Other Local Happenings
September, 2017

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First Friday - October 6th, 5-8pm

Artist Christine Holuj's exhibit will be open at the Upper East Gallery on Friday October 6 from 5-8pm. A reception will be held downstairs at Apothecary Arts/Simple Creations. The First Friday events are held from May through October and are sponsored by the Downtown Business Alliance and Main Street Momence.

Christine was born & raised in New Lenox, IL. By kindergarten she had decided she would be an artist. Embracing her quirks early on, she was often at odds with the "value" of women in pop culture. Little did she know it would be a major influence in her life and her art. Christine studied painting and art education at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. After graduating she finally got to marry the love of her life. She taught art for four years before deciding to stay home to work with her greatest creation, her son. The 3 of them live on a wonderful old farm, collect junk, enjoy food, play outdoors and make art...

Recent Events

Bordertown Haunting Hayride
October 28th

Bordertown Hauntings

The annual downtown trick-or-treating event saw hundreds of visitors brave the cold in order to participate in activities such as cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, and the haunted house.

Auctioneer Bill Phelps
April 30th

Community Auction

The Annual Community Auction featured all kinds of treasures that were taken home by their new owners. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus made sure of that!

Cruise Night on Washington Street
May - August

Cruise Nights

Washington Street Downtown once again came alive with antique and unique "Cool Cars under the Stars" throughout the summer. The public came out to browse, listen to the music, eat some great food, and take a chance on the split the pot drawings held at each event.


Santa and Mary Cantwell singing.

Christmas Gathering

Saturday, December 2nd

Next up - This annual Holiday event features the downtown brimming with Holiday Cheer - with special guest Santa and his reindeer, camel rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft shows, and lots more activities for young and old alike. Beautifully decorated store windows in the theme "Christmas Blessings" and the community Christmas Tree warmly welcome visitors to this Momence Holiday Tradition.