The Art Gallery continues the Illini Union's mission to enrich the lives of students and the campus community through the freedom of expression and the value of each individual. The Art Gallery has hosted a plethora of talent through the years, ranging from world-famous artists to community visionaries to student innovators.
SMART ABOUT ART
By serving as a platform to showcase artistry of all different forms, the Illini Union Art Gallery provides an outlet not only for the campus community to further their knowledge, but for the Champaign-Urbana community as well. The Illini Union Board curates and is responsible for the overall management of the exhibits, usually shown monthly. The Art Gallery endeavors to explore the constantly evolving world of art and present it to those familiar and introduce newcomers.
the sixth annual eric show
The Sixth Annual Eric Show is endowed by Dale M. and Margaret Steffenson in memory of Dale's son, Eric (1951 - 1970). Eric was a talented and award-winning artist who aspired to attend the University of Illinois and study art when his life was tragically cut short. Mr. and Mrs. Steffenson's show continues to honor his memory and creativity.