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  Illinois Artisans Program   

The Illinois Artisans Program:

Fine Craft Made in Illinois

The Illinois Artisans Program focuses national attention on the rich heritage of the fine crafting that exists in Illinois. Our juried artists participate in art sprees, craft festivals, exhibitions and other events held at our locations in order to promote their work. The Illinois Artisans Program markets crafts through four locations: (Directory not visible to the right? Click here)

  • The Museum Store, Illinois State Museum, Springfield
    (Currently Closed)


  Southern Illinois Artisans Shop   

The Southern Illinois Artisans Center is a site of the Illinois State Museum. The work of over 850 Illinois Artisans is on view and for sale. This Center is also a venue for workshops, artisans demonstrations and seasonal festivals. One of the three locations of the Illinois Artisans Program. The Center houses the largest shop, where visitors find the best in Illinois artisan crafts, workshops, and demonstrations. Closing Southern Illinois Artisans Shop: June 30, 2015 (end of fiscal year) The shop will be open to customers through May 31, 2015.

 Southern Illinois Artisans Shop

New: OUR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS ART & ARTISANS CENTER is featured in the New York Times article Ancient Midwest! See us in MILE 103. 


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14967 Gun Creek Trail
Whittington, IL 62897-1000
Daily 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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Telephone: (618) 629-2220
Located 6 miles north of Benton, IL on I-57, just west of Exit 77 only 90 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri.
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