A program of the Jacoby Arts Center

 October 20th & 21, 11am – 5pm

For 15 years the focus of ARTEAST has been you, the artists living /working in Madison County, Illinois.

Because of you this annual tour of artists’ studios and exhibits has been a catalyst in the development of our robust arts community.

The goal for 2012 is to make this the best tour to date, and believe me; we are off to a great start.

Whether you are an emerging artist or an established veteran, 2012 is the year to participate.

The structure is in place and the possibilities are wide open.

So, if you have a hankering to collaborate with colleagues; flaunt your program; create public works; present traditional techniques; explore unexplored territory; tackle a series or complete one piece; sell some work; open your studio; clear off your work table; educate the masses; exhibit for the first time; showcase your sabbatical work; connect with your community; be inspired – jump in!

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 11 – 5 both days.

Who can participate in ARTEAST? ARTEAST is open to artists living / working in Madison County; as well as artist-members of the Jacoby Arts Center who live in these neighboring Illinois counties: Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Bond, Clinton, and St. Clair.

 Where: Artists are encouraged to open their studios to the public, participate through a gallery, or coordinate an exhibit in an alternative site (bank, frame shop, coffee shop, etc.).

  • There are many possible venues for exhibitions, each having their own guidelines.
  • The list of sites will be available on the jacobyartscenter.org web site. (Go to the ARTEAST page and click on the artist tab.)
  • Choose one site and plan to be with your work during the event.

Artists who participate

  • Present demonstrations / dialogue to the public about their work.
  • Support the event by promoting and volunteering (if possible).
  • Provide an active email address.
  • Submit the enclosed application and $25 fee ($35 for non-members) by May 1.

Participating artists are promoted through the full color brochure, website, and press releases. 

The ARTEAST web page (www.jacobyartscenter.org click on the ARTEAST tab) provides maps to venues and links to artists’ personal websites.

The Small Works Group Exhibit features one piece from each participating artist.  Held at the Jacoby Arts Center, this 5 week exhibit serves as a preview for the weekend event.

 Application & Fees

  • A $25 participation fee ($35 for non-members) must accompany your application.
  • A $10 late fee required is required for applications postmarked after May 1.
  • No applications will be accepted after May 15.
  • There is no charge for students participating in exhibits on campus.

May 1st Deadline: Return your completed application and check, payable to the Jacoby Arts Center by May 1, to ARTEAST, PO Box 891, Edwardsville, IL 62025 or drop off your completed form at the Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002

 Upon receipt of your application you will receive A calendar with all pertinent deadlines and meeting dates, detailed information on the Small Works Group Exhibit, & Guidelines for image submissions.

Registration Form: ArtEast 15 – Registration

ARTEAST is sponsored in part through

  • PNC
  • The Monsanto Rural Community Arts Education Program, administered by the Arts & Education Council
  • The City of Edwardsville
  • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts


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