Framing the Spectrum: Celebrating Gender Diversity through Photography

FramingFraming the Spectrum is a photography art project celebrating the trans*/gender spectrum in our community. Thanks to Mayhem Images and Peggy Paceley Photography for conducting photo shoots with local trans*, genderqueer, agender, bigender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming folks across the gender spectrum.

Over 50 photographs of 17 local children, youth, and adults, as well as some of their loved ones will be displayed alongside artwork from local artists. A raffle drawing will be held for photography sessions with Mayhem Images and Peggy Paceley Photography.

Suggested door donation: $5

The UP Center of Champaign County
Mayhem Images
Peggy Paceley Photography
University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center
Soma Ultralounge
Minneci’s at the Crossing
Community UCC, Champaign, IL

Thanks to Michael’s for the discounted frames!

Featured artwork by:
Evelyne Tardy
Sydney Germaine
Rachel Okrey

13 Thursdays | Discounts In Campustown

Click the link to get the details on the discounts. Also, Emily Otness recorded a jingle for Champaign. It’s really great, check it out.


The Champaign Center Partnership is proud to once again make Thursdays your best day of the week with 13 Thursdays in Campustown all summer long.

Enjoy great discounts every Thursday between graduation and the return of students in August. Participating businesses have rolled out the best deals you’ll find anywhere in CU!

This year we are very excited to add live entertainment and activities to 13 Thursdays giving you even more reasons to visit Campustown, explore and return the following Thursdays!

Beat the heat and head to Campustown every Thursday for shopping, eating, performances and kids activities.

40th Annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

Now in its 40th year, the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival Champaign County’s largest free festival. Urbana’s signature summer event is a two-day celebration of food, live music, arts and crafts and of course, sweet corn. Taking place in the heart of downtown Urbana, the 2015 festival will run Friday, August 28 from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, August 29 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival is host to two nights of live music, featuring performances by local favorites, several regional acts, and a nationally-renowned headliner.