With the Governor's public gathering plan now in place we and our partners have no option but to cancel this year's on-site Sugar Creek Arts Festival. We are saddened by this action, but we all must ensure the health and safety for our community.
In its place we will present a one-day virtual event on Saturday, July 11, with an elaborated website, streaming musical performances, and direct links to participating artists' websites. Some of these artists will present virtual demonstrations and studio visits.
While nothing can replace the in-person activities of a summer festival, we hope to create some excitement and support for our artists without the burden of sunscreen.
Due to the pandemic concerns, the McLean County Arts Center staff and board are sad to announce that we will be closed to the public for the time being. Classes to be starting in the new term will be rescheduled. In the meantime we are offering daily programs, most for free, on our facebook page, and on our website with our Stay Home Art Challenges.
Be safe, stay home, and make art!
Notice for Amateur Exhibition Artists:
Thank you for taking part in our 93rd Annual Amateur Exhibition! We're sorry that the show was impacted by the current health crisis, but we're thankful we were able to hold a successful awards ceremony and reception. A video walkthrough of the exhibition is available on our Facebook page and we encourage you to watch and share with your friends and family
The show was scheduled to come down on April 10th, however, our doors will be closed at least through the end of April in compliance with the current shelter in place order. Your safety and the safety of our community is our top priority. Because of this, we cannot allow artists to pick up their work at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation and will be in touch with further instructions when circumstances allow us to reopen.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Watch for a new art challenge each day!
There will be themed coloring activities, sculpture, collage, challenges and more!
Submissions are due the following day at 7:00 pm.
One prize will be awarded each day we have a contest! Open to all ages!
Submit completed works by email to email@example.com with the name and age of the artist.
There will be a daily Art Challenge winner announced each week!