The Edwardsville Arts Center will be closing its operation at 310 Hillsboro and relocating to the campus of Edwardsville High School. Tentative opening date is April 1, 2011.

“The Edwardsville Historic Tree Show” is scheduled to open in the new gallery on April 29, 2011. The final exhibit at the Hillsboro Street location closed on January 7, 2011.

With the approval from the Board of Education on December 20, 2010, the EAC presented its plans for the new gallery.

In the 2800 square feet provided, the EAC will construct 3 separate gallery spaces; 2 for professional shows, and a student gallery.  Spaces will be created for an elegant entry, for a pleasant sitting area, and for staff work.  Two offices already exist. New wood and/or ceramics floors, track lighting, and appropriate hanging walls will be installed.  A new exterior door will be constructed. On the property in front of the gallery, an outdoor Sculpture Walk/Park will be built to guide visitors from the parking lot to the front entrance.