Social Practice: A Collaborative Art Project
Jun
7
to Jul 26

Social Practice: A Collaborative Art Project

• The Merchant Street Artists will be working in collaboration with residents of Heritage Village and the Lodge 

• The artists from Merchant Street Art Gallery will meet the residents at Heritage Village to share there art techniques in different mediums like clay, watercolor and origami 

• There is no need for residents or gallery artists to have any prior experience

Why: 

• This project was initiated by the Merchant Street Artists 

• Through art, Merchant Street Artists gain skills like socialization, teaching, and communication. 

• We hope the residents of Heritage Village and the Lodge will enjoy the art process. 

Project Details: 

• The artist will create Land, Sea and Air pieces 

• The creatures can be real or fictional

Please join the Merchant Street Art Gallery and Heritage Village for the first ever summer art project 

We hope to see you there!!! 

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Summer Fun on Merchant Street
Jul
11
to Aug 29

Summer Fun on Merchant Street

A fun arts and crafts class will be held at the Merchant Street Art Gallery for Artists with Autism. This class will be led by an Olivet student majoring in special education and partnering with a certified teacher.

When: Thursdays 5:30-6:30

7/11: Tie Dye Bandanas

7/18: Painted Flower Pots

7/25: Sand Art

8/1: Seashell Art

8/8: Wind Chimes

8/15: Bird Feeders

8/22: Tissue Paper Sun Catchers

8/29: Side Walk Chalk Art

Address: 356 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee, IL

Contact us to register at 815-685-9057

$15 for course

This class open to the public.

Attendance Policy: When at Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism, all children 17 years old and under and those over 18 who are not their own guardian must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult who is at least 21 years old.

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Over Land and Sea Art Show
Jul
12
to Oct 5

Over Land and Sea Art Show

This show is based on the elements of Land and Sea. Our Artist’s take from their surrounding environment and other areas of the world they study. This show is their interpretation of these elements.

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Jarrett Sekosky Solo Show
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Jarrett Sekosky Solo Show

Jarrett is returning to the Merchant Street Art Gallery in Kankakee, Illinois as the featured artist for the month of August.
The Gallery was created for Jonathan Small and other artists in the Autistic Spectrum by his parents. The Gallery's is incorporated as a non-profit with a Board of Directors. Janice Miller, the Merchant Street Art Gallery's Director discovered Jarrett through social media after Jarrett's first Blue Connection Art Show in Decatur. She invited Jarrett to meet Jonathan Small and display some of Jarrett's work at the new Kankakee Gallery's first opening. He returned a couple more times before moving to Venice, Florida. His work remains on display at the Gallery. Janice is kind enough to manage any sales of Jarrett's work, too.

This is a real honor for Jarrett to be featured in Kankakee, Illinois once again. Jarrett will be showing some of his new work since relocating to Florida and looking forward to seeing family and friends again.

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Flower Power Garden Stakes and Bowls
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Flower Power Garden Stakes and Bowls

Instructed by Amy Simpson

Blend glass powders into bright and cheerful patterns resembling tie die. Create colorful garden stakes or bowls. These glass gems lend a pop of color and can be kept outside year round.

Keep one for yourself and give another for a gift! No fusing or glass cutting experience required. Open to children to adults age 100+.

$55 for one person to make 2 flowers OR 2 glass bowls OR 1 of each.

$35 for one person to make 1 flower or bowl.

Only 40 spaces available.

Contact Us for Reservations

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Run for Autism
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Run for Autism

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The Legacy Continues,

All money stays local to support the work of the gallery for people with Autism.

5K/2Mile Walk, sign up now at

RunForAutism.com

To be a sponsor or volunteer, see

RunForAutism.com/sponsors

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Hands On Art History     Featured Artist: Much
May
14
4:30 PM16:30

Hands On Art History Featured Artist: Much

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Join us once again for this months Art History session centered around the artist Mucha. We will be learning about his life and the art style he created. We will then be creating art centered around his art style.

Open to the Public

Attendance Policy: All children of 17 and under and those over 18 years old that are not their own guardian should be accompanied by responsible parent or adult, that is atleast 21 years old.

356 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee, IL

815.685.9057

info@merchantstreetartgallery.com

Facebook.com/ArtistsWithAutism15/

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Shooting for Autism
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Shooting for Autism

100 Target Sporting Clay Shoot

Free Shotgun Shells to first 50 shooters to sign up

$60 per shooter Raffles, Green Birds, Food and more

April 28, 2019 @ X-Line Shotgun Club (X-line Sportsman Club)

To Sign up send email to

Dale.curwick@yahoo.com

Dale Curwick - (815) 954-3072

Big Jack Miller (815) 295-1194

X-Line Shotgun Club

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Art Happenings Workshop 2019
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Art Happenings Workshop 2019

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Students will participate in tape resist watercolor painting and painting with pastels. This is open to all people with autism and their families. Merchant Street Art Gallery welcome all ages. All children under the age of 17 and 18 year olds who are not their own guardian must be accompanied by an adult or a responsible adult who is at least 21 years old.

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Art Therapy Workshop for People with Autism & others!
Apr
13
to Jun 8

Art Therapy Workshop for People with Autism & others!

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Cost - $25 - in advance for 3 sessions or $10 each session

Conducted by - Lindsay Hathaway, M.A.

Volunteers will be in attendance for additional support.

Register by 4/9/2019 at the

Merchant Street Art Gallery

Date:

April 13, May 11, June 8

Times:

Ages 5-12 10:30-11:30

Ages 13 & up 12:30 - 1:45

Questions?

Feel free to contact us!

lghathaway93@gmail.com or 815-922-9613

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Puppet Workshop!
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

Puppet Workshop!

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Those involved in this workshop will write the script, create puppets and scenery, as well as perform this puppet show!

The workshop will meet on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00

The Dates that we will meet are: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11

The last date that we meet will be our performance followed by a celebration for the participants and their families.

Cost: $20

All ages are welcome!

This class is being run by special education majors from Olivet.

Attendance Policy: When at Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism, all children 17 years old and under and those over 18 who are not their own guardian must be accompanies by a parent or responsible adult who is at least 21 years old.

Special thanks to our sponsors for this event Kankakee Kiwanis

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Paired Prism Art
Apr
5
to Jul 6

Paired Prism Art

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Two artists will be paired to create a new piece of art with two parts.

Call for Entries from Artists on the Autism Spectrum

Featuring art work that is created by paired aritsts, a post and visual artist, who create a sculpture and creative story, painting and song, photograph, and lyrics, etc. Learn more on February 8 at 5:15 at Merchant Street Art Gallery. There will be other work dates on Feb. 15 and 22 at 5:15. If you are unable to attend the 2/8 meeting, please send a written request to Kimberly to be paired with another artist.

Please include your art form. Kimberly’s email is kimberlycrothers@gmail.com

Dates: April 5 - July 6, 2019

Application due: April 1, 2019

Artists will be notified of acceptance: April 2, 2019

Art will be hung: Noon on April 3, 2019

Opening Reception: April 5, 2019 at 6:30

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"3 Years and Running"
Jul
20
to Oct 3

"3 Years and Running"

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Merchant St. Art Gallery is having a birthday! Come reflect on the past three years with us at "3 Years and Running," our newest gallery show featuring work inspired by themes of community, collaboration, and time. 

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