Next time you’re in Clark County, be sure to get your artistic feel at The Gaslight Art Colony! The nonprofit organization features work from Marshall’s local artists and promotes awareness, participation, and understanding through fine arts. Individual artists showcase monthly, and every third Saturday the gallery is open to the public to showcase the artists’ work!
The Gaslight Colony opened October 17, 2009, in Marshall, IL as a volunteer-based organization, formed by 12 active members. They are also governed by a board of directors. In just over 8 years, the Colony has grown to 140 members and features works from over 100 artists. The Colony has had 7 children’s art shows, 16 Colony shows featuring the talent of Gaslight members and over 100 classes and workshops.
The Gaslight Colony also offer classes to those who strive to learn the art skill. These classes range from basic art, painting, photography, and ceramics for a very affordable fee. Classes are offered spring, summer, and late fall/winter and focus on all levels of age, talent, and interest.
The 2018 Exhibition Schedule is listed down below:
Colony Member’s Show-March 17th- April 14th, Reception March 17th, 5pm-8pm
Children’s Art Show-April 21st – May 12th, Reception April 21st, 5pm-8pm
Michael Neary & Amy MacLennan-May 19th- June 9th, Reception May 19th, 5pm-8pm
Monty Jones & Marty Jones-June 16th- July 14th, Reception June 16th, 5pm-8pm
Katie Collins and Missy Leturgez– July 21st- August 11th, Reception July 21st, 5pm-8pm
Sandra Fischer-August 18th- Sept. 8th, Reception August 18th, 5pm-8pm
Colony Member’s Show-Sept. 15th- Oct. 13th, Reception Sept. 15th, 5pm-8pm
Coles County Art Council- Mary Magee-Oct.20th- Nov. 10th, Reception Oct.20th, 5pm-8pm
Emily Bennett-Nov. 17th- Dec. 15th, Reception Nov. 17th, 5pm-8pm
You can check out their Facebook for upcoming events and other notifications.
For more information about hours, classes, workshops, or membership, please contact the gallery at 217-293-1050 or CLICK HERE.