Monthly Archives: October 2019


Uptown Friday Night Resumes After Renovations

This long-running, year-round jazz and blues live music series is held weekly at Robbie’s Restaurant on the Old State Capitol Plaza South from 5:30 to 7:30.  A 50/50 raffle benefits Arts Council programming.

After a five-month renovation made necessary by flooding at Robbie’s, owner Archer Bailey is re-opening the restaurant! He will host Uptown Friday Night, the Arts Council’s free performance series, starting on November first. As before, the music will run from 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday evenings.

The series offers outstanding jazz and blues, excellent food and drink, and great company – all while supporting the Springfield Area Arts Council


1 Michael Burnett and the Blue Suns

8 Stuart Smith Quintet

15 Craig Russo’s Latin Jazz Project

22 Baaad Boyz

29 Closed


6 Best of Both Worlds

13 Stone Cold Blues Band

20 Chris Camp and His Blues Ambassadors

27 Closed

By |2019-10-29T01:15:25-05:00October 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Uptown Friday Night Resumes After Renovations

Terrain Biennial Event 2019 in Enos Park

The Terrain Biennial 2019 at Enos Park, Springfield

Opening Celebration in Enos Park: October 5, 3:00 – 7:00 PM

Exhibition: October 5 – November 16, 2019

Terrain Exhibitions, along with the Springfield Art Association and the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association, is pleased to present the Terrain Biennial 2019 in Springfield, Illinois. The Terrain Biennial is an international exhibition of site-specific art made for front yards, empty lots, balconies, and porches. Centered in the historic village of Oak Park, IL, the Terrain Biennial 2019 will occur at over 30 locations throughout the world – among them, Enos Park in Springfield.

The Terrain Biennial 2019 at Enos Park will open on Saturday, October 5 and run through Saturday, November 16th. An Opening Celebration event will take place on opening day, October 5, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, and feature a self-guided tour of sites in the neighborhood as well as local food trucks. The Springfield Art Association will serve as the central hub for the event where a map of sites will be available, and where food trucks — Wafflelicious Café, Skippers Island Oasis, and Rolling Meadows — will be stationed throughout the event.

In 2017, the Enos Park neighborhood in Springfield served as an ancillary site for the Terrain Biennial and was met with critical praise and resounding support and enthusiasm from the community. This year the Terrain Biennial returns to Enos Park with twenty sites that feature local, regional and national artists. During the six-week exhibition run, The Terrain Biennial will repurpose private spaces such as front yards, porches, or windows, turning them into public spaces in order to foster dialogue between neighbors and provide opportunities for artists and viewers alike to experience new perspectives. A map of Terrain Biennial locations in Enos Park will be available at the Springfield Art Association throughout the exhibition and online at

The Terrain Biennial 2019 at Enos Park will feature:

Jessica Bingham curated by Alex Martin (Peoria, IL)

Brytton Bjorngaard (Springfield, IL)

Rachel Cohn (Muncie, IN)

Betsy Dollar (Springfield, IL)

Eric Ford (Madison, WI)

Morgan Rose Free (Columbus, OH)

José Guadalupe Garza (St. Louis, MO)

Brian Gillis (Eugene, OR) + Mike Miller (Springfield, IL)

Kevin Harris curated by Marianne Laury (St. Louis) / Granite City Art and Design District (GCADD)

Jennifer Holt (Decatur, IL)

Elisabeth Horan (Champaign-Urbana, IL)

Gina Hunt (Chicago, IL)

Thad Kellstadt + Tim Nickodemus (Chicago, IL)

Edward Kelley (Des Moines, IA)

Yowshien Kuo (St. Louis, MO)

Guen Montgomery (Champaign-Urbana, IL) + Emily Bivens (Knoxville, TN)

Melissa Pokorny (Champaign-Urbana, IL)

Edo Rosenblith (St. Louis, MO)

Carla Fisher Schwartz (Chicago, IL)

Rachel Youn (St. Louis, MO)

The Terrain Biennial at Enos Park is organized by local artists and organizers Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson. For more information, contact or

Images from the 2017 Show in Enos Park

Artist: Betsy Dollar (Springfield, IL)

Artist: Sage Dawson (St. Louis)

Artist: Dawn Gettler (Peoria, IL)

Artist: Heather Brammeier (Peoria, IL)

Artist: Gail Simpson (Madison, WI)

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