There is a vibrant artistic community in Williamson County that offers visitors a rich variety of dance, music and theater as well as an art gallery with rotating exhibits through the year. We have several performing arts theaters and other facilities that showcase the artistic talents of our residents. Visitors are invited and encouraged to experience our arts scene!
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. The Artstarts House is host to musical theatre performances, theatre and art camps, and much more.
This 750 Seat theatre features a full orchestra pit, large stage, air conditioning and convenient and ample parking for audience members. From a performance standpoint, the auditorium also features a large backstage dressing area and wondrous acoustics.
The Herrin Civic Center is a multipurpose facility with conference areas, a galleria that seats 350 and an auditorium that seats 341. The Civic Center is host to all types of performances on a regular basis and can be rented for small meetings, stage performances and social events such as wedding receptions, reunions, etc. Many nationally known entertainers perform for the Patron of the Arts Series and for special appearances.
Named after Civil War General John A. Logan, the college combines modern architecture and a beautiful park-like setting. Memorabilia of General Logan and his wife, Mary, are on display in the museum and art gallery at the college.
Little Egypt Arts Association is a not for profit artist Co-op that was established in 1995 by approximately 20 local artists and art patrons. It's the largest cooperative art center in Southern Illinois. Offering a gift shop, art classes and workshops.
The Marion Cultural and Civic Center serves Southern Illinois as an outlet for cultural and artistic opportunities of all types. MCCC is a 1094 seat performing arts center located in the historic town square of Marion, IL. In addition to providing a state-of-the-art theatrical facility at a low rental cost, MCCC also provides a portion of the lobby to display paintings and artwork from Southern Illinois artists.
The city of Marion owns and operates this massive facility provides the perfect solution for meetings, gatherings, and events for the Southern Illinois area. Shopping , lodging, and restaurant facilities are just a few minutes away. The setting is quite spectacular, developed on a 12 acre lake. The building is approximately 30,000 square feet of space designed to rent. An Expo hall and 3 separate banquet rooms are available to cater to your every need. Rates are available upon request.