Art & Shopping We will comfortably and safely transport your group of six or less adults to the wineries, vineyards, orchards and other unique destinations of Jackson and Union counties. Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Allan Stuck Studio

Stop by the Allan Stuck Studio, just across the from the Boardwalk in downtown Makanda, IL, for an unforgettable meeting with one of the area's most talented local craftsman. Allan Stuck has been forging three demensional design in jewelery since 1964. lindsaylohan His unique designs are the result of many hours of work and great attention to detail.

Allan Stuck's pieces have been worn by celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Richie, and Lindsay Lohan, (pictured right wearing a sword necklace created by Allan.)


Allan Stuck Studio
Box 57
Makanda, IL

Art & Shopping Thu, 26 Mar 2009 02:18:16 +0000
Anthill Art Gallery & Vintage Curiosities Anthill Art Gallery & Vintage Curiosities

Anthill Gallery & Vintage Curiosities is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in downtown Cobden, IL. Anthill offers art by southern Illinois artists, antiques, vintage toys, adornments for home and garden, and other curiosities.

There are countless wonderful treasures awaiting you at the Anthill. And while you should expect the unexpected, you can be sure to find gift-giving essentials like handmade cards by local artist Sarah Sellers (love these!), and luxurious soaps any female friend would be happy to recieve.


anthill gallery & vintage curiosities
102 N. Front Street
Cobden, IL

Art & Shopping Tue, 25 Aug 2009 02:38:09 +0000
Brook in the Thicket

Linda Bollenbach and Don Brookens are partners at Brook in the Thicket, specializing in hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry. Although Brook in the Thicket does not operate an independent store, their wares can be found locally at Visions Art Gallery in Makanda, IL, Anthill Art Gallery & Vintage Curiosities in Cobden, IL, and on their Website.

Art & Shopping Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:14:33 +0000
Clay Lick Creek Pottery

Clay Lick Creek Pottery is the creation of phenomenal local potter Karen Fiorno. Although Clay Lick Creek Pottery does not currently operate an independent store, Karen's works can be founds locally at Vision's Art Gallery in Makanda, IL, Anthill Art Gallery and Vintage Curiosities in Cobden, IL, Online and at many local art festivals throughout the year.

For more information, please contact Clay Lick Creek Pottery.

Art & Shopping Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:19:54 +0000
Coram deo Books and The Irish Store

Coram deo Books and The Irish Store specialize in Christian literature and Irish wares. Open Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Coram deo Books and The Irish Store
3249 N. Reed Station Road
Carbondale, IL
Art & Shopping Sun, 16 Aug 2009 22:10:14 +0000
Darn Hot Peppers Farm Store Darn Hot Peppers Farm Store

Jerry and Carol Jiminez have created one of the most unique and exciting "hot spots" in all of southern Illinois, with Darn Hot Peppers at Rancho Bella Vista outside of Cobden, IL. Stop by their farm store to browse a selection of homemade jams, jellies, spices, rubs and salsas--made from 21 varieties of peppers grown on the farm. Many of the peppers are exotic varieties that you may not have heard of before. See Darn Hot Peppers for details such as growing season for particular peppers. Samples of Darn Hot Peppers original products like Habanero Honey Spread or Toro Bravo Salsa are generally available in the farm store. Your hostess, Carol, will kindly answer all of your questions, meanwhile offering sweet lemonade to offset the heat of the pepper products. Visitors will surely enjoy time spent at Rancho Bella Vista and Darn Hot Peppers.

Darn Hot Pepper Farm Store
825 Vines Road
Cobden, IL

Art & Shopping Wed, 26 Aug 2009 01:36:07 +0000
Dayshift Dayshift

Dayshift Handmade Boutique is a locally owned art and artistic gift shop featuring a wide variety of works by over 75 local artists. Fine handmade artwork, accessories, baby items, cards, ceramics, clothing, jewelery, photography, paintings, pet accessories, purses and more await lucky shoppers at Dayshift Handmade Boutique.

See Dayshift Handmade Boutique, or call 618.529.3297, for hours and information.

baby items
Art & Shopping Tue, 25 Aug 2009 02:26:03 +0000
Douglas School Art Place

The Douglass School Art Place is a historic school in Murphysboro, IL that has been reinvented as an art space. The Doug offers studios for rent to artists, exhibition and performance spaces, and a developing sculpture garden."The Doug" is a home for creativity and artistic expression.

Formerly Frederick Douglass School, The Doug, was Murphysboro's segregated black elementary school from 1897-1966. The Doug was purchased in 1993 by art historian Gretel Chapman and glassblower Jan Thomas for development as an art place.

Interested parties should contact The Doug for information on upcoming shows and programs, hours of operation and more.

The Douglass School Art Place
900 Douglas Street
Murphysboro, IL

Art & Shopping Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:04:26 +0000
Girly Nature

Girly Nature specializes in creating premium handmade soaps, lotions, bath salts, lip balms, home scents and more, for men, women, and children. Girly Nature is locally owned and operated by Tanya Eddleman. Girly Nature products are made with goat's milk and 96% naturally derived ingredients. Girly Nature products may be ordered online, by calling 618.922.4973, and can be found at Dayshift Boutique.



Art & Shopping Sun, 02 Dec 2012 09:35:55 +0000
Isom's Antiques

Isom's Antiques and Collectibles is located on Main Street in Anna, IL. Isom's Antiques is packed from the floor to ceiling with rare fine china and exquisite dish collections, lamps, cookie jars, jewelery, rings, watches, knives, ball cards and more. The Anna Kirkpatrick Pottery Museum is located within Isom's Antiques and contains the largest collection of locally produced Kirkpatrick pottery in the world. Mike Isom, museum curator and host, is happy to meet and entertain visitors with stories of antiquing and local history.

