🍻Thursday Night Live!

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day – Cedarhurst stays open late until 8 pm every Thursday. The museum converts the back patio and lawn into a third space, giving the community members a place to gather, network, and enjoy the beautiful southern Illinois summer and scenery. Thursday Night Live is a no-pressure way to engage first time visitors of “non-art folks” to gain appreciation for the arts and learn about the many different programs that we offer year round.

😷 Please abide by Social Distancing guidelines and practice #ResponsibleRecreation


🎵 Live Music – Entertainment is a staple of Thursday Night Live, as local and regional musicians are hired to perform each week.

🎨 Art Programs & Activities – artist demonstrations, DIY craft nights, art chats, games, pottery firings, community art projects, and more.

🍷 Beer & Wine Cash Bar – The museum welcomes annual sponsors to serve as volunteer bartenders and network with attendees.

🍕 Food Concessions – Local food vendors to sell concessions each week, creating community partnerships and enhance the TNL atmosphere.


• June 3 TNL Summer Kickoff: Music by Teddy LaMaster with Back of the Rack 2.0 | JCCC Business After Hours | Complimentary Snacks | Pop Art Yard Bomb

• June 10: Music by Kat Caldwell | Food by The Frosty Mug

• June 17: Music by Scotty Qualk | DIY Art Night: Painted Seashells | Food by Kingdom Seed Catering

• June 24: Music by Dennis Stroughmatt | DIY Art Night: Musical Instruments | Food Concessions. | Drink Special – “Auntie’s Kool Aid” | The “Lady J” Spectacle!

• July 1: Music by The Presswoods | Food by La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant | Drink Special – “Red, White & Blue Firecracker!”

• July 8: Music by Del Herbert | Art Chat & Demo: Desande R – Printmaking | Food by Ringside Buffet

• July 15: Music by Rob Whisenhunt | DIY Art Night: Mandalas | Food Concessions by The Frosty Mug

• July 22: Music by Hoot ‘n Holler Band | Art Demo: Cedarhurst Basketeers | Food by Kingdom Seed Catering

• July 29: Music by Angela French | Art Chat: Sculpture Walk | Food by Agave Mexican Restaurant

• August 5: Music by Stash the Keys | DIY Art Night: Paper Flowers | Food by Joe’s Pizza | Drink Special – “Bloomin’ Bloomer”

• August 12: Music by Josh Nelson | Art Chat: Biennial Art Competition Exhibit | Food by Bandana’s Bar-B-Q

• August 19: Music by Leight July | Art Demo: Cedarhurst Quilters | Food by La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

• August 26: Music by Michael Herzing | DIY Art Night: Butterfly Pins | Food by Ringside Buffet | Ladies Night: Drink Special – “Twisted Sister”

• September 2 TNL Summer Finale: Music by RBR Trio | Food by Joe’s Pizza

All art exhibition galleries are open and free of charge during Thursday Night Live. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or authorized adult in the galleries and on the museum grounds.


2021 Sponsors: Crossroads Community Hospital | Tanglewood Apartments

Cosponsored by: Community First Bank of the Heartland | Continental Tire the Americas | Kemper CPA Group, LLP | Tony Wielt – State Farm Agent | Withers Broadcasting Company


Jul 29 2021


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
2600 Richview Road, Mount Vernon, IL 62864