No need to leave town!
Fill all of your shopping and entertainment needs right here in Jacksonville!
From one-of-a-kind antiques to locally owned specialty shops, Jacksonville offers something for everyone. That special treasure you’ve been searching for is just waiting for you in one of the shops and stores scattered throughout the city.
Looking for culture? A highly-acclaimed community theatre group puts on productions all year long. The Jacksonville Symphony and Chorale and Illinois College’s McGaw Fine Arts Series all present fantastic seasons of concerts each year. Artists and art lovers return again and again to the David Strawn Art Gallery.
Need to stretch your legs? Recreation abounds! Multiple golf courses, lakes, parks, campgrounds, and athletic opportunities are just moments away.
You’ll find lots to do, both night and day.
CAMPING / GOLFING / PARKS & RECREATION
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
ECLECTIC ART GALLERY
66 East Central Park Plaza
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the First Friday of the month 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. coinciding with the Downtown Gallery Hop
(217) 883.3511 www.eclecticartco-op.com
Asa Talcott House, 859 Grove Street
Monthly Imagine Foundation Events:
• Downtown Gallery Hop- visit a variety of gallery sites and stores to view art from local and visiting artists, 1st Friday of every month, 5-9 p.m.
• Art & Dine- includes exhibits by local or visiting artists and a special four-course dinner at Lonzerotti’s Italia Restaurant. The evening starts with a viewing, followed by dinner and a gallery talk between courses.
210 West College Avenue
Live theater productions, performed at the Sophie Leschin Auditorium, The JTG Studio Theatre, and various locations.
JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY SOCIETY
One of the top orchestras in the state, the JSS is on stage for five concerts each year. Auditioned performers work with featured guest performers, including members of the St. Louis Symphony. Programs include classical, holiday, and pop offerings.
(217) 245.1181 or (888) 310.6781
STRAWN ART GALLERY
331 West College Ave
Visit this beautiful, historic structure, featuring monthly changing art exhibits and permanent collections which include displays of early Mississippian Native American pottery and the Miriam Cowgur Allen doll collection. Open September to May, Tues. – Sat. 4-6pm & Sunday 1-3pm
(217) 243.9390 www.strawnartgallery.org
ILLINOIS COLLEGE THEATREWORKS
300 Lockwood Place
Featuring the students of Illinois College in live theatre performances throughout the year under the direction of experienced faculty.
(217) 245.3471 ic.edu/theatre
ILLINOIS THEATRE (2 SCREENS)
Northeast corner of Central Park Plaza
(217) 245.8212 www.illinoistimestheater.com
SOUTH COUNTY CINEMA (6 SCREENS)
2199 South Main, South Jacksonville
(217) 245.1850 www.rmccinemas.com
RETAIL SHOPPING AREAS
Jacksonville’s downtown area, historic Central Park Plaza, offers a range of shops and services, with unique gifts, crafts and artwork, as well as a nice selection of restaurants. Jacksonville’s historic city center is in the midst of an exciting renaissance to restore historic traffic patterns, improve access, enhance park amenities and landscaping, all making downtown even more appealing.
TRANSFER COMPANY SHOPS
Located on East State Street in a historic building, this grouping of eclectic shops creates a unique shopping experience. Antiques, gifts, furniture and a women’s clothing boutique. Top off your day with lunch at Isabel’s Tea Room or Lonzerotti’s Italia Restaurant, located in the historic Chicago & Alton Railroad depot.
LINCOLN SQUARE AND MORTON AVENUE
All along Morton Avenue, you will find many of the national chains of department and discount stores, including Wal-Mart, Shopko, Staples, and Home Depot. Lincoln Square Shopping Center, on Morton Avenue between Diamond and Lincoln Avenue, houses J.C. Penney, Dunham’s Sports, Kirlin’s Hallmark, and other clothing and retail stores.
SOUTH JAX ANTIQUE MALL
1850 South Main Street
THE PEDDLER’S ANTIQUE & HOME DÉCOR SHOPPES
1847 South Main Street
GRACE ANN’S TIQUES AND MORE PLUS THE BABY STORE
611 East State Street
Located in the Transfer Company Shops
701 West State