Art at the Market: Free Art Workshops and Performances
Art at the Market is a monthly event at Urbana's Market at the Square sponsored by the Urbana Public Arts Program, offering art workshops and music performances. All activities are free, open to all ages, and require no registration to participate. The workshops and performances are held on Walnut Street near the City of Urbana tent at the northwest entrance to the Market at the Square.
Call for Artists and Performers
Urbana’s Art at the Market is now accepting applications to participate as an art workshop leader or performer during the 2014 season. The season will run every Saturday, May 3 through November 1, and is located at the corner of Illinois and Vine Streets near downtown Urbana. The Market will be open 7 a.m. – noon, rain or shine. Urbana’s Market at the Square reaches thousands of patrons each Saturday during the summer months. Dates of this year’s art workshops and performances will be May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13. Urbana’s Market has been a mainstay of Saturday morning activities for the past 35 years, and is home to an average of 70 vendors every week, all of whom grow or create their own fresh produce, plants, and flowers; farm products such as meat, cheeses, eggs, honey, and fresh baked goods and other prepared foods. There also is a wide variety of art and crafts for sale as well as a variety of local food trucks dishing out everything from cupcakes to burritos. New in 2014 is the addition of a new category of vendors selling locally-produced beer, wine, and spirits. Please send information on art workshop or performance to Lisa Hatchadoorian at email@example.com or call 217- 328-8265. The deadline to receive entries is April 4, 2014. Click here for art workshop guidelines. Click here for Performance Guidelines.