Other C4A Events

  • Tom Faux and Robin Kearton @ "A Victorian Holiday Tea"

    13 Nov 2011 - 02:00 PM -04:00 PM
    Sylvia's Irish Inn – Urbana, IL   


    Take a delightful afternoon excursion to another time and place, complete with sandwiches & desserts from the Victorian era!  Enjoy a perfect cup of hot tea, plus storytelling by Lori Serb and music by Tom Faux and Robin Kearton.  

     Reservations required.  More details or call 979-1216.




  • Granny’s Porch

    18 Nov 2011 - 07:30 PM
    Virginia Theatre – Champaign, IL   

    Granny’s Porch is back at the Virginia Theatre, and C4A will be there! 

    This year’s theme is “Sousa meets the Mikado: Finishing the Unfinished.”  

    The Bow-Dacious String Band will open the show, and “Orchestra Sukoshi,” featuring C4A music faculty members and conducted by Kevin Kelly, will accompany a premier of a serenade by John Phillip Sousa and the finale to Gilbert & Sullivan’s Midako. 

    Guest artist, Nancy 3. Hoffman, will perform her special one-woman version of The Mikado, complete with “costume changes” and more! 

    Ron Hedlund, the Rushes, and the Champaign Park District Dance Arts School round out the roster of performers, with Gary O’Brien and Marlys Scarbrough returning to MC the evening. 

    Come early and enjoy pre-concert music presented by Celia Faux & Chris Reyman on accordions and Tom Faux on guitar!

    Tickets :  $15 adults; $10 Seniors and groups; $5 children + ticket surcharge; 

    Available through the Virginia Theatre box office 217-356-9063 or  www.thevirginia.org

     More information about Granny’s Porch

    For more information about American Music Month please visit the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music

  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair: C4A Benefit

    20 Nov 2011 - 11:00 AM -04:00 PM
    Sylvia's Irish Inn – Urbana   

    Sylvia is hosting an arts & crafts show at her lovely Victorian era B&B–perfectly timed for holiday shopping.  Enjoy a fabulous atmosphere as you browse, and enjoy cookies and cider.

    10% of the day’s sales will be donated to C4A!

    Here are artists who will be presenting their work:

    • Kim Morris (Victorian Christmas ornaments)
    • Jan Chandler (Irish jewelry & pottery)
    • Georgia Morgan (Jewelry)
    • Chien-Yu (Pottery)
    • Ingrid Melief (Pottery)
    • Melinda Joy Trevino (Silk Flowerprints)
    • Sylvia Sullivan (Hand-painted Christmas ornaments)
    • John Coppess (Leather items)
    • Dream Light Graphics 
    • Seawoon (Pottery) 
    • Brigette Peike (Klose Knit)
  • Festival of the Trees

    20 Nov 2011 - 01:00 PM -02:00 PM
    Lincoln Square – Urbana, IL   

    The Bow-Dacious String Band will be performing at 1:00. 

  • Market Place Family Fun Fridays

    2 Dec 2011 - 06:30 PM -08:00 PM
    Market Place Mall – Champaign, IL   

    The Bow-Dacious String Band will be performing at Market Place Mall’s “Family Fun Friday” on December 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM.  The concert will be in the food court; there’s no admission.  Come and enjoy these young performers.



  • C4A Members-Only Party

    16 Dec 2011 - 07:00 PM -12:00 AM
    C4A Studios – Urbana   

    This event will be rescheduled due to too many conflicts!


    It’s been moved to January 13, 2012.

    Casual Party for C4A members only! 

    Want to come?  Check out our membership program! 

  • C4A Members-Only Party

    13 Jan 2012 - 07:00 PM -10:00 PM
    C4A Studios – Urbana   

    This event is being rescheduled due to impending snow.  We’ll post a new date ASAP!

    Chase away that cabin fever with a nice, relaxed party with C4A members and staff.  Live music, something good to eat and drink, and great companionship.  A perfect way to prove that Friday the 13th is just another great day!   

    Wish you could come to this but you’re not a member?  No worries–you can join here!

  • Out on the Town: C4A at Marketplace Mall!

    15 Jan 2012 - 03:00 PM -05:00 PM
    Market Place Mall – Champaign, IL   

    Members of the Bow-Dacious String Band provide live music for the carousel at Market Place as they ride it!

    In the food court at Market Place Mall.

    Join C4A for a fun-filled afternoon of musical activities! This is a great family activity for a winter afternoon with live music performance and a chance to try out different instruments.  

    3:00 Live music from the Accordion Club, led by Chris Reyman

    4:00 Live music from the Bow-Dacious String Band, directed by Robin Kearton, with Matt Croisant

    4:30 Live music performed on the carousel–You have to see this to believe it!

    3:00 to 4:30: Try-It! We’ll have lots of instruments on hand and our teachers will show you how to play them.  Lot’s of fun!   

  • Valentine's Serenades

    14 Feb 2012 - 08:00 AM -10:00 PM
    You name the location in Urbana, Champaign, or Savoy! –   

    Try something special for Valentine’s Day!

    For a mere $50 we will send two professional musicians from our faculty to serenade your special someone(s) at the place of your choice. We’ll play for up to 15 minutes for your Valentine and deliver a special message from you if you wish.  

    We’ll also serenade for birthdays, anniversaries, marriage proposals, retirement parties, or any other special event that you’d like to celebrate.  

    You can choose your serenade team!  Our traveling musicians play violin, accordion, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele.  We’ll do our best to accommodate your request, but reserve the right to send a substitute musician if needed.  

    Our serenades are available in Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy.  If you live in an outlying area we may be able to play for you by special arrangement.  Please contact us with your request.  

    To arrange for your serenade, or to get additional information, please email us or call 217.384.5150.  

    We reserve the right to reschedule serenades in the event of inclement weather or other hazardous driving conditions.


  • Pre-Sale: Annual C4A Garage Sale

    24 Feb 2012 - 07:00 PM -09:00 PM
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Champaign   

    Our 3rd Annual “Ginormous” Garage Sale! 

    $5 admission to our Pre-Sale on Friday, February 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  (free admission to pre-sale for C4A Members)

    Free admission on Saturday, February 25. 

    Get great deals and support a good cause!  Come by and browse our mountains of gently-used and new treasures including:

    • Sporting goods
    • Household items
    • Toys
    • Clothes for all ages
    • Gift items 

     Do you have items you’d like to donate?  E-mail us — your gifts are tax-deductible!

    The Community Center for the Arts thanks Federal O’Byrne Moving & Storage Company  for their generous support in providing a storage trailer for our garage sale items.  Join with Federal O’Byrne Moving & Storage and support the Community Center for the Arts with your garage sale donations.  Don’t forget to stop by for our garage sale!