FEBRUARY ANNUAL UPTOWN JACKSON ARTIST COLLECTIVE EXHIBITING REGIONAL ARTIST WORKS
Join us in beautiful Uptown Jackson for February Annual Collective. The main exhibit event will be Saturday, February 18th at the History Center and throughout Uptown Jackson, from 3 PM to 8 PM. During the evening the Cape Girardeau County History Center, 102 S. High St., will be transformed into an art gallery space, while High St. becomes La Via dell’Arte (the street of art) including a portion of Adams St. and Court St. From the History Center, patrons will be guided to the businesses to view additional art displays.
Each artist will display three or more works at the History Center. There is no admission fee to participate in this event.
Participating businesses will include Cobblestone Corner, High Street Station, Jones Drug Store, Siemers Best Brands Plus, The Print Zone, Sweetheart Floral, Stitched & Stamped, The Ground-A-Bout coffee shop, as well as Barrel 131--a new business to open in the Uptown district. Cobblestone Corner will feature a wine/cheese/sausage tasting with Crown Valley Winery on site. High Street Station will have a wine tasting with snacks. The History Center will provide light refreshments and art opening fare. Many of the Uptown businesses will remain open until 8 PM., and the remaining businesses will participate with lighted window displays of the featured artist’s works creating an Uptown Outdoor Walking Gallery.
Exhibiting regional artists are: Nancy Collier, Cleda Curtis, Jeanie Eddleman, Judy Litzelfelner, Craig Thomas, Jake Wells, and Chris Wubbena. The work of Jake Wells is being shown posthumously, generously shared for the collective exhibit by local collectors.
Once again, artists will offer an art exploration session with one local grade school class. Local artists Craig Thomas and Nancy Collier will offer an interactive art exploration session for the St. Paul Lutheran School 5th Grade class earlier in the week.
The Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization guides, promotes, and develops the historic uptown area as a community anchor and a destination. Uptown Jackson reflects a vibrant, bustling, pedestrian-oriented community offering a variety of activities and experiences that support existing businesses and attract new ones while drawing visitors as well as past and present residents. We strive to preserve the character of an outstanding community with unique qualities to be treasured, occasionally polished, and frequently put on display.
For more information about Uptown Jackson, visit their website.
For information on the February Collective, email Carla Jordan.