• Congratulations Kelly Eddington!

    40 North is pleased to announce the Signature Image for the 2015 Boneyard Arts Festival. After evaluating over 120 outstanding submissions, a panel of local arts professionals selected Kelly Eddington’s "Pop" (watercolor, 18”x24”) to be the signature image of the 2015 Boneyard Arts Festival!
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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
40 North | 88 West invites local artists, businesses, arts organizations, municipal offices and educational institutions to become a part of the 2015 Boneyard Arts Festival – and join the celebration!

Do you have a space somewhere in Champaign County that could host a visual arts display, a literary event or live performance? Click here to get started!
Already have something planned for your venue during the Boneyard? Click here and complete your registration for the Festival today.

Would you like to find a venue to host your visual arts display, literary event or live performance? Click here to get started!

Already have something planned for the Boneyard? Click here and complete your registration for the Festival today.

Artists and venues, be sure to register your participation in the Boneyard Arts Festival by March 16, 2015 and have your performances and/or exhibits promoted online and in print in 40 North’s official guide to the 13th Annual Boneyard Arts Festival.

As in the past, 40 North has designated different days this year for each of four districts countywide, increasing  the festival’s impact for your exhibits, performances or literary events. For more about the District Days and the Boneyard, visit our FAQ.
Presented annually by 40 North | 88 West, the Boneyard Arts Festival showcases the wealth of talent in our community along with the vibrant partnerships possible between Champaign County’s arts, culture and education communities and local businesses, municipalities, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.  The festival stimulates cultural, economic, social and educational growth by providing an opportunity for people of every age, background and interest to participate.
• provide opportunities for artists of all disciplines, media and levels of expertise to share and sell their work with the greater community and its visitors
• demonstrate the value of collaboration among individuals, organizations and businesses
• illuminate the economic impact of the arts on local business
• demonstrate the effectiveness of utilizing art to increase foot traffic in and around participating venues, as well as to enhance the environment in public and private spaces
• promote the cultural vibrancy of our community – a great place to live and visit
• bring students, residents and visitors together through the arts
• provide an occasion, through the arts, to both express and reflect upon who and what we are as individuals and as a community
• celebrate the many unique cultural traditions within Champaign County

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