AAA Academic Artists Association 72nd Annual Exhibition of Traditional Realism

EXHIBIT DATES: May 12-June5, 2022
Thursday–Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm

Founded by Springfield artist Harriet R. Lumis in 1949 in response to the developing trend in the art world away from representational work, Academic Artists Association has remained true to Lumis' founding principles. Each year, the Association has sponsored a show representing the finest of realism in art.
DTC A Doll's House Part 2 Dionysus Theatre Company
& Arts Center East present
Lucas Hnath's "A Doll's House Part 2."

Friday, May 27, 8:00pm
Saturday, May 28, 8:00pm
Sunday, May 29, 2:00pm
Friday, June 3, 8:00pm
Saturday, June 4, 8:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 2:00pm

Tickets: $18/ $15 for ACE Members/Seniors/Students

This play follows Nora as she returns to the home she left 15 years earlier and the family she left behind. (And you don’t have to be familiar with Part 1 to enjoy Part 2! This show stands on its own.)


May 12-June 5

72nd Exhibition of Traditional Realism

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Still Lifes

Still Lifes & the Legacy of Charles Ethan Porter

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Student Art Showcase

K-12 Student Art Showcase

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Our Community

Artist Members

Artist Members & Membership

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Literary Arts

Poetry Rocks! & ACE Book Club

Literary Arts


Dionysus Theatre Company

A Doll’s House Part 2

Arts Center East is home to a rich arts community. We are the heart of the arts east of the river.

We are a place where visual artists from across the state – and beyond – exhibit and sell their work through juried exhibits and members exhibits.

Unique handmade creations of pottery, jewelry, wood crafts and other gifts made by local and regional artisans fill our seasonal craft fairs. Musical and theatrical performances delight audiences of all ages, and our classrooms hum with the joy of artistic creation and growth.