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Address: 2600 Richview Road, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone Number: +1 618-242-1236
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Cedarhurst celebrates the arts year-round with exciting visual/performing...

Cedarhurst celebrates the arts year-round with exciting visual/performing arts, galleries, outdoor sculptures, classes, Music, & Art & Craft Fair.

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A "cultural mecca" in tiny Mount Vernon

Imagine the Taj Mahal in Pinckneyville, Illinois, or the Plaza Hotel in Mattoon, Illinois. Well, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois, isn't as far-fetched... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,288 reviews
505 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 911 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine the Taj Mahal in Pinckneyville, Illinois, or the Plaza Hotel in Mattoon, Illinois. Well, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois, isn't as far-fetched. But it is a pleasant surprise to discover such a wonderful performing arts center and museum in a southern Illinois town with a population of 15,239 near the intersection of I-57 and I-64,... More 

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Preforming arts Center A hidden gem in southern Illinois that rivals any museum or performing arts center south of Chicago.

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Thank ken m
Heather B, Social Media Manager at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! It is much appreciated! We hope you come back and see us! More 

Mount Vernon, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This museum, by all means, is a great one. Especially when it is being compared to the town it is in. It hosts a lot of art work and different events. The Shrode Art Center is great, as well. This museum can't compare to the St. Louis Art Museum or anything, but it is great for such a small town.

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Thank LaceUp23
Heather B, Social Media Manager at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed it! More 

Creal Springs, Illinois
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The Art fair is held on the grounds of the center for the Arts. Parking near by is very limited but a continuous shuttle service runs from a local shopping complex to the center for a $3.00 fee. The size of the fair was moderate. It took me about two hours to stroll through while giving those items that interested... More 

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Heather B, Social Media Marketing at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, responded to this review

All great points! Thank you for the feedback. It's much appreciated. We hope to see you back next year! More 

Rockford
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This art center is a gem! it was totally unexpected to find such a great museum in a town the size of Mt. Vernon. I highly recommend.

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1 Thank Robert W
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Thank you so much for the great review! We here at Cedarhurst really appreciate the feedback and kind words form our patrons. Hope you visit us again in the future! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

My niece 9 year old niece absolutely loved the Night At The Museum event! Art projects, nature walk, and a glow party made for tons of fun! Being able to spend the night was the icing on the cake!!

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1 Thank Charity B
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Thank you so much for the great review! We here at Cedarhurst really appreciate the feedback and kind words form our patrons. Hope you visit us again in the future! More 

Mount Vernon, Illinois
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Great museum with lots going on. So many events on a weekly basis. Amazing children's area inside the museum with activities, books and learning. The museum grounds are beautiful. I love walking through the wooded area and looking at the sculpture park.

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1 Thank Ljcopple
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Thank you so much for the great review! We here at Cedarhurst really appreciate the feedback and kind words form our patrons. Hope you visit us again in the future! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband and I stopped by CedarHurst very early on a Tuesday morning, before the actual center had opened. Considering we only wanted to see the sculpture garden, this was a perfect time to visit. We had originally thought that we would spend 10 or 15 minutes looking at the sculptures and move on to another area attraction. We spent... More 

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Heather B, Social Media and Marketing at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We will be sharing it on our Facebook page in the near future, however it is available to see under our Trip Advisor Facebook Tab. Thanks again! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the sculpture park. Your pictures were wonderful! More 

mt. vernon, il
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The museum offers someone for everyone of all ages and interests. Art, music, entertaining, education are addressed, a tremendous asset to the community.

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2 Thank sandraclark4
Heather B, Social Media and Marketing at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! We here at Cedarhurst really appreciate the feedback and kind words form our patrons. Hope you visit us again in the future! More 

Decatur, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Cedarhurst is an awesome artistic experience! We thoroughly enjoyed several galleries inside the mail building. We understand they frequently rotate installations, which makes us want to visit more often. Even more impressive, the outdoor sculptures are amazing. Go on a nice day and walk the beautiful property!

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2 Thank Desiree18
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Thank you so much for the great review! We here at Cedarhurst really appreciate the feedback and kind words form our patrons. Hope you visit us again in the future! More 

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