In Our Gallery

June/July 2022 - International Arts Experience: CIRCUS Stories

Big Tops in Our Backyard

June 3rd - July 26th, 2022
Location: Anne Lloyd Gallery
Monday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Wednesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm
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In cooperation with Illinois State University’s Milner Library, Ansar Shriners of Springfield and The Menard County Historical Society this exhibit will include of artifacts, costumes and memorabilia from various circus acts, which were based out of, or trained in Central Illinois. Central Illinois has a rich circus history dating from about the late 1800’s to around 1950s and 60s

  • First Friday Opening Cultural Event: 
    June 3, 5-7:30 pm
    Featuring Circus Kaput performers in the street in front of building along with a food truck selling your favorite fair food.
    Inside – Exhibit, family activities, food, drink, and more.
  • July First Friday Gallery Walk/Open House
    July 1, 5-7:30
    Featuring presenters/performers
  • Guest Speaker
    July 6 - 6-7 pm 
    Presentation on the Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy by author Maureen Brunsdale
    - Open to the public.
  • Art of the Circus Camp - Learn more or sign up HERE
    June 13-17
  • Summer Field Trips
    As scheduled. (Scholarships available)

Thank You to Our Generous Sponosrs...

Human Cannonball Level

• Tim Dowd

• Alan & Beth Frigy

• Doug & Peg Schmalz

Fire Eater Level

  • Kathy Locke - Child's Play Photography
  • Charlotte Hanks & Tom Malenshek
  • Lucien & Brigitta Kapp
  • Land of Lincoln Credit Union
  • Melanie Schelling - State Farm Insurance Agent
  • Rotary Club of Decatur #180

Juggler Level

  • Mr. & Mrs. Ritchie Barnett
  • Ardith Hubbard
  • Betty Zeaman
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Saturday Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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