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Deadline approaching for Shelby County Art Show submissions
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Deadline approaching for Shelby County Art Show submissions


SHELBYVILLE — The deadline to register art for the 54th annual 2020 Shelby County Art Show is Thursday, March 19. The Shelby County Art Show is an opportunity to have art viewed, judged and critiqued that has been created since the last April exhibit. Brochures are available in Shelbyville locations of Merle Norman at 144 E. Main, Flourishes Gallery and Studios at 140 1/2 E. Main, the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce, Shelbyville Illinois Tourism and Visitors Center and Facebook-Shelby County Art Show 2020 or by email from

Art show co-director, Carol Kessler, has received only three adult registrations thus far, but knows that many come in at the last minute. They can be taken to Merle Norman or mailed to Shelby County Art Show, P.O. Box 321, Shelbyville, IL 62565. There is a $15 registration fee that is to accompany the form.

As Carol has stated in past years, "We are thankful for the wealth of talent from amateur to professional that we find in this area. I also know that there are a number of what I call 'closet artists' who have never shown their creations of fine art. We encourage those artists to have their work seen and have the opportunity to get positive feedback from others and a trained judge."

The show brings in 500-600 viewers every year to see adult entries, the creations of kindergarten through high school students, demonstrators, musical performers and the special exhibit, this year featuring Robert Marshal Root.

The Shelby County Art Show is held at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center with public viewing on Saturday, April 4 from 3-7 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 from noon-5 p.m.

Call Carol at 217-827-5690 with any questions.


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