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Mural City Missouri on Route 66 (ages 21+)
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Missouri’s history is memorialized in the nearly countless murals adorning the walls of Cuba’s business district. The stories these paintings tell are sure to bring back some memories and put a smile on your face.

After the mural tour, enjoy a delicious lunch and a taste of some of the goods Belmont Vineyards have to offer.

Trip departs from Brentwood Recreation Complex, Room 101.

Beauty in the Beast Art Exhibit
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit Jacoby Arts Center and take delight in this fun exhibit of artful animals, real or imagined, Beauty in the Beast.

The animal-themed artwork will educate, amuse, and amaze visitors of all ages. The artwork is varied, with some pieces that are realistic and some that are abstract, as well as in 2-D and 3-D media.

Don’t miss your chance to see this entertaining exhibit!

Jacoby Arts Center is open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 12 pm to 4 pm Sunday. For more information, please call (618)-462-5222.

Jacoby Arts Center: From the Inside Out
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This enthralling exhibit features the work of 3 international artists — Irit Dolman of Israel, India Flint of Australia, and Fabienne Ray of The Netherlands — along with that of 3 US artists — Rio Wrenn of Oregon, and Elizabeth Adams-Marks and Patricia Vivod of Illinois, both of whom are also participating in and co-
curating the show.
Please call (618) 462-5222 with any questions.

Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within Exhibit
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

German/Brazilian artist Janaina Tschäpe gives a new look into the ocean landscape with St. Louis Art Museum’s new exhibit, The Ocean Within.

Tschäpe explores both observed and imagined views of the landscape across a wide range of media – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. Her 2013 video The Ocean Within, exemplifies her characteristic interpretation of the ocean as a mysterious and dreamlike place.

For more information, please visit

Watershed Cairns Exhibit
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This new photography exhibit artfully highlights the St. Louis area’s close connection to rivers and streams. The images of the Watershed Cairns exhibit document important places in our regional watershed through vivid, large-scale photos of sculptural cairns made of glass. By naming and mapping sites of the photos, the exhibit offers visitors the chance to learn of the interconnection of these waters and the areas through which they pass.

For more information, please visit

Stone Bridge Valley Art Exhibit: Colors of Calhoun
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Colors of Calhoun is a unique art exhibit showcasing the work of local artist Wendy Eilers, 2013 recipient of the Emerging Artist Award at Highland, Illinois’s Art in the Park.

The exhibit features painted scenes of Calhoun County’s unique landscapes as winter becomes spring. In her work, Eilers proves that bright color exists in all seasons.

For more information about the exhibit, please call (618) 576-9235.

The gallery is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm and all other days by appointment.

Parasailing at Pere Marquette State Park
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm

Sail through the air and enjoy the breathtaking views of the River bend with a parasailing excursion! Your safety is assured, with exhilarating take offs and smooth landings provided by licensed personnel.

Reserve your ride now by calling 618-222-9000!

Please note that parasailing may be cancelled at any time due to inclement weather, high water, low water, or dangerous winds.

The Refinery Project: Images of Beauty and Industry
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Refinery Project: Images of Beauty and Industry is a series of industrial photographs taken at the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery by Tom Atwood.

The exhibit explores different perceptions of beauty, featuring posed models in a contrasting industrial landscape. While many don’t like refineries – for whatever reasons – Atwood has created an undeniable artistry in this series.

This exhibit is definitely worth checking out! Come see the new and beautiful twist Atwood has given the refinery!

For more information, please contact Carolyn Tidball at (618) 655-0337 or

Tri-County Olden Days
Aug 23 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Experience a taste of farm life in the “olden days” at Tri-County Olden Days! The festival will be held Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 from 7 am – 5 pm both days.

The festival will include antique tractors and engines, heritage demonstrations, a threshing show, an antique tractor pull, live entertainment and much more. Visitors call also shop the craft and flea market and enjoy some good, old-fashioned food.

Admission is $4. Kids 12 and under get in free. For more information, please call (800) 258-6645.

Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Offering an abundance of items, the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market features fresh produce, delicious baked goods, unique crafts, jewelry, other various handmade items, and much more.
Each Saturday, come check out all that Alton’s farmers and artisans have to offer at the weekly markets all summer long!

July 11, 2012
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