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601 Tower Square Plaza
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 998-8530

Little Egypt Arts Association is a nonprofit artist Co-op that was established in 1995 by approximately 20 local artists and art patrons. In 1999, LEAA received a donation from Mrs. Powell that allowed the group to obtain a building. After moving to 601 Tower Square Plaza in Marion, LEAA grew into a dynamic teaching and showing facility for the visual arts, representing artists from throughout southern Illinois.

LEAA has a gallery and gift shop. In the gift shop are numerous items for sale including jewelry, paintings, fiber art, sculptures and photography. The gallery has shows rotating throughout the year from members of the association. There are group shows, solo artist shows and open competitions. Shows are all open to the public during gallery hours at the art centre. LEAA also provides on-going classes for adults and young aspiring artists on various mediums like oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, fiber, sewing and quilting. Special classes with children are held during summer and school holidays. Hours are Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and when meetings are held.

1602 Sioux Dr., P.O. Box 842
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-2657

Your Premier Event Center – owned and operated by the City of Marion, The Pavilion is 40,000 square feet of customizable space and is the perfect solution for your next event. Whether it is a business meeting, a trade show, a wedding and/or a wedding reception we can accommodate all of your needs. We have three carpeted meeting rooms and a large exposition hall.

The meeting rooms at The Pavilion are spacious and comfortable for private or corporate events. Each room is over 1,900 square feet and is separated by retractable walls. These allow for the individual rooms to become our large banquet hall which can accommodate up to 388 guests. A variety of set-ups are available, including classroom, theater, banquet and each can be tailored to your needs with audio and visual amenities. Furthermore if your event needs some rug cutting or toe-tapping we have a 25-by-25-foot dance floor.

Having a larger event? The Pavilion’s Exposition Hall comprises the other 34,000 square feet. For Banquets we can accommodate 1,000-plus guests. For trade shows and exhibitions we are able to assemble up to 130 pipe and draped 10-by-10-foot booths. Concession and beverage services are available at The Pavilion and can be personalized to help provide our clients and their guests with an even more refreshing experience.

The Pavilion has free parking and WiFi and is located on 40 rolling acres, nestled by a 12-acre pond just off Route 13 behind the Illinois Star Centre Mall, less than a mile from I-57. The Pavilion is centrally located near excellent restaurants and hotel accommodations.

Festive. Formal. Fun. Whatever your event needs – we have you covered!

800 Tower Square Plaza
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-4030

The Marion Cultural and Civic Center prides itself upon serving Southern Illinois with an outlet for cultural and artistic opportunities of all types. MCCC is a 1,064-seat performing arts center located in the historic town square of Marion, Illinois. In addition to providing a state-of-the-art theatrical facility at a low rental cost, MCCC also provides a portion of the lobby to display paintings and artwork from Southern Illinois artists. As a service to the community, MCCC provides two separate series of programming every year. The Patron Series provides Southern Illinois with an opportunity to see a number of national touring productions at affordable ticket prices. The second is the Young Peoples Arts Series which are presentations and performances directed at children. This series is not open to the public, but instead is presented for local schools at a nominal fee. Through these and other support of local community groups the Marion Cultural and Civic Center is committed to serving the communities of Southern Illinois.

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