The Barn Quilts of Starved Rock Country

The Barn Quilts of Starved Rock Country

Driving down a rural blacktop road in Bureau County, one outbuilding begins to look similar to the next as they cluster from farm to farm until suddenly a kaleidoscope of geometric shapes and colors nearly pop off of a red barn, highlighted by the bright blue afternoon sky.It's t…
Oscar nominated actor called Starved Rock Country home

Oscar nominated actor called Starved Rock Country home

Richard Widmark appeared in more than 60 films during his long and storied career in Hollywood. He could be seen alongside John Wayne in "The Alamo", Marilyn Monroe in "Don't Bother to Knock" and even earned an Academy Award nomination for his screen debut in "Kiss of Death." But…
Summer Send-off: Artists take over botanical garden this Saturday

Summer Send-off: Artists take over botanical garden this Saturday

Hornbaker Garden, located in western Starved Rock Country, is the ideal backdrop for an end of Summer arts festival. In addition to their sprawling lawn, meticulously maintained botanical gardens and beautiful raised plant beds, this horticultural hot spot will host more than thr…
Photo Gallery: Ottawa's Third Friday Art Show

Photo Gallery: Ottawa's Third Friday Art Show

Third Friday is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community, held at local businesses in downtown Ottawa, on the third Friday of every month. This month's Third Friday featured live music by Jeff Rainey, an art show at Open Space Art Gallery and Studios, free hot dogs and ch…
City Folk brings urban decor to Starved Rock Country

City Folk brings urban decor to Starved Rock Country

In the heart of downtown Ottawa you'll find City Folk Urban Decor, a new boutique art store specializing in limited edition artist signed prints and other eclectic interior decorations.There's something for every taste and price point at City Folk. Everything including handmade e…
Locally made 'Trashion' to be shown at Peru Gallery

Locally made 'Trashion' to be shown at Peru Gallery

Handmade dresses featured in the 2019 NCI ARTworks Discarded: Trashion Show will be on display at the 408 Fine Arts Factory's Paint Box Gallery in Peru, this Friday evening.The inaugural Discarded Fashion show was held at Star Union Spirit's atrium, in the historic Westclox Build…
Art in the Park returns to Ottawa

Art in the Park returns to Ottawa

Ottawa's Art in the Park, a Starved Rock Country tradition of more than 50 years, returns Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th. Here's a look at what this weekend's fine arts celebration has to offer:For more information on Ottawa Art League's Art in the Park, visit: www.fac…