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De Immigrant Windmill

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OPENING RECEPTION | 74th Phidian Art Show | Dixon

Friday, Mar. 31, 2023 6:00 pm until Friday, Mar. 31, 2023 8:00 pm
Categories: Art Exhibits, Lee County
OPENING RECEPTION | 74th Phidian Art Show | Dixon

Mar. 31 - April 22

The Phidian Art Club of Dixon, Illinois, presents the 74th Phidian Art Show for 2023. This is the second year TNPS has hosted this popular art event.

The show puts local artists’ work in the spotlight. Awards are given in a variety of categories, including American and regional scenes, nature, best floral, landscape, oil painting, watercolor painting, and pen and ink entries.

Awards on opening night

MAR. 31 | 6-8 P.M.
Opening night and awards reception The Phidian Art Show opens on Friday, March 31, from 6-8 p.m. in the main gallery of TNPS. The awards program begins at 7 p.m.

Vote for your favorite piece

The exhibit of original artwork and awards presentation takes place in our main gallery on the first floor during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Peoples Choice Award The public can vote for a People’s Choice Award for their favorite entry. Visitors to the gallery can cast their ballot at TNPS any time during the exhibition. The People’s Choice award will be announced at the end of the show’s duration.

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