Engaging Imaginations, Enriching Lives



Don't Miss our AWESOME new exhibit!

Thanks to the generous support of Major Sponsors, Barb and Dit Panfile

GET REAL – Contemporary Realism from Art Group 360 Main Gallery Exhibit

Opening Reception Friday, March 6   6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Art Group 360 is a group of artists working in the center of the country who explore the world around them from diverse points of view, through different mediums, and in uniquely personal styles. Their common goal is to demonstrate and celebrate the relevancy of the realist tradition in contemporary art. Art Group 360 includes St. Louis area artists John Dean, Marie Donato, Janet Fons, Lisa Ober, Steve Morris, and Linda Smith. 

See complete details HERE


 Join us for Jacoby's Outstanding  2015 Concert Season!

We are looking forward to bringing you new and reduced prices, more concerts, and a larger variety of genres!
New admission price is $10 (unless otherwise noted). Season Tickets have been discontinued, but we will honor all past Season Ticket holders. Cash bar, beverages, and snacks available for purchase.

Saturday, March 28, 7:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Mary Beth Zamer, Vocals
Mike Lewis, Guitar

The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This acoustic duo is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. They have performed at nationally recognized venues such as Uncle Calvin’s in Dallas, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. They have opened for Joe Ely, Claire Lynch, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Carrie Newcomer, and Kim & Reggie Harris.


Pathfinders: Women Artist & Composers

Ann Davidson and Barbara Kramer

April 1st, 1 p.m.

Located at the West Entrance of Hathaway Cultural Center at Lewis and Clark Community College. 

Join in an exploration of art and music created by women. Barbara Kramer will play music by women composers on the

piano. Ann Davidson will lead a slide talk on women artists represented in the campus art collection. We will then visit the Monticello Sculpture Garden. 

$10 Admission. 



Georgia O'Keefe                                                                                                                                             Hedy Lamarr

As Luck Would Have it:
A Solo Exhibition by Sara Luck

Paintings • Prints • An Installation

April 2nd from 6-9pm

Live Jazz Music and Snack Available

Suggested Donation $4

Erin Bode Group

April 4th at 7:30pm

Doors open at 6:30.

Jacoby Arts Center will be host to one of our region’s brightest vocalists - Erin Bode, Saturday, April 4, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Bode will return to Alton, IL., which kind of feels like a mutual admiration society. The audience at Jacoby has been so welcoming of her style of music and likewise Bode appreciates the opportunity to perform there. “I do love the room at Jacoby. The openness, the cabaret style seating, is comfortable and easy to navigate,” Bode said. “And the acoustics of the space is so perfect for how I like to entertain. Easily a marriage of music and lyric occurs when we play at Jacoby Arts Center.”

Bode is sometimes compared to Norah Jones when you hear her sing. She has the rare mix of sophistication and class with a sincere kindness and approachability. Her easy smile only enhances the talent and training that are so compelling in her performances. Bode’s talent and appeal have been lauded in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Jazz Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and many other major publications.

Erin Bode has cemented herself as an ‘A’ list performer. Beginning with her first studio album in 2001, she has extensive credits playing in the bi-state area. The Pageant, Jazz at the Bistro, Cyrano’s in Webster Groves and Union Station are a small sampling of venues where she’s performed.

The Erin Bode Group has spread its wings nationally and internationally as a sought-after musical ensemble. She has been featured at venues such as Blues Alley in Washington D.C, Zanzibar Blue and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, and at Sweet Rhythm and Joe's Pub in New York. They have played three European tours, as well as a stint at the Cotton Club in Tokyo, Japan. Bode has opened for Jamie Cullum, Michael Buble, Chris Botti and a host of other high profile musicians. She has received classical training and holds a Bachelor’s degree in music.

The band has recorded six albums to date with Max Jazz, 2004’s Don't Take Your Time and 2006's Over and Over, the latter of which reached a peak position of seventeenth on the Billboard chart for Top Jazz Albums in 2006. Bode has also recorded with Peter Martin and Rick Recht. Her latest album is entitled, Photograph.
The previous times the Erin Bode Group performed at Jacoby Arts Center, there was not a seat to be had. The performance space is fairly intimate – maximum seating of about 125 people. This will be a special engagement event, fitting for a talent of Bode’s stature. Jean King, a member of the Performing Arts Committee, and who was responsible for Bode’s previous performances at Jacoby, is looking forward to another Erin Bode concert. “We know Erin consistently exceeds our expectations when she and her band perform. Our audience appreciates her talent and we can’t wait ‘til April 4,” King said.


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 Address: 627 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002                                      

Phone: +1 (618) 462-5222        Email: jacobyartscenter@gmail.com

Hours:  Wednesday-Saturday    12pm-4pm     Closed Sunday-Tuesday

Our Mission

The mission of the Jacoby Arts Center is to nurture and promote the practice and appreciation of the arts through education, exhibits, cultural programs, and community outreach initiatives.

The Jacoby Arts Center is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Jacoby Arts Center is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Illinois, 627 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002, Copyright 2015


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