Melissa M. Harden shares her photography and portraits this month at Charleston City Hall. She is Coles County Art Council’s December artist.

Melissa has had a fondness for photography since she was in her senior year of high school. But it wasn’t until 2013 that her shutterbug hobby blossomed into a full-blown business. Studio 21 is an indoor and outdoor studio with a glamorous dressing room and a luxury style closet which includes beautiful accessories.

Melissa also works on personal projects such as the Bearded Wonder Project, her Piano High Note Series, the My Pet Project, and the Tatted Wonder Series. Her studio is in her hometown of Mattoon where she lives with her husband, two sons, and her beloved cat Sparky.

Melissa has a Facebook page called Melissa M. Harden at Studio 21. Her portrait work and photography can be viewed on her website . She can also be reached on her business phone 217-962-0048.

Coles County Art Council thanks Melissa M. Harden for sharing her work with the surrounding communities. CCAC also thanks Charleston City Hall for providing a space to showcase artwork in their main lobby. Please stop in at Charleston City Hall to view Melissa M. Harden’s photography and portraits through the month of December.

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Friday, December 1st, 2017, repeated every day until Sunday, December 31, 2017 — all day


City Hall

520 Jackson Ave.
Charleston, IL


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