Conference schedule and public events now online!

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One State 2018 presenters, clockwise from top left: Visual artist Yvette Mayorga, LowDown Brass Band, reporter and comedian Susie An, and musician Ivas John.

We’re excited to have with us more than 50 presenters for more than 20 sessions including exhibitions, roundtable discussions, case studies, interactives, workshops, and much more. Preconference sessions — included with your registration — on Monday, October 22 begin at 9:15am, followed by full conference programming from 11am–5:30pm. Conference sessions on Tuesday, October 23 begin at 9am and conclude at 4pm. Following Monday’s daytime sessions, enjoy a networking reception at the Discovery Depot Children’s Museum plus evening performances and creative activations of downtown Galesburg’s Seminary Street District. Visit the Schedule tab to view it all!

Advance Registration is highly recommended — click here to register now.

We’re grateful to the Galesburg businesses and organizations who will be opening their doors to conference attendees. Free events open to the general public during Galesburg XCHANGE include a gallery visit and artist talk with Carla Markwart and Christopher Reno at the Galesburg Civic Art CenterLowDown Brass Band’s evening set at Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar, a Knox College Faculty Art Exhibition with live music by artists of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, and an Inside-Out Studio Musicians’ Showcase with The GordonsIvas John, and Micah Walk. Plus, those in the area can now purchase single tickets online to our Comedy Keynote at the Orpheum Theatre featuring Brian Babylon (NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!), reporter and comedian Susie An (WBEZ), and special guests!

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One State 2018 presenters, from left: Monica Moki Tantoco of the National Veterans Art Museum, journalist Britt Julious, and Shannon Downey, Badass Cross Stitch.

Thank you to the artists and presenters of One State 2018 (as of September 22, 2018):

2112 • Susie An • Appalshop • Art Farm Decatur • Arts Midwest • Brian Babylon • Badass Cross Stitch • Blick Art Materials • Bridgeway • Center for Performance and Civic Practice • CreatiVets • DEMO Project • Enrich Chicago • Free Street Theater • Free Write Arts & Literacy • Freeport Art Museum • Galesburg Civic Art Center • The Gaylord Building | unLOCK: Merging Art & Industry • The Gordons • Great Lakes ADA Center• Hyde Park Art Center • Illinois Humanities | Envisioning Justice • Ivas John • Britt Julious• Kayem • Knox College • Knox College Cherry Street Combo • Knox-Galesburg Symphony• Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign • LowDown Brass Band • Lux Blox • MakerGirl • Yvette Mayorga • Moraine Valley Community College • National Veterans Art Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago • Nightingale Cinema • OTV | Open Television • The Overlook • Partners for Sacred Places • Coya Paz • Peace Works • Reggie Ponder • School of the Art Institute of Chicago • Sight Specific • Silk Road Rising • State Matters • Micah Walk • Waukegan Arts Council • WBEZ • Wormfarm Institute • Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

As a reminder, current members of Arts Alliance Illinois receive 25% discounts on one- or two-day conference registrations and any organization registering three individuals for One State receives a fourth conference registration of equal or lesser value for free! Visit to become a member today.

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