Barn Colony Artist 2021 Exhibit Opens May 3

April 29, 2021

There will NOT be a First Friday Gallery Walk for this exhibit.

The Decatur Area Arts Council will host the annual exhibit of artwork by Barn Colony Artists from May 3-22, 2021 in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center in downtown Decatur. Each year in May, Decatur’s oldest artist group showcases the varied styles and creativity of their novice through experienced members. From oil paintings to watercolors, colored pencil works to photography, the Barn Colony Artists’ Annual Show features a wide range of media. The public is invited to stop by the Madden Arts Center to cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award!

A talented group of local artists, Barn Colony was founded in 1939. The organization’s name originated from their meeting place at the James Millikin Homestead carriage house where they met for their first 30 years. They now meet each Monday evening September through May at the Madden Arts Center at 125 N. Water St. in downtown Decatur. (Currently on hold due to COVID.) Aspiring, and inspired, artists are encouraged to join Barn Colony for an opportunity to work among fellow artists, learn and exhibit in the community. Learn more about the Barn Colony Artists at their Facebook page -

There will be NO First Friday Gallery Walk scheduled for this exhibit.

The exhibit is open free to the public. All current health guidelines must be observed when visiting the gallery.

For more exhibit information, visit, call 217-423-3189, or email


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