Uncover a region full of rich history, diverse culture and hidden treasures around every corner.  Discover the different types of creative venues that highlight Williamson County’s vibrant artistic scene.  There is something unique for everyone to experience throughout the year.

Discover the Hartley Art GalleryYou will discover a variety of dance, music and theatre as well as rotating gallery exhibits.  Take a class at Southern Illinois’ largest cooperative art center, Little Egypt Arts Association, or unearth the fresh artistic presence at Hartley Art Gallery.  Local businesses have partnered with artisans to paint colorful murals that celebrate the heritage of our communities. Catch a performance at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center which showcases the talents of local and national acts.

Study the chronicles of our century-old coal mining roots at one of our museums and numerous historical monuments scattered throughout the area. Go back in time to discover the Harrison/Bruce Historical Village or find long-lost loved ones at the Williamson County Historical Museum’s genealogy library.  Commonly referred to as “Little Egypt”, our friendly towns welcome you to embrace Williamson County’s extraordinary culture and charm.

Shop for vintage clothing and other relics at one of our retail settings. They range from quaint shops to contemporary name-brand outlets.  From our large collection of antique dealers to numerous boutiques, you can find unique selections to match every taste and style.  Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? Swing by one of many specialty shops and pick-up some homemade goods!

Williamson County… A Vibrant Destination to Discover!