ENCORE! Mt. Morris Fine Arts Show, opening Friday evening, September 1st with refreshments, music, opportunities to meet up to 30 participating artists and admire over 80 wonderful art pieces in oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, sculpture, and jewelry. Many are available for sale, while others are cherished pieces shared with the public for the first time. The show is the first juried art show sponsored by Encore and the fifth art show of the 2017 season. Awards will be given during the opening night festivities. Several local artists are sharing their works, as well as many other talented artists from northern Illinois.
The gallery is free and open to the public. Bring your friends! Opening: Friday, September 1st 6-9:30pm Open: Fridays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29 6-9:30 pm Saturday, September 2, 9, 16 & 23 Noon-6 pm
The historic Mt. Morris College campus contains the oldest building in Mt. Morris, a beautifully preserved sandstone building used for science classes at the College and later converted to Watt Publishing Company. Encore! Mt. Morris has been able to acquire the use of the first floor as a multi-purpose art gallery space. Refurbished, painted and equipped during the summer of 2016 for art displays by volunteers, it has served as the anchor space for Encore! Mt. Morris to host numerous shows.
Regular shows are scheduled throughout the summer months, during the December holiday season, and less frequently at other times during the school year. The gallery is open during the summer Jamboree music concert series (Friday evenings) and Kable Band concerts (Wednesday evenings), Saturday afternoons after the last Kable concert and during other community events and festivals, as publicized. Summer of 2017 gallery events:
Student Art Show, June 9-28. Opened: June 9, 6-9:30pm
Pop-up Regional Artist Showcase, June 30-July 28. Opened: June 30, 6-9:30pm
STEAM Student Art Show, Mt. Morris Library sponsor, August 1-5.
Watt Global Media 100-year Anniversary Art Show, August 11-27. Opened: August 11, 6:30-9:30
Old Sandstone Fine Arts Show (featuring regional artists), Sept 1-29. Opening: Sept 1, 6-9:30pm