DANVILLE — Local speed painter John Jansky already knows what he's wearing to a celebrity event in Malibu, Calif., next week in honor of Danville native Dick Van Dyke, who turns 90 next month.
A tuxedo, of course.
Never mind the paint splatters on the jacket.
CHAMPAIGN — If you haven't kept up with the indie music scene, you might not be familiar with many of the acts playing the 11th annual Pygmalion Festival this coming weekend.
Selected events at local libraries
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Barbara Kendrick, a retired University of Illinois art professor, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
What will you be showing at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College?
Salt Fork River Art & Music Fest
The seventh annual Salt Fork River Art & Music Fest will take place Saturday and next Sunday at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 3 miles south of Oakwood.
Vineyard co-owner Joe Taylor said batik artist Jill Miller of Urbana has put a lot of effort into making it a great festival.
The winners of the 2015 ACE (Arts, Culture and Education) Awards, announced Thursday by 40 North 88 West:
Advocate: Carolyn Baxley, owner of Cinema Gallery, Urbana, for her commitment to regional emerging and established artists and for showcasing their work.
URBANA — The 26th annual Tagore Festival on Saturday at the Channing-Murray Foundation will celebrate Rabindranath Tagore's "Gitanjali," a collection of poems that led to Tagore being the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1913.