Visitors Guide to the
Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway
Alton, Illinois 62002
618-462-5222

Street Parking Accessible Cultural Exhibits Accessible Restrooms

Crossing the Clark Bridge to comb the antique shops or scout for eagles along the Great River Road, you will find the new Jacoby Arts Center is an exciting stop to enrich your itinerary. Housed in the renovated 1899 Jacoby furniture store on Broadway this three-story, 40,000-square-foot brick building was donated to the Madison County Arts Council by C. J. Jacoby and Co., Inc. and opened as an art center in 2004. In this new facility you will find a sparkling art gallery, a dynamic educational facility, and an array of exquisite artisans' crafts.

Classes for adults and children feature native arts such as pottery, stained glass, mosaics, watercolor, colored pencil explorations, Christmas gourd ornaments and book arts using Japanese binding techniques and handmade paper from garden plants, farmer's crops and recycled paper.

A small gift shop offers choice items by native artists: a crimson snow-flake twill scarf woven in silk and merino wool, delicate white-on-white raku pots, cds of original music composed in honor of the Clark Bridge and North American Indians, artful cards, meltin-your-mouth English toffee, and baskets filled with the makings of your own masterpiece.

The Jacoby Arts Center is a beacon in downtown Alton, attracting community interest and art lovers from across the country. Over the next few years, the council plans to refurbish the rest of the building and has plans to have a music conservatory and studio space, where the public could view artists in action on the second and third floors. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 pm to 5 pm and Sundays 12 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free and members are entitled to discounts on classes and gifts. Treat yourself to the discovery of a wealth of local talent, creative opportunities and the renaissance of River Bend culture. Class schedules and the current newsletter will be sent upon request by calling 618-462-5222.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT
  October 18 - November 22, 2014
Area artists and creative individuals have been invited to Build-A-Bra for the Cure for the Bras on Broadway exhibit! These artists have used their creative talents to honor and remember a loved one, celebrate a survivor, or simply show your commitment to this life-saving cause! The possibilities are endless! These creative individuals have transformed ordinary bras into an "artful" submission or have creates a new, original bra-themed artwork. Many mediums are incorporated including stitching, knitting, painting, welding, carving, and molding. These Art Bras range from fun to funky, whimsical to elegant, bountiful to beautiful! During the exhibit, viewers can vote for their favorite design with $1 tickets. The winner of the "People's Choice BRA-VO Award" will be announced at the November 22 benefit reception.
Free
     
UPCOMING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
  Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Jacoby Arts Center presents its music concert series, LIVE at Jacoby: Saturday Nights, on the last Saturday night of each month. A cash beverage bar available at each concert, serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. September's musical act is Autumnís Child, a chamber ensemble that performs Global Chamber Music, a hybrid of world, jazz, classical and folk styles. You can also watch the fantastic brushwork of artist Vesna Delevska. The painting she creates at the event will be available for purchase at the end of the night!
Admission
  Saturday, November 29, 2014
The Jacoby Arts Center presents its music concert series, LIVE at Jacoby: Saturday Nights, on the last Saturday night of each month. A cash beverage bar available at each concert, serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. November's musical act is Elsie Parker and the Poor People of Paris. Specializing in French pop, jazz, and rock songs this quartet of talented musicians helps bring class and talent to this month's featured concert.
Admission
  Saturday, December 13, 2014
The Jacoby Arts Center presents a special session of its music concert series, LIVE at Jacoby: Saturday Nights. A cash beverage bar available at each concert, serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. In honor of the holidays the Jacoby hosts Jesse Prather who will put you in the Christmas spirit. Experience some traditional Christmas music as well as some new songs as Jesse sings and plays the piano.
Admission
  Saturday, December 27, 2014
The Jacoby Arts Center presents its music concert series, LIVE at Jacoby: Saturday Nights, on the last Saturday night of each month. A cash beverage bar available at each concert, serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. December's musical act is Canadian Folk Singer Tia McGraff and her husband, Tommy Parham who sing rootsy melodies and honest-to-heart songs to warm the soul in the middle of the winter!
Admission
   

Visiting the Jacoby Arts Center
     Visiting Hours
          Monday: Closed
          Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
          Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm
There is no charge to visit the Jacoby Arts Center.

Visit the greatriverroad.com art trail section for more art related attractions and events in the Middle Mississippi River Valley.


Directions: The Jacoby Arts Center is located at 627 E. Broadway, east of the Alton Visitors Center. Parking can be found on the street or in the lot behind the building.

GPS Coordinates
N  38  53.392
W 90  10.562

Learn more about the Alton area.


madisoncountyartscouncil.org - Official site of the Jacoby Arts Center

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