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At the Illinois Arts Council's annual Artists in Residence Showcase, there's a living, breathing buffet of art.

Every year, hundreds of artists pull out all the stops as they vie for residencies in schools across the state. Mixing art and education, these artists perform before crowds of teachers and school officials, hoping to land a one to six-month stint.

Through these residencies, educators expand children's artistic knowledge while also helping kids learn the more traditional subjects or reading, writing and 'rithmetic in novel ways.

Come along as we see the talent that state artists have to offer and learn how you can take part in the Arts Council residency program

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Watch David Stocker play with his band One Drum on Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage in 2004.

Then visit Chris Vallillo, host of Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage in 2006.

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Sit in on the annual Artist in Residence auditions by Rock Island storyteller Reanae McNeal, Rockford instrument-maker David Stocker and Macomb musician Chris Vallillo.


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Macomb songwriter Chris Vallillo.

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Rockford musician David Stocker.


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