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  • Fourth Fridays - Tazewell Art Loop

  • Celebrate the Arts in Tazewell County through Fourth Fridays – the Tazewell Art Loop coordinated by the Morton, Pekin and Washington Chambers of Commerce and is exclusively sponsored by Unland Companies.  Morton activities are also sponsored in part by the Village of Morton Tourism Grant.  The Health Zone is sponsored in part by the Tazewell County Health Foundation.

    Between April and August of 2019, the Fourth Fridays: Tazewell Art Loop Registrants are invited to offer fun, dynamic, shop local, art experiences throughout Tazewell County.

    From 5:00 - 8:00 pm on the Fourth Friday of every month galleries, businesses and organizations in each community will host artists, stay open late, offer special deals, provide snacks and invite community members and visitors to walk their communities and check out the local art, talents and amenities that make each community great.

    Download the 2019 Tazewell Art Loop Fourth Friday Passport Here!

     

    Morton

     
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    featuring:
    the Health Zone on the Library lawn and 215 W. Jefferson with Plank Pilates, Gold's Gym, Van Zant Medical Group and other healthy living experiences
    an Artisan Market of local makers and artisans
    & a Family Zone at Memorial Plaza with activities from the Library, Trinity Church, and other local groups​

    Participating Storefronts and Locations:
    Jefferson Street Gallery - Eli's - Thr3ads - Adore Bridal Unum - Be YOUnique Designs - Office on Main - Plank Pilates Studio
    Liquor Station - Kemp 208 - Great American Popcorn - Lulu's On Main - The Cotton Top - Sucre - SweetPea & Sunshine Studios
    *NEW* Home Instead Senior Care

    Rain Locations:
    Plank Pilates will be held at studio at 117 W. Jefferson
    All other Health Zone activities will be held at 210 W. Jefferson
    Artisan Market will be at Sucre
    Buskers will be inside businesses

    Pekin


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    Participating Storefronts and Locations:
    Aryabella's Boutique - idunnthat Photography - Leo's Art Studio - Kountry Nook

     

    Washington

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    Participating Storefronts and Locations:
    Art at the Bodega - The Blend


    Register to Participate in the Morton Fourth Fridays & the Tazewell Art Loop Passport

    First, like and follow our Facebook page here and join our Facebook event to find updates on the plans in store!

    Morton Fourth Fridays

    FAQ about the Fourth Fridays - Tazewell Art Loop 

    What happens on Fourth Fridays? 

    Businesses, Restaurants, Arts Galleries, Makers and More will enjoy center stage from 5:00 – 8:00 on the Fourth Friday of every month.  During that time, each will celebrate every interpretation of the arts through locally made goodies, creative activities, artisan markets, visual art displays, specialty food and drink items, music and more.  There will be something for the entire community to enjoy each and every Fourth Friday.  Participants can also participate in free activities, complimentary exercise classes, kids activities, activated streetscapes, pop up concerts, beverage tastings and more. 


    #MortonFourthFridays Description

    Celebrate the Arts and Artisans in Morton on the Fourth Fridays – Tazewell Art Loop!  On the Fourth Friday of every month between April and August, you’re invited to have fun, shop local and enjoy a little something for everyone in Morton, IL.  From 5:00 – 8:00 pm artists, businesses and organizations will partner to create dynamic shopping and entertainment experiences for all.  Participants will enjoy local art, performance demonstrations, live music and the opportunity to shop at local shops and restaurants that are staying open late in celebration of the community, creativity and the arts.  Mark your calendars and come out to enjoy activities for everyone at Morton Fourth Fridays! 


    What is the Morton Artisan Market?

    The Morton Artisan Market is a new feature of #MortonFourthFridays in 2019.  Artists are invited to line up and sell their crafts at an artisan market on the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets.  Artists that register for the full season will be listed in #MortonFourthFridays communications.  Artists are invited to register here.  Registrations will be juried and will be notified of their selection to participate by the end of March 2019.  Registration charges will be returned if an artist is not selected.  When an artist is selected to participate, an artist agreement form will be sent and required for #MortonFourthFridays advertising. 

