2014 Art Auction is April 3rd at 7pm.

Preview will start at 6pm at Lewis & Clark N.O Nelson LeClaire. March 9th is the deadline for all donations. Click here for more info!

Who We Are

The Friends of Art of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a group of everyday people who appreciate the arts and want to see them flourish.

What We Do

FOA was organized in 1977 in cooperation with the SIUE Department of Art & Design and the SIUE Foundation. We are not-for-profit and self-supporting. Activities are coordinated by a board of area people.

Probably the group's biggest event, certainly the biggest fund-raiser, is the art auction. Artworks and other appropriate "auctionables" are donated by university students, faculty and alumni, plus area art galleries and other businesses, and anyone who cares to donate.

Supporting art and design activities is what Friends of Art is all about. Throughout the school year we sponsor art scholarships, awards for young artists, special art shows of national prominence, and a variety of workshops.

Join Today

Becoming a member of the Friends of Art lets you share:

  • Special activities such as lectures by visiting and resident artists;
  • Free admission to workshops taught by well-known artists in a variety of disciplines;
  • Inside information on the annual Friends of Art Auction.
  • The knowledge that you are supporting various art and design activities that wouldn't happen without Friends of Art.

You can become part of the excitement. It's easy and it doesn't cost much. So don't just think about it, become a friend of art today.

Download a printable Reply Form to join FOA.