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Art & Theater in ILLINOISouth

Southern Illinois is home to historic movie houses, theatres, and some of the last remaining drive-ins in the United States! Don’t miss the chance to see a concert, drama, musical, comedy or live performance at one of our unique venues. Many of these establishments have been here for generations and are home to thriving community theatre groups.

1020 Artworks Studio

1020 Artworks Studio in Belleville, IL is the perfect place to spend a fun- and family-filled afternoon. At their spacious art studio, 1020 Artworks o...more!

Art 2 Go Studio

Let Art 2 Go Studio handle your next art adventure in ILLINOISouth! This "create and take" art studio provides the supplies you'll need to create a wo...more!

Art in the Park

Celebrate world class art in October at this two-day juried exhibit and sale. Highland IL's Art in the Park features original works from 70+ artists i...more!

Art on the Square

Visit the six-time #1 ranking Art Fair in the Nation on your next ILLINOISouth adventure in Belleville! Art on the Square features over 100 interna...more!

The Artstream Studio

Unique, creative and convenient, you may not recognize this one-of-a-kind mobile art studio and event venue, housed in a vintage 1968 Airstream! At th...more!

Brubeck Art Gallery

Three to four shows are scheduled during the academic year. Local artists are the main focus in photography, painting, sculpture,textiles and quilts, ...more!

Clinton County Showcase

The Showcase performs at the historic and newly renovated Avon Theatre. The season also includes a children's play in the summer at North Park. Indoor...more!

Cultural Society and Community Art Center

Several groups including Little Theater Players, Philharmonic Orchestra, Actors in Action and more use this venue for plays, performances, concerts, e...more!


Pull up to the speakers at one of the few drive-in theaters left in the country. Go and enjoy the nostalgic trip....more!

The EDGE 5 Theatres

The theatres opened in July 2012, and all five theatres have state-of-the-art digital projectors, Dolby Digital Surround Sound, curved silver screens ...more!

Espenschied Chapel

Built in 1928, the chapel has recently been renovated. It is now open for concerts and special events....more!

Factory Theatre

The Theatre is housed in what was originally the Greenville Steam Laundry, the Hygienic Ice Company, the Hygienic Dairy and the Ice Cream Company. Tod...more!

The Finishing Touch Gallery

The Finishing Touch Gallery showcases regional talent as well as works from our artist friends in Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Kansas and Indiana....more!

First Official Airmail Flight Mural

Dorothea Mierisch's mural commemorates the first official airmail flight in McLeansboro on September 26, 1912. Today, you can visit the mural in the c...more!

Gaslight Art Colony

Gaslight Art Colony is dedicated to broadening an appreciation of the arts by providing opportunities that promote awareness, participation, and under...more!

Globe Theatre

The marquee is patterned after the grand marquees of the 1920s, but the audio-visual equipment is state of the art. Three screens run first-run movies...more!

Hard Road Theatre Productions

Audiences delight in quality performances by the community theatre group. They schedule four shows a year, including a children's performance....more!

Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

The Hett brings distinguished speakers, concerts and drama for the enjoyment of people throughout the Metro area....more!

Jailhouse Rock

Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready to party with celebrity impersonator Elvis Presley....more!

John Stull Performing Art Center at Olney Central College

Many local and national performances are hosted here throughout the year....more!

Lincoln Theatre

The historic theatre features first-run movies, organ concerts, puppet shows, Broadway style musical performances and special events. Tours can be arr...more!

Linn Park Amphitheater

This open-air venue hosts a variety of musical performances and family-friendly events throughout the year....more!

Looking Glass Playhouse

Drama, musicals and comedy performances are on the bill throughout the season....more!

Lory Theater

This theater has been showing movies to the residents of Highland since the movie industry came of age. Prior to that, it was a live entertainment fac...more!

Marshall Walldog Murals

During the week of June 22-26, 2016 over 150 artists from across the United States as well as Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, England and Australi...more!

McKendree University Gallery of Art

This new gallery features work by local artists and the St. Louis art community in special exhibits that change every month....more!

Metal Crafters Studio & Treasures by Design

Visit Metal Crafters Studio, a co-op studio for sharing and learning metal related jewelry and art, on your upcoming ILLINOISouth adventure. At the St...more!

Midwest Salute to the Arts

This juried art show, held in August, is for all media and has activities for all ages. 100 artists are chosen from around the United States and inter...more!

Missoula Children's Theatre

Up to 60 local children are cast in an adaptation of a favorite fairy tale, such as Princess & the Pea, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Pinnochio, Tre...more!

Monroe Actors Stage Company (MASC)

This Community Theatre troupe is located in the Historic Capitol Theatre. They produce 5 shows a year with the purpose of bringing enjoyable and affor...more!

Open House Theater Company

The troupe's season runs from March - August at the New Athens Gym....more!

Piety's Art Gallery

Visit Piety's Art Gallery on your next trip to Greenville, IL. The Greenville Artist Guild has partnered with member and artist Piety Choi to open a n...more!

Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum

The museum features hundreds of sculptural pieces by Richard Bock, best known for his work with architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Hours for the museum are...more!

Roscoe Misselhorn Gallery

Two thousand original drawings, paintings and woodcuts by Roscoe Misselhorn, the Norman Rockwell of the Midwest, are displayed in the old GM&O dep...more!

S D Meadows Folk Art Gallery

S.D. Meadows Folk Art Gallery is housed in a restored 1900s storefront along the Lincoln Heritage Trail in Palestine—the oldest town in Illinois and l...more!

Salem Community Theatre & Cultural Center

Visit the Salem Community Theatre & Cultural Center for quarterly plays and revues, as well as free movies in the Winter. The venue is also availa...more!

Skyview Drive-In

The Skyview Drive-In in Belleville, IL shows first-run movies from April to October. Don't miss the opportunity to catch a show at one of only 200 dri...more!

Sparta Community Chorus & Players

This area group has an annual schedule of performances at the Sparta Community Playhouse....more!

Starmax Cinemas

Starmax Cinemas provides the latest and greatest films on 4 screens to Vandalia and surrounding communities in ILLINOISouth....more!

Street Art Festival

Artists transform the streets around the historic downtown square into an outdoor museum as they create fabulous street paintings in chalk. Watch them...more!

Tiadaghton House

The Tiadaghton House features local art, antiques and fine American craft.  Over 70 local artists and craftsmen show and sell their work here.  Intend...more!

Turned Treasures Gallery

Find fine woodturning art and utilitarian items at Turned Treasures Gallery in Belleville, IL. The woodturning items you'll find in Turned Treasur...more!

Wine & Art Festival

Spend and evening with ILLINOISouth's fines wines and local artisans at the Wine & Art Festival in Carlyle, IL. Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery ...more!

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