The annual 64 Arts national juried exhibit drew entries from across the nation -- and even a couple from other countries.The exhibit includes 132 works by 78 artists. One of those artists is from Canada and another is from Italy. Buchanan Center Director Susan Twomey said western Illinois is also represented.“We have some people from Macomb. We have someone from Galesburg. We have three or four artists right from the Monmouth area who all got work accepted into the show,” Twomey said.
After months of study, the Spurgeons building on South Main Street in Monmouth was selected to house artist studios and a retail shop to sell their work.
The choice was made by city representatives and members of ArtSpace, which is a non-profit arts development and consulting organization from Minneapolis.
The Spurgeons building has a limestone front and was built in 1940.
Rich Egger speaks with representatives from the Galesburg Civic Art Center, the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb, and the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth.
Galesburg Civic Art Center