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.

Colony Members' Show

Gaslight Art Colony welcomes you to the gallery to see the artwork of our members. This twice a year exhibit showcases the talent in our community. Gaslight Art Colony is celebrating 10 years in October and boasts over 130 members. Some of these members have chosen their “never-before-seen-at-the-gallery” artwork to be on display Saturday, September 21st through Saturday, October 12th. Our show includes all forms of media. The gallery will be open for a reception for the artists and public on September 21st from 5-8 p.m. Also come in and vote for the North School Art Contest. Please join us for a delightful evening with our local artists.


North School Art Contest

Best of the Fest’ Art Contest
• Contest for Kids grades 3-6
• Theme will be ( Fall )
• Mr. Green will explain contest and pass out flyers to go home and conduct the art contest in the classroom.
• All art forms are acceptable, crayon, paint, pencil, clay, entries must be no larger than 8.5 x 11
• All artwork must be ready for display at the Colony by Sept 20th
• Voting will take place on the 13, 16.17,18,19. Voting will take place in Art Class and managed by Mr. Green. Two pieces of art will represent each class. No Names on the front of the entries. Each class will vote on another classes art work. The winner from the class will represent their classroom and go to the Gaslight Art Colony to be judged by the town between the hours of 12:00-600. The winner in each grade will be announced on Sat. evening at 6:30. Everyone who comes to the Art Colony will be issued one ticket pack that has a grade level on it to place their vote. We will get Colony Club to help us.
• The winning classroom will get an ice cream party the week after the Fall Festival.
• Art supplies and Free Art Class Certificate will be awarded to the winner at each grade level.
• Gaslight will host the voting by offering cookies, water and lemonade
Contest Rules
1. Students will not be limited to art form however, the size of the project shall be no larger than 8.5 X 11 due to limited display space at Gaslight Art Colony.
2. Students may create their art piece using a Fall Theme.
3. No Names will be placed on the Art piece until the winner is determined from each classroom. The teacher may use a number system to help her identify her students’ art work.
4. Winner Circle will allow past winners to display their art and win a free art class and free membership to Gaslight for one year.
5. Winner will be awarded the Art Supplies and the classroom that submitted the winning piece will earn a Sundae Party.


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

Winter Hours now- Febrary 16th

W-Sat. 10:00-1:00

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

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