Center For The Performing Arts

Architectural rendering of the future Center For The Performing Arts exterior 2

With construction planned to begin mid-Fall 2020, the $8.9M Center for the Performing Arts (formerly known as the Performing Arts Center), will support the academic mission and programs in Western Illinois University‘s College of Fine Arts and Communication and is the first Macomb campus building constructed with public funds in nearly 40 years. The 130,000-square foot Center…

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Living Lincoln Topiary Monument

Abe with Macomb's Living Lincoln Topiary Monument

The Living Lincoln Topiary Monument is a 15 feet high and 8 feet wide bust of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. It’s mixed media construction of durable cast stone and steel features a unique topiary aspect in which the 16th president’s beard consist of real living flowering plants and greenery, making it the only sculpture of…

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Barn at Hickory Grove

Stan Dixon’s Barn at Hickory Grove is a hand built wooden shelter surrounded by farm fields, and wildlife habitat. Perfect for small weddings, receptions or events, the property features farm ponds, antique farm machinery, a winding lane, and a creek crossing over a small babbling brook. You’ll even find concerts with nationally established musicians. Experience…

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University Art Gallery at W.I.U.

The University Art Gallery on the campus of Western Illinois University provides quality visual art experiences to enhance the cultural life of the university and the McDonough County region. The gallery provides a permanent collection of art for study, and a schedule of changing exhibitions that complement university curricula and initiatives. The University Art Gallery’s…

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Starry Night Repertory Theatre

Founded in 2009, Starry Night Repertory Theatre is a project-based, nonprofit theatre that uses community spaces to create a repertory of theatre productions in Macomb, Illinois and to tour selected productions throughout the region. Starry Night Repertory Theatre is an ensemble of theatre artists dedicated to the continuing pursuit of artistic excellence through the creation…

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Hainline Theatre in Brown Hall

The Hainline Theatre is a part of Browne Hall, which houses the Western Illinois University Theatre Department offices, along with the College of Fine Arts and Communication and School of Music. Four Mainstage productions and two dance concerts are presented in this theatre each year in addition to several touring productions. This proscenium theatre seats…

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Annual Events, Festivals & Fairs

For Events, Festivals and Fairs, Forgottonia‘s Macomb and the McDonough County area have everything you’d hope for, from Parades, Carnivals, Beer and Music Fests, to Fireworks, Tractor Pulls, Car Shows, Haunted Houses, Art and Balloon Festivals, Dog Shows and Tests of Endurance, you can find it all Right Here.

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Museum of Geology

Founded in 1975, Museum of Geology in Tillman Hall on the campus of Westen Illinois University, is open to the public and houses more than forty displays and exhibits covering Earth History and processes as well as Earth materials and resources. Touring the Museum you will be introduced to the fascinating world of rocks, minerals and…

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Project Dance Company

Project Dance Company offers dance lessons of all different types from Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Tumbling, Hip Hop, and Zumba.  PDC celebrates and preserves the art of dance through performances, teaching, the production of new work, and documentation.  Their goal is to create an environment that promotes high self esteem, confidence, and a love for dance.

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