Prairie Fruits Farm Spring Saturday Open Houses

The 2015 Season kicks off on Saturday March 21st and runs through April 25th. Each Saturday morning, from 9 AM to 12 noon.

GoatsWe’ll be selling our cheeses, goat milk yogurt, and various flavors of gelato. Other area farmer friends will be here to sell their early season offerings.  We will also have some artisan friends joining us with baked goods, and more.  This is a great time to come out visit the farm, see some of the new babies, and get an early taste of spring.

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13th Annual Boneyard Art Festival

Mark your calendars, the 13th Annual Boneyard Art Festival will take place April 9-12, 2015!

Kelly Edington’s “Pop” is this year’s signature image

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | U of I Campus
Friday, April 10 + Saturday, April 11, 2015 | Champaign-Urbana
Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Out & About Champaign County

Presented annually every spring by 40 North | 88 West, the Boneyard Arts Festival is a four-day event showcasing the broad range of creative activity flourishing in our community. Its goal is to bring together local artists, businesses and organizations for a special event showcasing the art of Champaign County.

More than a traditional arts walk, the Boneyard is a unique countywide celebration that takes place in a wide variety of venues (over 100!) — both traditional (theaters, cafes, galleries & museums) and non-traditional (salons & retail stores) — and features the work of literally hundreds of artists. Sculptors, weavers, painters, photographers and other visual artists join musicians, actors, dancers, poets and performers of all kinds in sharing their creativity throughout Champaign, Urbana, U of I Campus, Rantoul, Homer, Mahomet, St. Joseph and Sidney.

The festival stimulates cultural, economic, social and educational growth by providing an opportunity for people of every age, background and interest to participate.

2015 Hatch: A Creative-Reuse Art Festival

4C_horizontal_hatch_primaryHatch, as the only creative-reuse art festival in Illinois and is produced by The I.D.E.A. Store, a Champaign, Illinois-based creative-reuse marketplace and the social earned-income enterprise of the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation. The Festival will celebrate its 3rd year this year and is going strong. this year features 11 events (the Festival Schedule) and counting including a juried art fair and juried art exhibition, special lectures, music and artists-in-residence, David and Roberta Williamson, who will work with local school students and provide workshops to the public while visiting.

The Hatch Committee is made up of hard-working volunteers on the Steering Committee who have a multitude of talents along with many volunteers who have taken on special tasks.  Everyone just pitches in to make this a really cool community event.  So here is the list not in any particular order:

Carleen Sacris, Scott Fernsler, Stacy Gross, Lauren Van Osten, Melissa Mitchell, Carol Jo Morgan, Megan Thompson, Henry Radcliffe, Jr., Craig Rost, Brian Knox, Susan Becker, The I.D.E.A. Store volunteers, CUScholars Volunteers and more to come! Thank you, All!

So, where is it?  The festival is several events over 2 weeks and 3 weekends!  And, it is all in Champaign County, IL.  Our events are happening all over the community.

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