Arts Features

  • Wearable art comes alive

    Downtown Springfield gallery showcases creative talent

    By Joseph Copley

  • This raucous old comedy still works

    The Playboy arrives on the Hoogland stage

  • Lincoln lore on stage

    New play by a local writer explores assassination plot

    By Phil Funkenbusch

  • A classic comes to the New Salem stage

    Inherit the Wind could be about yesterday. Or tomorrow.

    By Phil Funkenbusch

  • Matilda, weird and wonderful

    The Muni showcases delightful children and some "deliciously despicable" adults

    By Mary Young

  • Miss Daisy doesn't get old

    Spencer Theatre Co. brings the 1980s hit to the Hoogland

    By Phil Funkenbusch

  • My One and Only tap dances into your heart

    Final show is this weekend at the Legacy. Go see it.

    By Mary Young

  • Stop the presses!

    Go see Newsies at the Muni

    By Mary Young

  • Ragtime is a good time

    At the Muni, a melting pot of people and dreams

    By Mary Young

  • Colorado artist's work is bold and deep

    Paintings by Sally Elliott on exhibit at Springfield Art Association

    By Karen Ackerman Witter

  • A youngster suddenly alone

    An old story renewed at New Salem’s Theatre in the Park

    By Phil Funkenbusch

  • Spongebob celebrates Muni's return

    By Phil Funkenbusch

  • Mama's Day a tribute to playwright's mother

    "No one can do everything, but each of us can do something"

    By Phil Funkenbusch

  • The art of faith

    From a jazz funeral parade, to wedding clothes, to music, architecture and theater, the 2022 Liturgical Arts Festival showcases, without judging, the paths we walk to God.

    By Karen Ackerman Witter

  • Donations to make a difference

    Illinois State Museum Society launches Guerry and Michelle Suggs Fund

    By Cinda Ackerman Klickna

  • Not your grandmother's quilts

    Springfield Area Quilt Guild show at fairgrounds March 18-19

    By Karen Ackerman Witter

  • Rich drama about the Black experience

    Gem of the Ocean, by August Wilson, indispensable America playwright

    By Dennis Thread

  • Central Illinois filmmakers at work

    By Cinda Ackerman Klickna

  • Springfield's own Nutcracker

    The holiday tradition for everyone

    By Dennis Thread

  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams

    Green Day's American Idiot is powerful theater

    By Dennis Thread

  • A New Journey

    @ All In One Laundry

    Through Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Wed., Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.