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Art from the Ashes: Exhibit Opening at the Joliet Area Historical Museum

Art from the Ashes: An Exhibition of The Old Joliet Prison Burnt District Artists will showcase the work of the Old Joliet Burnt District Artists, a group of Joliet-based artist assembled in 2018. This group formed in response to a challenge to re-purpose items destroyed during the four acts of arson at the prison site between 2013 and 2017. This special exhibit will be on display in at the Joliet Area Historical Museum's temporary gallery from February 1st - September 30th.

Don't miss the exhibit's opening reception on February 1st from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Live entertainment, light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.  The reception is free for members of the Joliet Area Historical Museum, and $5 per person for the general public.


For more information, please visit the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2186414708237832/.  You can get more information about the Joliet Area Historical Museum at https://jolietmuseum.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/JolietMuseum/.  You can get more information about the Old Joliet Prison at https://www.jolietprison.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/oldjolietprison/.