Cultural Arts

Springfield Area Arts Council
420 S. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL

Established in 1976, SAAC seeks to encourage and advocate on behalf of the performing and visual arts in Springfield and Sangamon and Menard counties. Its mission is met by promoting an awareness of the arts and the scheduling of arts activities and programs for audiences of all ages.

Monday through Friday 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Studio on 6th
215 S. 6th St.
Springfield, IL

Studio on 6th is The Original Art Co-op in Historic Downtown Springfield where the participating local artists receive 100% of the sale of their work. The Studio is an ever-changing array of color and creativity featuring one-of-a-kind works of art made fresh daily by over 60 local artists. Purchases from our store can be found in homes from coast-to-coast and around the world.

Be sure to visit our Artsy Threads Clothing Boutique filled with handmade clothing and upscale recycled items from infant to children’s to teens to women’s sizes S–5X. Lots of lace and ruffles is our specialty, along with vintage and our up-cycled collection. Custom orders for all styles accepted.

Monday–Friday: 10:00am–5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am–5:00pm
Open until 8:00pm Every First Friday
Open Some Sundays
Get a free Abraham Lincoln souvenir.

Get a FREE wine glass charm or necklace charm EVERY First Friday from 5:00–8:00pm

The Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 South 6th Street

The Hoogland Center for the Arts provides the community with a venue to foster an understanding of and appreciation for the arts, enhance artistic expression and communication, and to enrich community interaction.

Ticket Office: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and two hours before each performance.
Administrative Office: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This weekend the Hoogland Center presents the drama “A Raisin in the Sun”. Nominated for four Tony Awards when it was originally staged in 1960, “A Raisin in the Sun” is a monumental piece of American theater that explores generational differences, race and gender roles, and the importance of morality. The characters are believable and heartbreaking, well-realized human beings, and their struggles against prejudice and hardship are as meaningful now as they were decades ago. Performances are in Theatre III with general admission seating on Nov. 11-13. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $16 for seniors over 60 and students. To order tickets call (217) 523-2787.

Showing this November, “Crimes of the Heart” is a delightful, dark comedy presented by the Springfield Theatre Centre which follows three sisters who struggle with each of their own personal situations. Lenny, the oldest sister, is thirty and unmarried; Meg, the middle sister, is struggling with a failed singing career; and Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband. Their troubles, grave and yet somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their self-righteous cousin and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. Can these sisters escape the past to seize the future? Find out at “Crimes of the Heart”. The show runs Nov. 11 – 14 and 18 – 20 in the LRS Theatre. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $16 for seniors over 60 and children under 12. To order tickets call (217) 523-2787.