Music, Art and Food This Weekend in Bishop Hill at The Creative Commons


Enjoy music, art and food this weekend at the Bishop Hill Creative Commons. Elizabeth Moen kicks off the weekend on Friday, Jauary 20 2023, with her band at 7 PM and a potluck dinner at 6 PM. Elizabeth Moen is a self-taught guitarist who wrote her first songs while attending the University of Iowa. After graduation, Moen gave up her lease in Iowa City and toured for two years across the USA, the UK and the EU, eventually making Chicago her home. She released a new album last month, “Wherever You Aren’t”, which has already received critical acclaim. Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps, a blues/rock trio from Michigan, will open the show. Suggested donation is $15-25.

Artist Luann White will host a Valentine-themed door hanger painting workshop on Saturday, January 21st from 10 AM to noon. The design will be drawn in advance. Necessary supplies and instruction provided. The cost for this workshop is $20 and can be paid the day of the workshop.

On Sunday, January 22nd, The Award winning trans-Atlantic chamber folk group, Skye Consort & Emma Björling will perform a concert featuring original compositions and a special arrangement of songs & tunes from Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Scotland, England, Québec, Acadia the USA. The group brings old stories back to life in a contemporary musical setting. The concert will begin at 7 PM and a potluck dinner will start at 6 PM. Suggested donation is $20-30.

The Champagne Academy of Irish Dance is taking sign-ups for the next session of Irish Dance classes, which will run seven weeks, January 23rd through March 9th. The group meets at the Commons and virtually on Mondays at 4:30 PM. No prior experience or equipment is necessary. To sign up and for more information please visit:

All concerts are family-friendly and open to guests of all ages. The venue and art cooperative, located at 309 N. Bishop Hill St, Bishop Hill, Illinois, also contains and has for sale the works of local and regional artists, who work in a variety of mediums. The Bishop Hill Creative Commons is open Thursday through Sunday 11 AM until 4 PM.

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