Arts & Entertainment

Talent on Display

Creativity thrives in Jacksonville, Illinois. The hallowed halls of Illinois College, the masterpieces that hang in Second Empire-style Strawn Art Gallery, and even on our historic downtown buildings all celebrate the creative minds that flourish in our community as well as those who came before — including a remarkable collection of North American, Mesoamerican, and South American pottery.

Just as visual media prospers in Jacksonville, so too does live entertainment. Both local artists and nationally touring acts take the stage at open mics and concerts around town while one of the top orchestras in Illinois fills the air with its rendition of classical pieces. The local college theatre highlights the bright young minds of the stage while our historic cinema promises modern blockbusters in a classic setting — a must-visit for any film buff. Whether you’re searching for inspiration or relishing the work of others, experience the many amazing creative outlets around Jacksonville.

Musician performing live at Water's Edge Winery & Bistro


Beyond Tabletop Game Lounge
Address
70 East Central Park Plaza
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Goldleaf Gallery and Art Supplies
Address
222 E State St
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Illinois College TheatreWorks
Address
1101 West College Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Illinois Theater
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Address
204 North Mauvaisterre Street
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Jacksonville Speedway
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Address
110 South Westgate Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
The Vault
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Address
73 E Central Park Plaza Suite 7,
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Hours
Monday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM