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Art on the Square returns to Belleville, IL for annual show


The 20th annual Art on the Square will be from 4-9 p.m. Friday, May 13; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Public Square in downtown Belleville. For more information, visit artonthesquare.com.

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Art on the Square comes back to downtown Belleville’s public square for its 20th show next weekend, May 13-15.

The annual art event features more than 100 artists from around the world and includes works in ceramics, glass, mixed media, painting, drawing/printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, fine craft, digital/graphic design, photography and wood.

In addition to the fabulous art, the three-day event will have live entertainment, food and wine court, craft beer, artist demos and a children’s area with projects for the kiddos.

Hours for the event are 4-9 p.m. Friday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Art on the Square is free and open to the public. No pets, please.

Now, first things first: The Food. (Shopping takes energy. It’s better to check out the art with a full belly.)

Café on the Square will include fare from the following:

  • BEAST Craft BBQ

  • The Nuthouse

  • Oma Gisi German Bakery

  • [email protected] Coffeehouse

  • Quintessential Nutrition Fresh Juices and Smoothies

  • Roy-el Catering

  • Swiney Ribbers BBQ and More

  • White Cottage Ice Cream and More

  • Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant

Here’s the weekend’s entertainment schedule:

Friday, May 13, 4-9 p.m.

  • 4-6 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Kathy Hardin, Watercolor/Ink

  • 4-6 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Rita Wells, Fiber

  • 6-9 p.m. — Janet Evra – Wine Court

  • 6-9 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Lois Holthaus, Zentangle

  • 6-9 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Chauncey Fowler, Watercolor

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Don James Quartet – Wine Court

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Nancy Avdoian, Watercolor

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Sally Farrington, Watercolor/Mixed Media

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Terri Cheatham, Wire Wrapping

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Children’s Art Garden is open. This area will include multiple art projects for kids to enjoy.

  • 2-5 p.m. — Beabout Jazz – Wine Court

  • 2-5 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Terri Cheatham, Wire Wrapping

  • 2-5 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Michael Anderson, Paint Makers

  • 2-5 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Peggy Derhake, Mixed Media

  • 5-8 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Susan Kunz, Drawing

  • 5-8 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Janet Moreiko-Dagen, Jewelry

  • 5:30-8 p.m. — The Philosophers – Wine Court

Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Street Corner Serenade – Wine Court

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Carol Heckenberger, Pastel

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Beth Meier, Colored Pencil/Pastels

  • Noon to 4 p.m. — Children’s Art Garden is open. This area will include multiple art projects for kids to enjoy.

  • 2-5 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Jay Burgmann, Watercolor/Gouache

  • 2-5 p.m. — Artist Demonstration – Betty Burgmann, Acrylic

  • 2:15-5 p.m. — Louis Michael Trio – Wine Court

Shuttle Service:

A shuttle bus is scheduled to arrive at the Belleville Scheel Street MetroLink station 10 minutes before the Art on the Square start times each day. Round trips will be made every 15 minutes. The final trip each evening will leave from Main Street 20 minutes after the day’s scheduled end. The shuttle ends at East Main and North Jackson streets.

For more information about Art on the Square, visit artonthesquare.com or find them on Facebook.

This story was originally published May 9, 2022 7:00 AM.

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Jennifer Green has been with the Belleville News-Democrat since 2006. She covers restaurants and business openings/closings. Green is a 2001 graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Please share tips and feedback at 618-239-2643 or [email protected]





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