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Cultural Arts

In 1995, the Champaign Park District formalized its cultural arts division to provide a broader scope of arts and humanities services to the community. Due to its expanded services and pursuit of excellence, the District was recognized in 1997 as the recipient of the National Parks and Recreation Association’s Dottie Mullen Arts and Humanities Award. Additionally, the Champaign County Cultural Consortium, to which we belong, received a Recognition Award for Public and Community Service in 2001 from the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education to honor its outstanding contributions to arts education for Illinois school children. Most recently, the District’s Symphony at Sunset event was the beneficiary of the Illinois Parks and Recreation Associations 2002 Outstanding Program Award. The Champaign Park District’s arts programs and facilities are sponsored in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

For more information about the Champaign Park District’s cultural arts programs, please contact the Springer Cultural Center or choose a selection from the right-hand menu.

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Upcoming Workshops

Heals & Heelz: Saturdays 4-5p Register for any or all!

Heals & Heelz


This class is geared towards all levels of dancers. The purpose is to heal, unify, and liberate not only women but all individuals from self-doubt while empowering and building confidence in all aspects of life. These classes are here to heal and push away any energy that’s holding you back, while learning proper heel technique, becoming one with your body, building self-worth and confidence all through dance and motivational speaking.

Class will start with a warm-up from head to toe, circular movements, and slowly build up to drills. After drills a combo/routine will be taught including steps from the drills as well as new steps to challenge the students. The goal of this class is to comprehend and learn all the various steps as well as to musically find character within each student. Students will be placed in groups to perform the combo before the end of the class without the instructor. Class will finish with a cool down.  Contact the Director for footwear guidelines and approval.

Fee (R/NR): $11/$16.50
Location: Springer Cultural Center

Questions: kyle.ayers@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2376


Ages 6+ with parent/guardian
Ever get jealous of your kids when they get to take art classes? Join them! This workshop will let the entire family be creative together. Learn how to use coil, slab, and pinch to create unique works of art. No clay experience needed. Fee includes all clay, glazes, tools, and firing costs.

Session 1: Tuesdays – 1/28 & 2/4  (Deadline to register: 1/21)
Session 2: Tuesdays – 2/25 & 3/3 (Deadline to register: 2/18)

Time: 6-8p
Location: Springer Cultural Center
Fee (R/NR): $41/61.50 per family member
Questions: liza.wynette@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2376

Online registration not available for this program.


Group working on Pottery pieces in studio. Click for Pottery information

Grants are crucial to our cultural arts programming.  Since 2001, the Illinois Arts Council has provided steady and meaningful grant support for a variety of our programs and events.

 Illinois Arts Council: An agency of the state of illinois

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