Arts at EC

The arts have played a pivotal role at Eureka College since it’s founding in 1855. Nearly 50% of the student body gets involved in the arts here in some significant way and there’s good reason for that – we’re winners! Our reputation is national and our students go on to professional careers in the arts and attend some of the finest graduate schools in the country. We stress overseas study and internships but our specialty is YOU. That’s right – YOU. YOU will always be a person – an artist – to us and we will become your friends and mentors for life. Check out our scholarships – we want students who are intelligent AND talented. For quality, professionalism and a personal touch – this is the place.

Rhea Edge
Professor of Art
Chair, Fine and Performing Arts

Literary Arts

Writers Festival: March 27–28


Youth Strings Camp: June 9–14
Summer Choral Camp: June 15–21
Chamber Strings at Eureka: June 19–22

Visual Arts

Senior Art Exhibit: Sara Weatherhead – Morning Coffee
Senior Art Exhibit: Brittany Hougham – Social Stereotypes
Senior Art Exhibit: Tess MacPhee – Shell Shocked
Digital Photoshop Exhibit

Theatre and Drama

Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop: May 19–June 6
Children’s Theatre Camp: June 9–14
2nd Annual Illinois High School 10-Minute Play Festival: November 21–22

All Illinois High School students are eligible to enter. All scripts must be new unproduced works. Six scripts will be selected as winners and produced by Eureka College. Script submission deadline: Must be e-mailed or postmarked by July 1, 2014.



“Godspell” A musical by Stephen Schwartz. Book by John-Michael Tebelak

April 9–13 | Shows at 7:30pm | 2pm Matinee April 12 | Guest Director, Chip Joyce

“Godspell” is based on parables in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The show offers a mix of song genres, including hits like “Day by Day,” which have been re-orchestrated with a contemporary flair by original composer Stephen Schwartz. The play, which includes a portrayal of the passion of Christ, closes on Palm Sunday. Rated PG-13.

Tickets are $5. For reservations, call the box office at (309) 467-6363.
All shows will be in Pritchard Theatre on College Avenue