Art & Architecture Events

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  • First Friday of every month, 6-8 p.m.

    The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space

    623 E. Adams St., Springfield Downtown

    Free

    Visit the current exhibit and visit artists at work. Ask about their work, what inspires them, and why they chose their particular medium to learn more about why artists do what they do despite the odds. 801-810-9278
  • Through March 16

    Chatham Area Public Library

    600 E. Spruce St., Chatham Chatham

    Free

    The Illinois Prairie Pastel Society will hold its annual member show, Winter Kaleidoscope, at the Chatham Area Public Library from January 22, 2024 until March. 16, 2024. The reception will be held Friday, February 9, 2024, from 5:30 - 7 pm. Music by Wild Columbine and refreshments. 2174832713
  • Fridays, 6-8 p.m.

    DIM Art House

    319 Chatham Road, Springfield Springfield Area

    Free

    Artists get an opportunity to work on their projects while collaborating with professionals. dimarthouse.com.
  • Fri., July 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat., July 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Jacksonville High School

    1211 N. Diamond St., Jacksonville Jacksonville

    $7

    Dive into a world of creativity and craftsmanship at this show where the vibrant threads of tradition and innovation come together in a spectacular display. Features more than 220 exquisite, quilted items. 309-678-7716
  • Sun., Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center

    625 E. Saint Joseph St., Springfield Southern View

    Free

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    A huge variety of new and old comic books, as well as toys and related collectibles for sale. Dealers are also interested in buying old comic books. Call for more information. 309-657-1599
  • Sundays, 3-4:15 p.m. Continues through March 17

    Illinois Governor's Mansion

    410 E. Jackson St., Springfield Downtown

    Free

    Go behind the ropes and get up close to learn about the artists and the art that were handpicked by Illinois first lady MK Pritzker, the Illinois State Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library. Reserve a spot at eventbrite.com. 217-782-6450
  • Mon., Feb. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Lincoln Land Community College

    5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    Free

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    Learn how songs have influenced social justice movements over the years. 217-786-2200
  • Mondays-Thursdays. Continues through March 7

    UIS Visual Arts Gallery, HSB 201

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    Free

    Solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist and experimental filmmaker Ruby Que. Que was inspired by disappearances including those of artist Bas Jan Ader, singer Connie Converse and pilot Amelia Earhart. Opening reception 5:30-8pm, Thursday, Feb. 15. Closing performance 4-6pm, Thursday, March 7. 217-206-6506
  • Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

    The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space

    623 E. Adams St., Springfield Downtown

    An opportunity to improve drawing skills, hand-eye coordination and analytical skills in a studio setting. Work in the medium of your choice. All skill levels are welcome. Donations are welcome. 801-810-9278
  • First Wednesday of every month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues through March 6

    Ball-Chatham Senior Center

    111 W. Mulberry St., Chatham Chatham

    Free

    Crafting is for grown-ups too, not just kids! Seniors, you are invited to a series of casual crafty meetups this summer. Connect, create, and relax with other people in an easygoing environment. All supplies for simple crafts will be provided - you just need to bring the conversation! To help with the purchasing of supplies, please consider a donation of $5 per day. No registration required. 217-483-2713
  • Fri., March 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat., March 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds

    801 Sangamon Ave., Springfield North Side

    $10 or $15 for both days

    Over 400 quilts and quilted items. Raffle, Quilts of Valor presentations, bed turnings, demonstrations, quilt appraisal (by appointment), door prizes, vendors and a kid's scavenger hunt. Food available, free parking, accessible and some wheelchairs will be available. springfieldquilts.com. 217-652-9839
  • April 6-7

    Illinois State Fairgrounds Exposition Building

    801 Sangamon Ave., Springfield North Side

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    Get inspired for your home building and remodeling projects. Talk with exhibitors to get ideas and tips. Hosted by the Springfield Area Home Builders Association. 217-698-4941
  • May 18-19

    Old State Capitol Plaza

    between Fifth and Sixth streets at Adams, Springfield Downtown

    Free

    Set against the backdrop of the Old State Capitol, the art fair is the jewel of the Midwest that brings artists and shoppers from across the country flocking to downtown Springfield.