Check out Carbondale art galleries for funky, local art!

3 Carbondale Art Galleries to Explore This Summer

If you’re looking for fun places to visit near The Pointe at SIU, there are a lot of parks, restaurants, and seasonal events. Looking for something new? Add some Carbondale art galleries to your list for when it’s too hot to go outside. You can find colorful painting exhibits, interesting sculptures, and more in the Carbondale area.


Corridor Gallery

Since 2000, the corridor that spans the Carbondale Civic Center has been managed as an art space called the Corridor Gallery. The gallery has displayed the works of more than two hundred local and regional artists. You can also see artwork by visiting international artists. There is a new exhibit every month, and Carbondale Community Arts holds a monthly reception where you can meet the new artist.


Allan Stuck Studio

When Allan Stuck was taking pre-med classes, he took an art appreciation course and started experimenting with jewelry design. Now he designs jewelry from unique earth materials such as moonstones and fossils.  His jewelry is worn by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Miley Cyrus. His jewelry displays include rings, necklaces, and earrings. Stop by his shop on the Makanda Boardwalk to see or buy the unique pieces. You can find other local artists at the Makanda Boardwalk, including Nina Kovar at the Visions Art Gallery.


The Rainmaker Art Studio

Once you’re at the Makanda Boardwalk, stop by the Rainmaker Art Studio. Dave Dardis has been practicing metalworking for more than forty years and has created a wide selection of copper sculptures. Stop by the garden gallery to see copper trees, dragonflies, and other sculptures in nature. Then step into his studio to see even more intricate designs and artwork.


There’s always something to do near The Pointe at SIU. After you have explored a few Carbondale art galleries, stop by a top dining destination like the Longbranch Cafe and Bakery. If you are searching for a great place to live, please contact us to schedule a tour of our apartments.

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