art & society - jul/aug 2018

by Mae Gilliland Wright

Nikole Cooney's surreal and magical world mirrors the beauty of nature through fairytale-like imagery.

A Fulton County Getaway

by Joy Neighbors
Photos by Jeanine Standard

Spend a weekend or a day exploring the emerging wine industry (and more) in rural Fulton County.

Primed for Creativity

by Beth Weimer

Through hands-on art parties, Creativity Uncorked reveals the original artist inside each of us.

Written on the Bluffs

by Beth Weimer

With the upcoming release of its fourth issue, the Bluffs Literary Magazine continues to evolve as a platform for a growing community of writers.

200 Artists, 16 Murals, 5 Days

by Beth Weimer

Hundreds of artists and volunteers are gearing up to transform Streator at the Streator Walldogs Mural Festival.

A Midsummer Night in Peoria

by Jonathan Wright
Photo by Chuck Osgood

Shakespeare speaks to everyone—that is the profound belief of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. This summer, CST brings that message to Peoria.