Artists' applications available for Urbana market

URBANA — Urbana's Art at the Market is accepting applications from artists who want to participate as an art workshop leader or performer during the 2014 farmers' market season.

The Market at the Square in the Lincoln Square Village parking lot takes place every Saturday from May 3 through Nov. 1. It's open from 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

Petals & Paintings tickets available

CHAMPAIGN — Tickets are on sale now for the annual Petals & Paintings gala taking place April 4 at Krannert Art Museum.

The Petals & Paintings exhibition opens that day and remains on view that Saturday and Sunday, which is University of Illinois Moms' Weekend. It is one of the museum's most popular events.

Entertainment listings, March 20-27, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Entertainment update, March 19, 2014

Blues band from Israel sets local show

CHAMPAIGN — The Ori Naftaly Band from Israel will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Memphis on Main, 55 E. Main St, C. The Prairie Crossroads Blues Society is sponsoring the performance.

Look Back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Highlights from Melissa Merli on recent events.

Visit to Danville Art League

Student artists showing 'Figuration' works

CHAMPAIGN — A new exhibition titled "Figuration" will be on view from Thursday through April 1 at the Indi Go Artist's Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave.

The artists' reception is set for 7 p.m. March 29, and the gallery will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Danville Art League offering two free classes

DANVILLE — The Danville Art League will offer two free classes Saturday to help students "find their creative selves."

The classes will meet from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m. All supplies will be furnished.

Art Beat: An all-encompassing look at Ebert

Before going into a screening last week of "Life Itself" in Chicago, I thought I pretty much knew all there was to know about its subject, Roger Ebert.

Works from local artist on display

URBANA — Artwork by Champaign resident Sylvia Arnstein is on display through June 25 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

Weekend Update: Giving old materials new life

Examples of creative items, both decorative and functional, made from recycled materials will be displayed and sold at the Hatch Art Fair (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Savoy Recreation Center). Roughly 30 Midwestern re-use artists, including Chicago's Staci Sterenberg, who makes mosaic jewelry and wall art from glass and ceramic dishware and metal, will sell their creations.