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.

Market Fair on the Square

The Gaslight Art Colony would like to invite you to participate as a vendor at our “Market Fair on the Square” on June 24th & 25th 2016. This festival is in conjunction with the Marshall Walldogs weekend that features the painting of 16 building murals in just 4 days. Artists from around the world will be painting murals rich in the history and tradition of Marshall, Illinois. We are working with the Marshall Chamber of Commerce on this International Mural Painting Event in Downtown Marshall, IL. For more information contact the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce at www.marshallilchamber.com/walldogs,or Gaslight Art Colony at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (217)293-1050.

The Gas Light Art Colony is expecting a great number of vendors showcasing a wide variety of items for sale to the large crowds expected to visit our community during the festival. Click here for the Vendor Application for you to submit as a participant. Thank you in advance for your participation, we look forward to seeing you at this event.


Thomas Swopes

Gaslight Art Colony welcomes Tom Swopes to the gallery in November and early December. His show, “New Works” will open with an Artist’sReception on Saturday, November 21st 6-9 p.m. The show can be seen through Saturday,December 12th.Tom Swopes has been making art for over five decades. He has been teaching others to make and appreciate art since 1981, and he retired from teaching in 2012 after 25 years of teaching drawing, painting, and sculpture at Saint Mary of-the-WoodsCollege. Tom is a summa cum laudegraduate of Indiana University, Bloomington with a Master of Fine Arts inSculpture. He has won numerous awardsand you will find his work in public and private collections in the UnitedStates and abroad. You may find out more information about Tom and his work at www.thomasswopes.comand on Facebook at The Art of Thomas Swopes.


Canvas at the Colony

img 0051 152928 180x240Gaslight Art Colony offers adult classes “Canvas at the Colony” for those who have always wanted to try their hand at painting. There are two classes scheduled on Nov. 16th and Dec.1st. The December 1st class still has openings. Class time is 6:00-8:30 PM CST. There are no special skills required and all supplies are provided. At Canvas at the Colony artist Jo Rich paints a painting while you paint your own. She guides you through each step and in one evening you go home with a finished painting!


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

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

Closed Sunday & Monday


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