demonstrations, painting classes, and more. To see a slideshow of photos from the event, click here.
Marie Moore exhibit on display
NOTICE: The next Mattoon Arts Council meeting will be at 6 p.m. July 6, 2016, at the Mattoon Tourism & Arts Office, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938.
Entries are sought for the Mattoon Arts Council first photography show, sponsored by Consolidated Communications. Amateurs, professionals and students in grades 6-12 are welcome to participate. Details and an entry form can be found by clicking on the image above.
Weekly ukulele group meetings set
Join us Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. in the historic Mattoon Train Station's former gift shop for an informal ukulele group session led by Gail Nelson. All levels are welcome to come to learn, practice, make music and have fun! Questions? Call the MAC office at 217-258-6286.
Outdoor movies offered on Fridays at Lytle Park
The Mattoon Arts Council is once again a sponsor of the outdoor summer movie series in Lytle Park. The program is presented by the Mattoon Public Library. Movies in Lytle Park takes place almost every Friday through August 19. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets and settle in for a family movie. Movies begin at dusk, weather permitting.
The schedule is as follows: June 17, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (PG-13); June 24, "The Sandlot" (PG); July 1, "The Peanuts Movie" (G); July 8, "Pan" (PG); July 15, "The Mighty Ducks" (PG); July 29, "Goosebumps" (PG); Aug. 5, "Little Giants" (PG); Aug. 12, "Turbo" (PG); and Aug. 19, "Ladybugs" (PG-13).
Like us on Facebook and you'll be entered to win!
The contest will continue until we have a winner! Help us to reach 1,000 page likes on Facebook, and we'll pick one person at random to win this great "Got Art?" tee-shirt. Just click the icon above to go directly to our page, then hit "Like." Remember to like the page, not just a post!
MAC's Little Library at the Depot
Have you ever been waiting somewhere and really wish you had a book to help pass the time? We are collecting books for our "Little Library" for Amtrak passengers who may have this same issue! The MAC office is located in the Mattoon Train Depot, just behind the elevator. Bring your books, any genre, and we will make sure they are put to good use. There is a donation box by the office door. Amtrak passengers and the council appreciate your generosity!
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