June First Friday Gallery Walk

May 19th, 2017

The First Friday Gallery Walk for June will take place on Friday, June 2 from 5-7:30 pm in downtown Decatur. 

The Decatur Area Arts Council presents its International Arts Experience featuring a Chinese cultural experience centered around the exhibit of Chinese art and artifacts in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center.  Features include:

  • Jasmine Field Orchestra Ensemble, traditional Chinese music and instruments
  • Champaign Chinese Association Dancers, traditional folk dances
  • Martial Arts Master Zhou, champion performer visiting from China
  • Calligraphy and Mandarin with local Chinese artist, Xin Zhao
  • Hands-on Chinese inspired art projects
  • A taste of Chinese cuisine.

Blue Connection (also at the Madden Arts Center) features mixed media figural art by Millikin University art student, Madison Ciaccio, Robert Crowder Artist-in-Residence.

Gallery 510 at 160 E. Main St. features paintings and drawings by Shellbyville artist and Executive Director of Gallery 510, Jamie Rutherford.

Artist talks will take place at 6 pm at the Madden Arts Center and 6:30 pm at Gallery 510. 

The exhibit and the Gallery Walk are open free to the public.  For more exhibit information contact the Decatur Area Arts Council at 423-3189 or go to This event is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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