Gaslight Art Colony is dedicated to broadening an appreciation of the Arts by providing opportunities that promote awareness, participation and understanding through fine arts exhibitions, classes and workshops.

Thomas Swopes

full moon 24 x 30 2017 edited compressed.jpg tom swopes 20174130 240x192Gaslight Art Colony is featuring artist Tom Swopes at the gallery in November and early December. His show will open with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, November 18th from 5-8 p.m. CST. The show can be seen through Saturday,December 16th.Tom Swopes has been making art for over five decades. He has been teaching others to make and appreciate art since 1981, and he retired from teaching in 2012 after 25 years of teaching drawing, painting, and sculpture at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Tom is a summa cum laudegraduate of Indiana University, Bloomington with a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture. He has won numerous awards and you will find his work in public and private collections in the United States and abroad. You may find out more information aboutTom and his work at www.thomasswopes.com and on Facebook at The Art of Thomas Swopes.


Fall Classes at The Colony

Gaslight Art Colony is offering a variety of classes for all ages. To sign up for any of the following art classes you may stop in at 516 Archer Ave. Marshall, IL,  Phone us at, 217-293-1050 or email us at gaslightartcolony@gmail.com. You may also click on this PayPal link to pay directly online.

Open Ceramics Classes start Thursdays in October from 6-8 CST and cost $20 per class.    (Must have taken Intro to Ceramics to join.)



Colony Club 2017

Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to sponsor "The Colony Club" for the 2017-2018 school year. The club meets at a variety of weekly scheduled times to work on community projects. Gaslight’s local artists volunteer to be on hand to mentor and guide the students through their projects with no cost to the members. All Marshall High School Students and Marshall teens have an opportunity to join the Colony Club. The Club consists of teenagers interested in furthering their artistic talents. Our goal is to promote our young artists by displaying the Club's art work around our community through our local businesses. We welcome all teens interested in art and encourage them to join the club. Sign up at Marshall High School in Mrs. Beth Meeker's Art Room, or click on the form link. Drop the form off at Gaslight Art Colony or at Mrs. Meeker's Art Room. Welcome to The Club!


Become a Member of the Gaslight Art Colony

Memberships are very important to us and without them we would not be able to fund the Art Colony. Memberships are available at various levels and are renewable annually. You can now pay for and renew your annual memberships online. Click here. or click the link below to download the
membership form and mail back to the Art Colony along with your check. Click here to download membership form 


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Gaslight Art Colony
516 Archer Ave., Marshall, Illinois 62441
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New Phone Number 217-293-1050

Tuesday- 10-1
Wednesday -10-5 
Thursday- 10-1
Friday- 10-5
Saturday- 10-1

Closed Sunday & Monday


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Special thanks go out to Larry Yargus of Yargus Manufacturing for his generous donation to make this site possible.