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Graphic: September Newsletter

Artspace 304's monthly newsletter invites you to exhibitions & events, promotes open calls & funding for artists,
and shares upcoming arts & cultural activities in Southern Illinois.  

Flyer for Teacher/Maker: A Juried Exhibition

Closing Soon: Teacher/Maker

August 5-September 2

This is the last week to view Teacher/Maker at Artspace 304's Main Gallery! The juried exhibition presents work from 16 regional educators who also identify as makers and artists in Southern Illinois. 

Featured artists include: Amber Akes, Levi Biedermann, Jeremy Crawford (Juror), Sara DeNeal, Lisa Janssen, Kristin Jones, Shirley Krienert, Jen Meroe Kennedy, LaNeal Nance, Ashley Dawn Priddy, Jeremy Robbins, Marie Samuel, Joshua Shearer, Nathan Talley, Lea Teller, and Courtney Vincent.

Corridor Gallery: Visions

August 17-October 14

Featuring wood carvings and mixed media by Yvonne Alderman, Visions is on view at the Corridor Gallery in the Carbondale Civic Center. Her work draws from her experiences growing up on the Blue Ridge and being surrounded by creative women. The title of the exhibition refers to the pictures that come to mind during her daily routines and serve as inspiration for her practice.

Additional wood carvings by Yvonne are featured on the Artist Showcase wall behind the reception desk at Artspace 304.

Poster for Visions by Yvonne Alderman; features wood carving and mixed media piece

Enduring Passion for the Arts

September 13-October 21

The next exhibition coming to our Main Gallery will feature work made by members of The Art Colony at Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship. Founded in 2013, The Art Colony is a peer-led group of lifelong students of the arts. 

Stay tuned for an announcement of featured artists! 

Graphic: Programs
Graphic: NEA and Poetry Foundation present Poetry Out Loud, contains photos of students and competitions

Who will be the next Poetry Out Loud champion?

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization and performance. Poetry Out Loud offers free classroom materials, an online poetry anthology, and a series of recitation competitions. 

Registration is now open for schools and organizations interested in hosting a local Poetry Out Loud competition in Southern Illinois. Winners of local competitions will be eligible to compete at the Region 1 Competition, hosted in spring 2023 by Artspace 304, before moving onto the state and national competitions.

To get involved and learn more, contact info@artspace304.org.


Partner with Shop 304

Apply to sell your art and handmade goods alongside other makers from Southern Illinois! Our curated gift gallery features art, ceramics, jewelry, glass, and more. 

We consider submissions throughout the year and accept a wide range of mediums. 

Shop 304 is open Tues-Sat from 12-5, with online ordering available for pick-up.

Shop 304 graphic; illustration of gift shop

Gallery Seven is hosting a juried exhibition for Illinois visual artists. IL residents (18+) are eligible to submit up to 5 entries of 2D/3D media (no film/video). There is a $35 application fee.

Apply by September 1 »

Jacoby Arts Center is seeking submissions for a group exhibition themed around Halloween. Phantasmagoria celebrates all things dark, spooky, strange, and curious.

Apply by September 5 »

Swope Art Museum is accepting applications for the 78th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition, which celebrates artists from IN, IL, KY, MI, OH, TN. Submit 5 recent 2D/3D works with a $10 application fee.

Apply by September 17 »

The University Museum is hosting an open call for female artists (16+) who live within 1 hour of Carbondale. Submit 3 works for consideration. There is a $40 participation fee.

Apply by October 14 »

Healing Hands Documentary poster

Healing Hands 

September 9 | The Varsity Center

Attend a screening of Healing Hands, an award-winning documentary by sculptor/filmmaker Laurie Blakely. The film focuses on 4 non-traditional healers from Southern Illinois.

Purchase tickets ($10) »


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sept 7-Oct 9 | Stone Soup Shakespeare

Back for their twelfth season, Stone Soup Shakespeare is offering free performances in parks across the Midwest of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Find a performance »

A Midsummer Nights Dream poster
Cairo Heritage Gospel and Blues festival poster; schedule of live music

Heritage Blues & Gospel Festival

Sept 8-10 | Cairo Heritage Foundation

Visit Cairo for a weekend of live blues and gospel music, food and resource vendors, and a community parade. 

View the festival lineup »


Healing Illinois Exhibition

September 9-11 | Legacy Training, Inc. 

Join the Artist Collective on Race, Equity, and Unity for an exhibition at Cairo High School. A reception and artist talk will be held September 9 at 4pm. 

Visit Legacy Training »

Healing Illinois Exhibition poster
Cedarhurst art and craft fair poster; photo of booths

Art & Craft Fair

September 9-11 | Cedarhurst

Head to Mt. Vernon for a weekend of art and craft vendors, refreshments, live music, and artist demonstrations! General admission: $5 per day

Visit Cedarhurst Center for the Arts »


Beauty and the Beast

September 9-11 | Kre8ive Arts Academy

Coming soon to the Marion Cultural & Civic Center are three performances of Beauty and the Beast

Purchase tickets ($15-20) »

Beauty and the Beast poster
Graphic: Family Eco Fest, Sept 24, 11-4 at Alto Vineyards

Family Eco Festival

September 24 | SIUC Noyce

Bring the whole family to Alto Vineyards for an afternoon focused on environmental sustainability. Enjoy food, live music, eco arts & crafts, games, and demonstrations! 

Learn more »


Artspace 304
304 W Walnut St  | Carbondale, Illinois  62901
(618) 457-5100 | info@artspace304.org

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