    • Local Artist Rate per Fourth Friday:  $10 per event.  
    • Local Artist Rate for the Fourth Friday Season (5 events):  $25 to secure your space all season.  We ask that you commit to all 5 barring any unforeseen/unavoidable circumstances.  
    • General Artist Rate per Fourth Friday - $25 per event.
    • General Artist Rate for the Fourth Friday Season (5 events): $80 for the season.
    • College Student and High School Student Art welcomed, show student ID for no charge

    *Local Artist rates apply to artists permanently residing in the Tazewell, Woodford, Peoria, Mason, Logan and McClean County Areas.

    *General artist rates apply to any artists permanently residing outside the regions mentioned above.   

    Register for the Morton Artisan Market Here!

    Find the required participation agreement and full guidelines here.


    What is the Tazewell Art Loop Passport?

    The Tazewell Art Loop is a guide to the #shoplocal365 shops in Tazewell County that are locally owned and feature local makers in their shops!  Participants can navigate the Tazewell Art Loop at their own pace using a Passport sponsored by Unland.  Participants that collect a sticker, stamp or other store authorized indication that you visited every stop on the Tazewell Art Loop between April and August will be invited to return their finished booklets to the Chamber of Commerce by Thursday, August 22 to be eligible for a grand prize drawing on August Fourth Friday.  The winner will be announced on the Tazewell Art Loop Facebook page in August.   

    Register to be a storefront listed in the Tazewell Art Loop Passport Here!


    How do they go together?

    Fourth Fridays kicks off and closes the Tazewell Art Loop featured between April and August of 2019.  Fourth Fridays is a monthly, community event featuring stops on the Tazewell Art Loop.  Each participating community is invited to organize their own Fourth Friday activities and events.  Learn more about activities planned here:

    Who is the audience?  Art and Craft Lovers, small business supporters, and families interested in a thriving and active Morton.

    Important Dates:

    Registration – Feb 1 – Feb 28, 2019.
    Passport Distribution – March 2019
    Tazewell Art Loop Kick Off in Morton– April 26
    2019 Fourth Fridays – April – August 2019

    Stamped Passports Due at the Morton Chamber of Commerce by 5:00 PM - Thursday, August 22


    Win the 2019 Fourth Fridays - Tazewell Art Loop Grand Prize

    The Tazewell Art Loop Passport is a #shoplocal365 guide to the shops in Tazewell County that are locally owned and feature local makers in their shops!  Tazewell Art Loop participants can navigate the Loop at their own pace using this Passport sponsored by Unland.  Participants that collect a sticker, stamp or other store authorized indication that you visited every stop on the Tazewell Art Loop between April and August will be invited to return their finished booklets to the Morton Chamber of Commerce by Thursday, August 22 to be eligible for a grand prize drawing on August 23.  The winner will be announced on the Tazewell Art Loop Facebook page in August.   

    How do you win the Tazewell Art Loop Grand Prize?

    • Step 1– Like the Tazewell Art Loop Facebook page to follow the program and learn about Fourth Fridays activities.  Invite your friends to like it too, then invite them to do Fourth Fridays activities with you between April – August.
    • Step 2 - Look through this passport to determine which stores are participating in the Fourth Fridays – Tazewell Art Loop program.
    • Step 3 – Plot your plan of attack!  If you visit each and every store on the Tazewell Art Loop AND get your passport stamped by each location between April 26 and August 22, you will be eligible to win a grand prize drawing with a gift from many locations on the Loop!
    • Step 4 – Submit your completed passport to the Morton Chamber of Commerce by 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 23 to be eligible to win the grand prize drawing with a basket of goodies from several participating locations.
    • Step 5 – Stay tuned to the Tazewell Art Loop Facebook Page on August 24 to learn the winner of the drawing and enjoy the last Fourth Friday of the 2019 season!

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