Introduction to Acting class offered for adults!
For more information, click on "Adult Education Opportunities" under "More" on the tabs above.
Artworks 2013 coming soon!
The second annual Artworks is scheduled for June 15, 2013, in Peterson Park. A full day of musical and dance performances, make-and-take art projects, art and food vendors, and art demonstrations are planned. We hope you can join us!
Organizers are now accepting applications for art vendors for the event. See the information at right for details and see the three-page application form below. For more information contact Artworks organizer Janahn Kolden at email@example.com or 273-8296.
Artworks Vendor Application form
Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013
– Set-up completed by noon.
– No teardown before 6:30 p,m, or end of last performance
– Artworks will be held under the beautiful shade trees at Peterson Park, located one block north of Route 16 on Broadway Avenue from Second St.to Sixth St..
Art Vendor Application Process
Fee will be $30 or a donation of an art piece that will be raffled off at our
In an effort to make our day as interactive as possible, we are also offering to
waive the fee if you are willing to do demonstrations through out the day or
offer a hands-on activity for patrons. Contact Janahn Kolden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-273-8296 if you are interested in waiving your fee.
Vendors will be assigned a 12’x12’ space and electrical accessibility if needed.
Application must include at least three photos of items and/or setup.
Applications must be received in the Festival office no later than Friday, May 31st, 2013, in order to allow time for processing. Applications received after
this date may not be guaranteed a spot in the festival. Spaces will be assigned
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Proof of Liability insurance, along with complete application form are required. Please contact your insurance agent for directions on this issue if you have questions.
To be considered for participation in this year’s event, please complete all the
information on the form at left. You will be notified in writing if your
application has been accepted.
Please mail the application to: City of Mattoon, Mattoon Arts Council / Artworks, 208 N. 19th St., Mattoon, IL 61938.
The Mattoon Arts Council offers the following programs and activities...
School Age Programs
Throughout the year, MAC partners with the school district and other local organizations and businesses to provide opportunities for children to explore the arts and develop their own talents. Click to learn more about our children's programs. MAC also sponsors children's programs outside of school at public events such as Bagelfest.
Mattoon Mural Arts
For the past four years, we have partnered with the Phildadelphia Mural Arts Program with support from The Lumpkin Family Foundation to present murals of high art value. We expect to have funding for at least two more murals. Click here to learn more about Mattoon murals.
Performances and Exhibits
We pride ourselves on the high degree and availability of local talent. We do our best to highlight our artists throughout the year. Click here to learn more about those programs or look below for a calendar of upcoming events.
Members of the band Resonation Station perform at the Rotary Bandshell in the Summer of 2011.
Adult Education Classes
Art is about engagement. We offer at least two opportunities during the year for adult members of the community to experience the creation of art and to develop their talents. Click here to learn more and check below for upcoming events.