Sunset and A Concert | A Series

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke It’s both easy and hard to miss Carl Lee Park Pavilion and Bandshell as you drive down Murphysboro Mainstreet. The hustle and bustle of a busy downtown street can make the featured sculpture, completed in 2010, go overlooked but, once seated in the cut grass listening to the acoustics provided […]


Mural | Murphysboro | Jackson County | Art Walk

on the side of 1618 Edith (the Logan Gallery) ARTISTS  Sue Gindlesparger · Darby Ortolano · Luca Cruzat · Cathy Schmidt · Stephanie Dillard · Madeline Steimle LOCATION  GPS – Lat: 37°7625537″N     Lon: 89°3414804″W DATE  2023 SOCIAL MEDIA TAGS  #revitalize62966 #applecity62966 #paintthetown62966   THE STORY BEHIND THE MURAL “Creativity” is the ninth mural sponsored […]

Carl Lee Park Pavilion and Bandshell

Carl Lee Park Pavilion | Jackson County | Murphysboro

1850 Walnut Street Murphysboro, IL    The Carl Lee Park Pavilion and Bandshell is a sculptural form which features Zahner manufacturing and engineering technologies. Designed by artist John Medwedeff, this public art project is located at the town center of Murphysboro, Illinois. The project was completed in 2010, and measures 35′ long. The artwork provides […]

Picnic in a shell | The Riverside Bandshell

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke I recall the belief as a child that parks were only parks if they had a playground. The idea of a grassy stroll, picnic on a blanket, fishing in a nearby pond wasn’t something I had equated with a park but as I have now had children of my own […]

RME Studio

RME Studio | Murphysboro Tourism | Jackson County

1515 Oak Street Murphysboro, IL  (618) 201-7435 (by appointment) RME Art Studio, located at 1515 Oak St in Murphysboro, is a women-owned art studio that offers a wide range of services to art enthusiasts. Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, RME Art Studio welcomes you with open arms. The studio is […]

Small Town Museums, Why to visit

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke The General John A Logan Museum is smallish, quaintish, and easy to miss for those not inclined to visit historical museums. Small-town museums often don’t come with the bells and whistles of a metropolitan museum but they carry the same weight and significance. They help to make sense of our […]

The Big Muddy Monster | Fact or Folklore

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke Folk^lore [noun] the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth. Myth or history, stories bind us. They carry the lessons of our ancestors and leave opportunities for contemplation and fodder for centuries to come. The Big Muddy Monster gives natives and […]

Never been fishing? Lake Murphysboro is calling

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke There are fishing families, those who learned to bait a hook before they could ride a bike, and then there are the rest of us. Fishing for those not raised within a fishing family can feel daunting, as any new venture with children can be. It has variables built in […]

Exploring Lake Kinkaid Spillway

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke After weeks of dry weather, the forecast promised a day full of rain, and a mild 73 degrees provided the perfect opportunity to visit Kinkaid Lake Spillway. Offering a multi-level cascading waterfall leading to a deep pool at the base, the spillway is a popular known swimming spot in Jackson […]

Little Grand Canyon | 5 Tips Before You Go

Lindsay + Tim Stockhecke One of the most advanced hikes we take as a family, Little Grand Canyon was admittedly intimidating the first time we did this trail a few years back. With that being said many of my fears were dispelled that first time and we have since found this to be our […]