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: Museum Events
Become an Illinois Artisan
The Illinois Artisans Program is continually looking for talented new artists to join the Program. Artisans jury in a range of media including art, fine craft and traditional crafts. We showcase work in over 26 categories including jewelry, glass, ceramics, painting, fiber, baskets, furniture and quilts.
The Illinois Artisans Program provides venues for local artisans to display and sell their work. We have sales galleries throughout Illinois, as well as exhibition opportunities including the Wine & Art Festival in Southern Illinois & monthly Art Spree in Chicago. As part of the Illinois State Museum, we are re-envisioning both museums stores and educating the public on craft. Learn More & Apply
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.
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.
- Contact Information
- 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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