The Savanna Museum and Cultural Center is hosting “Creativity On the Move” next month, an event for individuals to showcase their arts, crafts, talents and skills.  

“One of the silver linings of this pandemic and long, frigid winter is that it has given many of us more time to devote to the things we love to do, or to learn new skills or new ways of expressing ourselves,” said organizer Juliene McCormick.

“This exhibit at the museum is a great opportunity to see what other people have been creatively making and to share our own creations,” she added.

All are welcome to display their works. There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to reserve their spaces in advance. Each space is about 10 square feet. Round and rectangular tables also are available.

This is a family-friendly, free exhibit open to the public from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 16, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18.

McCormick said donations to the Savanna Museum are always appreciated to help keep events such as this going.

Although no items will be for sale during the event, artisans may share their contact information with patrons.

An added aspect of “Creativity On the Move” is that artists are encouraged to demonstrate their craft and/or techniques for the patrons, but this is not required. Also, ‘creatives’ are not expected to be at their table during the entire three-day event.  

Museum volunteer workers will be present to safeguard all displays throughout the weekend.

The event is being planned as an in-person exhibit and will adhere to Illinois COVID-19 guidelines. Additionally, a virtual tour will be available at

Call Juliene McCormick at 815-275-5955 to reserve a space.