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.

Kate Meehling

Gaslight Art Colony and the art community have lost a very talented artist, wonderful person, and special friend.Kate Meehling’s love of art began in elementary school from her art teacher Ms. Ethel Hurst. She loved and enjoyed art till the end. Kate was one of the original artists in Marshall who started the Marshall Art League in 1965. They would meet on Tuesdays. She and other members of the Marshall Art League would go to Paris, Illinois and paint with Mildred Stewart. In 1969, she entered the WED Art program at St Mary of the Woods studying painting and art history for a semester. She was awarded countless prizes in the Clark County Extension Town & County art shows. In 1985, she earned credit in Humanities Through the Arts, offered on TV by Lakeland College, also took drawing classes through Lakeland College Extension at the High School.She was elected and served on the Sheldon Swope Art Museum Board of` Trustee from 1980-1993.

Kate, in 2009 was one of the founding board members of Gaslight Art Colony. She served as Vice President and remained on the board as an honorary board member. She always looked forward to Thursdays – it was Paint Day! Kate Meehling had a tremendous influence on the arts. In the community and will be greatly missed by many!

There will be a Memorial Show of Kate Meehling’s artwork at the Gaslight Art Colony on May 16th, 2020 through June 13th, 2020.


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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

Winter Hours now- Febrary 16th

W-Sat. 10:00-1:00

Tuesday- 10-1
Wednesday -10-5 
Thursday- 10-1
Friday- 10-5
Saturday- 10-1

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