OUR COMMON GROUND is a nonprofit organization based in Bond County, IL, founded to establish an appreciation for the arts and for local and regional artists. "Education can make all the difference. Not all at once, but through thousands of small conversations. A community cannot appreciate what it never gets to see or hear." --Martha Radcliff Sussenbach
Our Common Ground cannot bring all of this cultural enrichment on its own. We are reliant on people like you to help us make these events possible. If you have supported us before, thank you. Won’t you please consider helping us with a donation again this year?
If you have never supported the arts in your community, perhaps this is the year to consider doing so. Every dime donated to Our Common Ground goes toward making our events a reality. Not one dime of your hard-earned donation goes into a board member’s personal pocket. We are an all-volunteer organization. We will honor your request if there is one event you wish to sponsor more than any other.
Those who support the arts are publicly thanked by Our Common Ground in all literature printed, on signage at the event, in ads published in local papers and on our website.
Please send a check to:
Our Common Ground
422 W. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
You will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Thanks again.
Thank you to 2013's sponsors for making the ARTWALK possible!
The Pioneer Newspaper
Rep. John Cavaletto
Scott’s Painting & Staining
Johnson Signs & Designs
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS -- Because of the size and scope of this year's events, we could use your help. If you would like to volunteer some time, even an hour or two, please click on the link below and fill out the form, or email email@example.com. We need set up, tear down people, ticket sellers, ID checkers, information booth sitters, create-your-own position as you see the need people...
Thanks for your help!
Adam Long will be featured in the Bradford Community Room. Adam is a professional sculptor in St. Charles, Missouri. Educated in the St. Louis region he has a BA in art Education from Maryville University, an MA in studio art from Fontbonne University and an MFA in sculpture from Fontbonne University. He has been an Art Educator for 15 years working in public middle and high schools and the university level.
Erin L. Palmer is an Associate Professor in Painting and Drawing at SIU-C. She received her MFA from Yale School of Art in 1993. Her work is primarily figurative from direct observation and is included in a number of private collections.
NEXT ART EVENT in the area...
October 19th and 20th