CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Center Partnership has a message for you: Don't be afraid to visit Campustown. Particularly in the summer.
To attract more people, the organization has planned a "new, improved and pumped up" 13 Thursdays, a series of entertainment, activities and shopping promotions in Campustown that will run from Thursday through Aug. 20.
MTD Art is featuring art inside its buses that was created by four area artists. They will be on the buses through July 31.
— Michael Buras, "Into the Clouds," digital photograph.
— James "Dirt" Dorner, "Panhead Mountains," made from recycled motorcycle parts.
— Marcia Dalton, "Prairie Restoration," acrylic texture medium.
Selected events at local libraries:
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
Attend our fun, hands-on cooking class for school-age children, Rookie Cooks, at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglass Branch. Kids can sample the healthy treats they make.
URBANA — It's safe to say Tristan Duke had no idea when he took photography classes at Urbana High School that one day he would be working with — and inside — a giant camera.
The 1999 UHS alumnus travels around the country with the Liminal Camera, a fully functional camera and darkroom inside a 20-foot shipping container on a flatbed truck.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Ana Sofia Navarro, a University of Illinois graduating senior who majored in metals and minored in art history chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
What materials did you use to make that beautiful necklace?
CHAMPAIGN — Singers Jason and Nicole Morgan will once again educate the public about the realities of childhood stroke by hosting a benefit concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.
Parkland Juried Exhibition on view
CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition will open Monday at the Giertz Gallery and remain on view there through June 4.