Visitors Guide to
Studios, Shops, & Private Galleries

in the Middle Mississippi river Valley
   
FEATURED SHOPS & ARTISTS
   
Jeffrey Vaughn
Alton, IL
618-462-1756
618-530-5333
  Jeffrey Vaughn is a highly regarded Midwest based artist who works in both photography and painting landscapes. His work primarily deals with landscapes although cityscapes are part of his portfolio. Vaughn has an extensive resume of both solo and group exhibitions dating from 1979 and his works can be found in many public collections throughout the United States. Featured here is his photograph "Bluff Top View," the greatriverroad.com purchase prize winner of the 2016 Annual Elsah Museum Photography Exhibit.
   
  French Colonial Country - The French Colonial Country region has a tradition of bring home to artists. Art schools and art colonies thrived in the Ste. Genevieve region during the 1930's and 1940's and Belleville is the home to the artists of Southern Illinois College. Both Ste. Genevieve and Belleville have a lot to offer and are within an hour’s drive from St. Louis. Listings includes Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and the Illinois counties of Randolph and St. Clair.
  Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway - The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area is home to a large, rich and vibrant community of talented artists. Among the communities that have a concentration of studios and shops are Alton, Edwardsville and Grafton. Listings includes the Illinois counties of Madison, Jersey, and Calhoun.
  Meeting the Missouri River - Located only a half an hour from downtown St. Louis, the arts are alive and well in St. Charles County. Visitors can stroll down historic Main Street in downtown St. Charles or venture out into the countryside. Visit a number of interesting art related shops or interact with artists in their studios at the new Foundry Art Centre.
  Missouri's Lincoln Hills - With an established art community in Hannibal and an influx of new artists joining the existing art community in Clarksville and Louisiana, the Hannibal/Little Dixie Scenic Byway region offers visitors a wide range of unique artists and shops to drop in on. The region’s location makes it an ideal day trip from St. Louis, a great place to stay for the weekend, or a must see stop on a trip along the Great River Road. Listings include the Missouri river towns of Clarksville, Louisiana, and Hannibal.
  The Tri-State Area – The arts are active in the western Illinois & the Iowa-Missouri Border Region communities of Quincy, Keokuk, and Madison. In addition to museums and annual art related events these communities also feature a number of galleries and shops.
  Meeting the Ohio River – The arts are active in the Meeting the Ohio River region in the communities of Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, and the Shawnee Hills. In addition to museums and annual art related events these communities also feature a number of galleries and shops.
   




 
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National Scenic Byway
Ste. Genevieve &
French Colonial Country
Gateway to the West
St. Louis & St. Louis County
        
 
   Meeting the Missouri
Historic St. Charles County
The Lincoln Hills Region
Northeast Missouri
   
 
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The Mississippi River
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