Art Show To Help Raise Money for Springfield, Ill. Record Store

A non-profit group is pitching in to help raise rent money for a record store in Springfield, Ill.

The Vachel Lindsay Association will have an art show 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 at Dumb Records, 418 East Monroe Street.

According to a Facebook event listing for the show, admission is free but donations will be collected at Dumb Records “to help with their rent.”

More than a dozen artists will have their work on display. The event also will include live music from The Complaint Line, Vertrell Yates and Xea.

Dumb Records opened in Springfield’s Southtown neighborhood in 2014. The store relocated to its current location in downtown Springfield in 2019.

The Vachel Lindsay Association was established in 1946. According to its website, the nonprofit organization was created was created “to stimulate interest in the significance of the life, writing, works of art and ideals of the poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, as well as to assist in the preservation of the Vachel Lindsay Home and grounds.”

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