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Thursday, March 21, 2013 02:06 pm

Third Thursday Tonight: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

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Flyer by Mary Brennen

It's the third Thursday of the month, which can only mean it's time for Third Thursday, Springfield's most reliable art and music event, 6pm-9pm at Donnie's Homespun.

Here's an excerpt from my 2012 Illinois Times year end art scene wrap-up, describing what you might expect:

As indicated by their name, on the third Thursday of every month, a constantly shifting group of artists presents their work in what longtime organizer and artist Ted Keylon proudly calls “a flea market of art, kind of a glorified garage sale.” Not only are the artists involved always in flux, but the venue has changed several times, with the Dec. 20 show happening at Donnie’s Homespun (107 W. Cook). “There are people who question whether it’s an art show with music or a music show with art,” says Keylon, who also describes the non-incorporated, not-not-for-profit 3rd Thursday as “about as organized as we can be without going legit.” He goes on to describe the not-insignificant fact of the monthly show’s longevity as a point of pride. “We refuse to skip a Thursday. We must accept this challenge or admit defeat.” The show has now successfully run for 37 consecutive third Thursdays.

Tonight's show will include music from Murder of Crows, Katy Johnson, The Old Fashioneds and Neil Dresen and his vinyl collection. For further information please visit  www.thirdthursdayartshow.com

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