Gaslight Art Colony is dedicated to broadening an appreciation of the Arts by providing opportunities that promote awareness, participation and understanding through fine arts exhibitions, classes and workshops.

Coles County Art Council

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Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to present Coles County Art Council for the October show!                     The opening is on Saturday, October 20th from 5:00-8:00 PM. Be sure to register for a chance to win afree children’s class. A coupon to the Main Street Supper Club is also given to everyone who comes to the opening. They were founded May 23, 1984 as the Charleston Area Arts Council by a group of individuals who wanted to promote the arts in the Charleston area. On November18, 1994, the name of the group was changed to Coles County Arts Council due to growth.This show will feature a myriad of art by members of the Coles County Art Council.


Colony Members' Show

Gaslight Art Colony welcomes you to see the artwork of our members. This twice a year exhibit showcases the talent in our community. Gaslight Art Colony is almost eight years old and has over 130 members. Some of these members have chosen their “never-before-seen-at-the-gallery” artwork to be on display Saturday, September 15th through Saturday, October 13th. Our show includes photography, jewelry, metalwork, ceramics, and all forms of paint and drawing. We will be having another drawing for a free children’s class. There will also be a $1 off coupon for the main street cupper club for all who come to the opening. The gallery will be open for a reception for the artists on September 15th from 5-8 p.m. Please join us for a delightful evening with our local artists.



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You may pay online for the classes using PayPal (note:an additional fee is applied when checking our with PayPal.

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If you are interested in Private Ceramics Classes, there are times available and they can be arranged. Please phone us at 217-293-1050. Cost for private class is 25/hr+supplies.



"Best of the Fest" Art Contest Results

best fest winners 260x201Gaslight Art Colony enjoyed sponsoring the art contest for North School students. The students created their art work in the classroom under the instruction of art teacher, Mr.Jarod Green. The students voted on the art work and two entries represented each classroom. We want to thank the community for visiting Gaslight and voting for these students. We enjoyed seeing so many people excited to see the art display. There were 34 entries and close to 300 votes were cast. We appreciate the time and effort by North School students and staff to make our wonderful display at Gaslight. 

Congratulations to all of the students who displayed their art work. Third grade entries were: Kenslee Hill, Isabelle Vondohlen, Lilly Nickles, Evelynne Norton, Alyssa Smoot, Danielle Richey, Briar Bishop, Sydney Macke, Sadie Wallace and Joshua Webber. Fourth Grade entries were Harper Richardson, Matilyn Duzan, Myah Boyd, Ava Daily, Evangeline Hutson, Avery Willis, Emma Gosnell and Hannah Simpson. Fifth Grade entries were Simon Wood, Lucca Giannavola, Abby Thompson, Anna Strohm, Molly Farrell, Zaylee Macke, Ava Harris and Alexis Clark. Sixth Grade entries were Sofia Griswold, Kiana Crawford, Tyler Conyers, Anna Cowan, Alison Martin, Haylee Lankster Hailey King and Sarah Berlin


Become a Member of the Gaslight Art Colony

Memberships are very important to us and without them we would not be able to fund the Art Colony. Memberships are available at various levels and are renewable annually. You can now pay for and renew your annual memberships online. Click here. or click the link below to download the
membership form and mail back to the Art Colony along with your check. Click here to download membership form


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Gaslight Art Colony
516 Archer Ave., Marshall, Illinois 62441
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New Phone Number 217-293-1050

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Wednesday -10-5 
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Special thanks go out to Larry Yargus of Yargus Manufacturing for his generous donation to make this site possible.