Called 'Water + Color,' the exhibit will feature water-medium works of 13 artists united by their gratitude and affection for Jamie Kruidenier, who died July 11, 2018, at age 63 from early Alzheimer’s disease.

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As satisfying as it is knowing her artwork will be displayed for the next three years at a prominent downtown Champaign location, Jess Beyler isn't downplaying another perk of Friday's reveal of her impressive '100 Famous Views of the Universe': The $1,000 prize that came with it.

If your eyes are craving some artistic stimulation this long, hot summer, take them to Crystal Lake Park in Urbana this Saturday for the inaugural Crystal Lake Park Art Fair.

EVENTSThis weekendSPRING CRAFT AND PLANT SALEWhat: Several vendors with handcrafted items and a variety of plants will be for sale plus a bake sale. Sponsored by Champaign County Home and Community EducationWhen: 4 to 8 p.m. May 3.Where: Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.Cost: Entry fee, $1; children, free.

EVENTSThis weekend30TH ANNUAL ARTHUR AMISH COUNTRY QUILT SHOWWhat: Annual display of some of the finest handiwork in Illinois Amish Country. The show is a competitive event with more than 100 quilts on display. Also quilts, patterns and supplies on display and available in downtown shops. Quilt auction on April 27.

EVENTSThis weekendSCHLARMAN ACADEMY'S SPRING RAFFLE FINAL DRAWING PARTYWhat: Join us or our one big drawing party featuring the Feudin' Hillbillys. Doors open at 7 p.m. and drawing is at 9 p.m. Band will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight. The grand prize of $100,000 will be drawn as well as 49 other cash prizes. Event is open to the public with no cover charge.

EVENTSThis weekendSALT CREEK PATCHMAKERS QUILT GUILD'S ANNUAL QUILT SHOWWhat: Theme, "Quilts of Many Colors." Over 150 quilts made by area residents and members of the guild. Along with a bed turning event, vendors featured in a Quilting Expo, a lunch and a dessert bar.

EVENTSNext weekSALT CREEK PATCHMAKERS QUILT GUILD'S ANNUAL QUILT SHOWWhat: This year's theme, "Quilts of Many Colors," features over 150 quilts made by area residents and members of the guild. Along with a bed turning event, a variety of vendors featured in a Quilting Expo, and a lunch and a dessert bar will be available.

EVENTSThis weekendBECKMAN INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSEWhat: Biennial event, held in conjunction with the University of Illinois College of Engineering Open House. Our open house exhibits highlight the work taking place at one of the nation's leading centers for interdisciplinary research. Schools, clubs, and other large groups are welcome.

EVENTSThis weekendRODNEY CARRINGTONWhat: The multitalented comedian, actor and writer will perform live in concert.When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28.Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.Cost:Reserved seating tickets, $44.75; special VIP packages, $179.75. Additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).

EVENTSThis weekendDINNER, AUCTION AND ENTERTAINMENTWhat: An evening of entertainment with performances by the award-winning Redcoats, Radiant Reds and Green Machine show choirs, the Red Peppers jazz band and the North Ridge orchestra, live and silent auctions, and a spaghetti dinner. All proceeds support the North Ridge Performing Arts Students.

EVENTSThis weekendCELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

EVENTSThis weekendJEFF DUNHAMWhat: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.Cost: $45.50 plus fees.More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.Next weekCHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

EVENTSThis weekendILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTIONWhat: Hosted by Champaign County and Vermillion County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders. Lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with a live consignment auction.When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.