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EIU Tarble Arts Center


Education and Outreach

The Tarble Arts Center offers a wide variety of educational and community engagement programs, designed for area schools and the general public. 

Docent Tours of Exhibitions

Docent Tour

Docent-led tours of exhibitions are available throughout the year. These guided tours provide a structured opportunity to learn about and discuss the art exhibited. Arrangements for tours should be made a minimum of two weeks in advance of the tour date requested. In addition to schools, docent-led tours are also available to youth and civic groups. 

To request your tour today, click here

Tarble Trips

Group trips are offered to view exhibitions at area museums in the midwest. Fees and schedules vary according to institutional availability.

Japanese Tasting and Culture Fest

Champaign, Illinois
August 27, 12-8pm

Join us as we travel up the road to Champaign for a day of Japanese cultural immersion that will include a special lunch; a private tea ceremony at the University of Illinois' Japan House; and an opportunity to explore the demonstrations, performances, vendors, and more during: Matsuri, A Japanese Festival at Japan House. The cost includes lunch, the tea ceremony, and limited vendor tickets to the festival.

$60.00 for a Tarble member
$75.00 for a non-member

The deadline to register is Friday, August 18. Seats are limited and early registration is advised. Register online here or register in-person at the Tarble Office, 2010 9th Street, Charleston during the hours of 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday.


For more information about the programs listed above or other educational opportunities at the Tarble contact 217-581-2787 or email

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Tarble Arts Center

2010 9th St.
Charleston, IL 61920

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