Artstarts Company is a Southern Illinois based, non-profit charitable organization devoted to making the "Arts" accessible to all Southern Illinois children. We connect the community through the arts. We help artists astound the world by sharing what they are capable of becoming.
Our goal is to provide opportunities in the arts to a diverse population with the goal of including those who do not now participate in art programs due to cultural or economic barriers. The programs offered by Artstarts, a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization,
are for residents who reside in the southern 14 counties of Illinois.
Cindy Hunt, Executive Director
Beauty and the Beast Information
Licensing restrictions do not allow shortened preview shows for this years' show, therefore we are unable to offer daytime school matinees. Please see the entire production on March 27-30 at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. The 140 kids, along with set builders, musicians, dancers, costumers, and countless volunteers are working hard to make this family friendly production fabulous and it is certain to be enjoyed by everyone!
!! Reach for the Stars Trivia Night was another huge Success !!
Thank you to all who attended, helped, donated, and enjoyed the evening. Your generous participation will help us continue to sponsor Scholarships for many children in the Southern Counties of Illinois.
Trivia Night 2014 is sponsored In Honor of our Junior Theater Festival 2014 Little Mermaid team who competed over the January 17th weekend and brought home the prize for Excellence in Musicianship!
Practice! Practice! Practice!
Beauty and the Beast is on the horizon!
We are about at the one month away from Showtime! Tickets are on sale now to the Public and seats are being snapped up. Please get yours as soon as possible! Click the link in the next sentence to purchase tickets on-line. We will be enjoying the new sound system put in place at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. It is a spectacular enhancement to their beautiful facility and we are proud to be one of the first large shows to experience it!
Beauty and the Beast 2014 is sponsored by:
The Bank of Herrin
Heartland Regional Hospital
Southern Illinois Student Art Competition 2014 is :
Theme: “Create a Castle Cartoon Caricature”
Deadline extended to March 15, 2014
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