This statement is from Celebration: A Festival of the Arts Facebook page:
It is with great regret that EIU’s College of Arts & Humanities announces this year’s Celebration: A Festival of the Arts, scheduled for April 22, 23 & 24, is being cancelled.
We began the year fully intending for the festival to take place, but with the State Budget impasse and the recent announcement of 198 lay-offs at EIU it became evident the festival cannot be presented. Please know this has been a VERY DIFFICULT choice to make. While Celebration has been a 39 year Coles County tradition, it is hoped this will only be a one-year hiatus with Celebration returning April 21-23, 2017.