October 27 2015 – Laura Wright


Hi (local) friends!

Just wanted to share with you some fun happening around town this Friday evening... JOIN US FOR THE ART CRAWL organized by the Quincy Art Center!!

Tons of area businesses and artists are participating... including yours truly!  Drop by Bailey's coffeehouse from 6-10 pm for an exhibition of my original illustrations, wreaths and oil paintings... all while enjoying live music from Esther Moore and a handcrafted latte!

But don't end your tour there... take a look at the schedule below or visit the Quincy Art Center's website to take full advantage of this wonderful event!


***I've opened the archives!!  For the first time ever, original LOinLONDON® illustrations will be available for purchase.  Find them on display at Bailey's... $35 for one or $60 for two!


What is Art Crawl? During this evening, 21 venues will be featuring local artists, and some will offer unique programming and entertainment! Art Crawl is for ALL ages!

What is the cost? There is no cost to participate in Art Crawl! Specific Venues may have optional offers or activities.

How do I sign up to participate? You don't need to sign up! Look at the Art Crawl map to see participating venues, then plan your evening! 
See the google map of all the venues here!

How do I get to each venue? "Crawling" from venue to venue would take too long, so we suggest carpooling with a few friends! Depending on the venue, you may be able to walk. Some will be offering complimentary wine & beverages, so you may want a designated driver. 

Why should I Art Crawl? You will be supporting
local artists, galleries, and museums when you crawl! Live Local!



Quincy, IL
A. Heath Center Art Gallery @ John Wood Community College  |  1301 S 48th St.  |  The Karen Woods, Iconographer Exhibit is a must see. Meet the new music director, Steven Soebbing, who will be playing the piano while you enjoy tasty refreshments! 
B. Hy-Vee Market Café  |  3700 Broadway St.  |  Check out this teacher and student artwork exhibition of David Maas and Lana Rabe while enjoying live music by Kathy Brink! Tasty appetizers & drinks can be ordered all night!
C. Bailey's Coffee and Fudge, 3024 Broadway St.  |  Laura Wright, LOinLONDON® will be displaying artwork! Enjoy music by Esther Moore while taking advantage of yummy food specials from 6-8pm!  Buy a Panini get a free cup of soup.  Buy a Latte, get a second 1/2 price!
D. Gray Gallery @ Quincy University  | 1800 College Ave  |  Have you ever visited Gray Gallery in the Brenner Library? Tonight is the night! Enjoy artwork by Sandy Meyer while listening to live music by Karl Warma. Refreshments and taking part in a collaborative painting will keep you busy!
E. Quincy Museum  |  1601 Maine St.  |  The interior is as impressive as the 54 ½” wide front door that leads inwards! Complimentary admission during Art Crawl lets guests relish this community treasure. Featured artists from the permanent collection are David Hagerbaumer, Byron Knobloch, and Ardath Snow.
F. Quincy Art Center  |  1515 Jersey St.  |  A fun filled evening of palm readings by Kae Blecha, face painting, spooky games, and much more will take place! View selections from the Permanent Collection, featuring David Driesbach. Also enjoy artwork by local artist, Howard Kou, and the 6th Annual Members & Artist Guild Exhibit. Those who try throwing on the pottery wheel will be entered in a drawing to win spots in the Down & Dirty Date Night class!
G. Joe Conover’s Studio  |  412 S 10th St.  |  See an artist at work in his personal studio space. His process of creating encaustic wax artwork is as interesting as the finished works that will be on display. 
H. Gallery Solaro  |  905 York St.  |  Did you know the Dick’s Brother’s Brewery was once larger than Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis? Learn more about Quincy’s Dick Brother's Brewery through historical lithographs, marketing pieces, & memorabilia while enjoying acoustic music by Cheeks McGee! 
I. Lisa Wigoda Studio  |  836 S 8th St.  |  Three artists!  Abstraction, Light, Glass, Water, Sound & Spirit and Snap! -- Artists' talks start at 8 pm. Steven Stoll's 50 foam relief sculptures, titled CootieShot, plus Jim Topic's Five Waves- hand blown glass lamps, fountains and ornaments and Steve Bohnstedt's acrylic and ink paintings, contemporary fine-art photographic prints and miniature square-format photographs. 
J. For Home & Her  |  646 Maine St.  |  Find out why they have been dubbed the "most unique shop on the block!” Featured inside is everything from re-purposed furniture, local photographers, and handmade accessories. Local creatives are Chris Taylor & Austin Young, Carrie Bellis & Denette Kuhlman, Beth Stice, Pam Luther, Peter Lynch, Afton Powers, Laura Sievert, and Kevin Kewney! Foodies will be satisfied with snacks and beverages by Grown N' Gathered.
K. 605 Gallery  |  605 Hampshire St.  |  Step right up and prepare to experience the dark side just in time for the Halloween season!!!!!! "Funkronomicon" Exhibit features works which reflect the abysmal side of the human emotional spectrum! Don’t miss this “Funky” exhibit!
L. Potter & Vaughn  |  504 Hampshire St.  |  Enjoy seasonal desserts while you browse this fun, clever shop. Featured artists including area jewelry designers Mariann Tsilis, Anne Jansen and Wendy Howerter, and the two-dimensional work of Steve Bohnstedt and Terry Newell. See hand-finished frames from Turkshead Studio and other handcrafted gifts such as drink coasters, cosmetic bags, and artisan soaps and lotions. Laughs are always free at Potter & Vaughn!
M. Bittersweet Confections  |  111 Jail Alley   |  Photography by artist Charlie Martin is as delicious as the chocolates and unique truffles that are created by Chef Michael Mitchell. In addition, complimentary wine makes this shop a must stop!
N. History Museum  |  332 Maine St.  |  Are you a book lover? The History Museum’s gift shop will be featuring antique books & book illustrations! Make sure you don’t miss the historical exhibits on display!
O. BoodaLu Steakhouse  |  117 Hampshire St.  |  Visit the “speak easy” bar upstairs and have a glass of wine or a classic cocktail! While you’re enjoying the beautiful atmosphere, make sure to see artwork by Kathy Goltz, Chris and Victoria Kelley, Pat Kerns, Ann Miller Titus, and Bud Vince Udry.


For locations in Hannibal and Canton, please visit the Quincy Art Center website.