Open Daily 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Isom's Antiques and Collectibles
111 N Main Street
Anna, IL

Art & Shopping Wed, 26 Aug 2009 01:06:09 +0000
Makanda Boardwalk Makanda Boardwalk

The Makanda Boardwalk is a restored block of storefronts dating back to the 1890's. The area is sometimes referred to as the "Valley of the Arts" because it has become a beacon for local artists and craftspeople working with all types of mediums--from glass to bronze, clay to wood and everything in between. The shops of the Makanda Boardwalk and the treasures found inside are certainly very unique. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing beverage or ice cream cone at the Country Store, and should be sure to wander through the garden behind the Rainmaker's Studio. The Makanda Boardwalk is located near Giant City State Park, seven miles south of Carbondale, in the picturesque town of Makanda, IL. The Boardwalk is home to the following shops:

  • The Makanda Trading Company contains an eclectic mix of incense, jewelery and artisan creations produced locally and collected from around the globe.
  • Rainmaker Studio Artist Dave Daris creates spectacular sculptures, jewelery, fountains, and more out of bronze and copper. Mr. Daris' sculptures can be seen at many locations along the wine trail. This article from SIUC student newspaper The Daily Egyptian provides interesting background information on the artist.

  • The Makanda Country Store provides a welcome break from the heat with hand-dipped ice cream cones. The shelves are stocked with locally produced and imported specialty items like hot sauce, jams, and coffee.

  • Visions Art Studio showcases artwork created by over 70 local artists including painting, photography, pottery, wood working, hand painted glass, and more.
Art & Shopping Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:39:53 +0000
Southern Illinois University Museum The Southern Illinois University Museum is located in the north end of Faner Hall on the SIUC campus. Campus parking is open after 4 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturday and Sunday. Metered parking is located opposite the Student Center. See Southern Illinois University Museum for exhibit details and gallery hours.

Southern Illinois University Museum
Faner Hall
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL


Art & Shopping Tue, 25 Aug 2009 02:53:59 +0000
Southpass Beads

Stop Hours:  Thursday-Sunday from 12-6 pm

Southpass Beads
203 Ash Street
Cobden, IL

Art & Shopping Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:34:56 +0000
This n' That Resale Shoppe

This n' That Resale Shoppe is located on Main Street in downtown Anna, IL. This n' That is a great place for resale shop enthusiasts. It's a booth rental space, so there are lots of different themes...although mostly home decor items. This n' That is a big place, so set aside some time to comb through the wares. I've basically decorated my entire apartment with furniture and knick knacks purchased at This n' That.

This n' That is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm. Please direct inquiries to This n' That at 618-833-9366.

Art & Shopping Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:15:44 +0000
Union County General Store & Museum

The Union County General Store is located in downtown Cobden. The Store offers antiques, collectibles and many other items. For more, contact Union County General Store at 618-893-2865.

The Union County Museum is attached to the General Store.  The Museum features Kirkpatrick Pottery from Anna, IL, Native American artifacts, local history, and other exhibits. Operated by Union County Historical & Genealogy Society. For more, call 893-2865, 893-2567, or 893-2067. Contact for appointment.

Union County General Store & Museum open Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.


Art & Shopping Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:31:43 +0000
Varsity Center for the Arts Varsity Center for the Arts
varsitytheaterThe former Varsity Theater is the new home of The Stage Company, community theater at it's finest!
Art & Shopping Fri, 10 Apr 2009 05:46:35 +0000
Village Art & Gifts

Village Art & Gifts is now open in Cobden, IL. Village Art & Gifts is filled with a large variety of works by local artisans, including photography, paintings, wood carvings, handmade purses, bags and scarves, jewelery, metal works and much more. Village Art & Gifts is open Wednesday through Sunday.


Village Arts & Gifts
100 N. Front Street
Cobden, IL 62920

Art & Shopping Mon, 26 Mar 2012 04:06:55 +0000
Whipple Creek Guitars

Whipple Creek Guitars is the home and workshop of custom acoustic guitar maker Terry Whipple, located along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail near Pomona, IL. Whipple Creek Guitars has received national attention as the luthier (maker of stringed instruments) of choice for two-time National Fingerpicking and Flatpicking Guitar contest winner Robert Bowlin.

As the website states, Whipple Creek Guitars "make[s] custom handcrafted acoustic guitars with attention to projection, clarity, and balanced tone in all ranges, coupled with necks that allow excellent playability facilitating smoothness of runs anywhere on the fretboard. Tops and backs are meticulously voiced to allow them to vibrate and work together in harmony, a box that responds to string vibration in a way as to blend your body, emotions and the guitar as one."

If you are interested in visiting Whipple Creek Guitars, please notify Jillian at Shawnee Shuttle. I will be happy to make arrangements with Whipple Creek Guitars, as the shop is not typically open for drop-ins. However, if arrangements have not been made, drop-ins are forgivable!

Whipple Creek Guitars
57 Jerusalem Hill Road
Pomona, IL

Art & Shopping Mon, 02 Mar 2009 04:35:21 +0000
Wine Trail Antiques Wine Trail Antiques

Wine Trail Antiques is located along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in Cobden, IL. Wine Trail Antiques features a variety of antiques, collectibles, and an eclectic items.

Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Wine Trail Antiques at  618.924.3100.

Art & Shopping Wed, 26 Aug 2009 01:09:38 +0000
Wolf Creek Antiques & Crafts Mall Open:
Tuesday-Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5

Closed Monday

215 S. Broadway Goreville, IL

Art & Shopping Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:00:25 +0000