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ARTS & CULTURE

art galleries
SAA Collective

Featuring the fine art of over
80 of our talented local artist
members, the SAA Collective
holds regular rotating
exhibitions at the H. D. Smith
Gallery in the Hoogland Center
for the Arts. Artists work in a
wide variety of media including
ceramics, photography,
drawing, watercolor, fiber,
glass, jewelry, sculpture,
pastel, mixed-media, painting
and woodworking. SAA
Collective is committed
to fostering community
awareness and participation in
the visual arts while providing
support for local emerging and
professional artists.
420 S. 6th St., 217-523-2787
springfieldart.org

James S. Murray Gallery

Exhibits creative work
from a wide array of artists
including faculty and students.
Located on the Lincoln Land
Community College campus.
5250 Shepherd Rd.
217-786-2216
llcc.edu/art/
JamesSMurrayGallery

M. G. Nelson Family Gallery

From the traditional to the
most contemporary, the M. G.
Nelson Family Gallery, features
a variety of high-quality visual
arts from across the globe.
Features, on average, 12
exhibitions each year. These
exhibitions represent art from
as close as the elementary
school across the street and
as far away as Russia.
700 N. 4th St., 217-523-2631
springfieldart.org/mgnelson-family-gallery.html

The Pharmacy Gallery
& Art Space

A gallery and art space
dedicated to cultivating and
celebrating expressions of
multidimensional artists.
Features contemporary art and
hosts a variety of innovative
cultural events throughout
the year.
711 N. 5th St., 801-810-9278
Pharmacygallery.com

Visual Arts Gallery - University
of Illinois Springfield
The Gallery holds regular
exhibits by visiting artists,
faculty and students. Gallery
events are free and open
to public. Located on the
University of Illinois Springfield
campus in the Health and
Sciences Building, Rm. 201
One University Plaza,
217-206-6506
uis.edu/visualarts/gallery/

performing arts
Hoogland Center for the Arts

Center for performing and
visual arts. Catch plays,
musical performances,
concerts and more on the
Hoogland's stages. Check the
Center's site for upcoming
performances.
420 S. 6th St., 217-523-2787
hcfta.org

Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Each season, the Illinois
Symphony Orchestra
performs at the Sangamon
Auditorium on the campus
of the University of Illinois
at Springfield and at First
Presbyterian Church in
downtown Springfield,
bringing a diverse repertoire
and live musical experiences
to audiences of all ages and
backgrounds.
524 ½ E. Capitol Ave. (Admin
Offices),
800-401-7222 (Admin Office),
217-206-6160 (Box Office)
ilsymphony.org

Springfield Ballet Company

The Springfield Ballet
Company is a civic, not-forprofit ballet company that has
been entertaining & educating
area audiences since 1975.
Offers three major productions
at the University of Illinois
at Springfield's Sangamon
Auditorium each year.
420 S. 6th St.
217-544-1967
springfieldballetco.org

Springfield Theatre Centre

Local theater at its best with
a variety of entertainment
features each fall, winter
and spring with summer
performing arts camps for
children. Located at the
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. 6th St.
217-523-2787
springfieldtheatrecentre.com

The Legacy Theatre

The oldest theatre in
town is also the newest!
The Legacy Theatre is
Springfield's home for
Broadway musicals, plays,
concerts, comedy, film,
lectures and events
for children.
101 E. Lawrence Ave.
217-528-9760
atthelegacy.com

The Springfield Muni Opera

Experience popular
musicals performed by a
host of talented actors and
entertainers at this outdoor
theater located on the shores
of Lake Springfield.
815 E. Lake Shore Dr.
217-793-6864
themuni.org

Theatre in the Park

Discover the nationally
acclaimed repertory theater
nestled within Lincoln's New
Salem State Historic Site.
Surrounded by wilderness, the
outdoor amphitheater offers
a unique environment for a
variety of entertaining summer
performances for the entire
family. Located at Lincoln's
New Salem.
15588 History Ln. (Rt. 97),
Petersburg, 800-710-9290
theatreinthepark.net

art fairs
Springfield offers many art
fairs throughout the year.
For art fair listings see
Seasonal Events.

Old Capitol Art Fair

Sangamon Auditorium -
University of Illinois
Springfield

The only auditorium of its
size and kind in the area,
Sangamon Auditorium offers
over 120 performances each
year, presenting the finest
in dance, theater, music,
comedy, opera and musicals.
From Broadway shows to
today's hottest musical
stars, Sangamon Auditorium
plays host to big name
entertainment throughout
the year.
One University Plaza,
217-206-6160
sangamonauditorium.org

The Springfield Muni Opera

Sangamon Auditorium

(800) 545-7300

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