MAHOMET — The Boneyard Arts Festival is underway, running until Sunday at numerous venues in the Champaign-Urbana area, including in Mahomet and Seymour.
According to organizers, the multiday event is designed to showcase the broad range of creative activity ongoing in the Champaign County area. The festival is presented every spring by 40 North | 88 West, and its goal is to bring together local artists, businesses and organizations.
Venues in Mahomet-Seymour include the following:
Darwyn Boston State Farm at Sangamon On Main, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
This stop features artwork from Mahomet-Seymour High School art students, as well as multiple artists being hosted at the Sangamon On Main building, 601 E. Main St., Suite 103, Mahomet.
Winderson’s Creations at Sangamon On Main, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
It will feature Angel Yancy-Whimsical Fun Canvas Painting; Jack Daniel-Character Paintings and Art Originals; Ben Morgan-Wood, Leather, Rock and Wire (Unique Designs); Mahomet Parents Network (Children’s Art Canvas Originals) at the Sangamon On Main building, 601 E. Main St., Mahomet.
Smithhouse, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Smithhouse is a private studio/gallery at the Lynn Hawkinson Smith home in the woods out by the Sangamon River. The surrounding landscape influences the art. Paintings, drawings, photography, cards and giclée prints of birds, flowers, scenery and other living things will be for sale. This display will also feature work by Charlotte Nesmith Brady. The property can be found at 22 County Road 1800 N, Seymour.
Yellow & Co., noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
Yellow & Co. will host four artists in the studio for The Boneyard Arts Festival’s “Out and About.” Jason Lindsey is a world-renowned photographer, contributor to magazines, director and artist. His studio is located on Main Street in Mahomet, however he is frequently abroad documenting life and nature in far-flung areas of the world. Lindsey will be showing prints on gallery-wrapped canvas of his Sangamon River Project.
Elizabeth VanHoutan McDermith spent 20 years as a highly sought after decorative artist and instructor in central Illinois and Missouri, with her work in restaurants, banks, hotels and some of the most exclusive homes in the region. Retired from scaffold work, she is now the owner of Yellow & Co. and will be showing embellished acrylic pours on canvas and wood, and silhouettes on wood.
Mikayla Murray is an emerging artist in the Decatur area who uses fanciful color and pattern to convey joy and happiness on canvas, paper and objects. Her modern and abstract work is rooted in brush work and unique color combinations.
Megan Peters is a Mahomet resident and artist who is a frequent favorite at Hobnob Market and other regional art shows. She has carved a name for herself with heavily textured acrylic paintings on canvas and books. Peters is known for her whimsical florals, painted quotations and soulful images. Yellow & Co. is located at 604 E. Main St., Suite C, Mahomet.
Mahomet Public Library, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday
The Mahomet Public Library will host an eclectic display of artwork created by Mahomet-Seymour High School art students. These include various two-dimension and three-dimensional media, including drawing, painting and sculpture. It can be found at 1702 E. Oak St., Mahomet.
More information is available at boneyardartsfestival.org.