A silhouette artist sets to create in Edwardsville on Wednesday

EDWARDSVILLE – Silhouette artist Erik Johnson will visit Happy Up, Inc., 6654 Edwardsville Crossing Drive Suite A, Edwardsville, to create silhouette art from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10.

Johnson began learning the art of silhouettes at the age of 10 from his father. In fact, the Johnson family has been creating silhouettes for over six decades, traveling the world to create wonderful heirloom memories.

He travels the world to create these unique hand-cut silhouettes in less than five minutes. He specializes in children’s boutiques, toy stores, weddings and parties. He has cut thousands of silhouettes for satisfied customers all over the world.

To make an appointment, call 618-656-9596. Silhouettes are $30 each, duplicates $15. Cash or credit card is accepted.

Here’s what else is happening in the area:


• Sierra Club McCully Heritage Project Event: 6:30-8 p.m., The Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton.

• Lewis and Clark Council meeting: 6:00 pm, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road.

• Eyes on the River Community Yarn Bomb: 6:30 p.m., Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton.

• PB&J: 5-9 p.m., Grafton Pub, 225 W. Main St., Grafton.

• Skating session at the aircraft park: 5:30 pm to 8 pm, Township of Edwardsville Community Park, 6368 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville.

• East Alton Farmers’ Market: 3-7 pm, EastGate Plaza parking lot, 625 EastGate Shopping Center, East Alton. Every Tuesday until October 25.

• Jersey County Farmers and Crafts Market: 4-7 p.m., Outrageous Outdoors, 902 S. State St., Jerseyville. Every Tuesday until September 22.

• Riley Holtz and Co.: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Chicago Stepping Classes: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tango Event Center, 212 E. Elm St., Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alton Sports Tap, 3812 College Ave., Alton.

• Yoga at the Wildey: 7 to 8 p.m., The Wildey Theatre, 252 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Camelot Cribbage Club: 6 p.m., Camelot Bowl, 801 Beltline Road, Collinsville. Takes place every Tuesday. For more information, call Phill at 618-288-7910.

• For more information on Al-Anon meetings, call 618-463-2429. To find more helpful meetings, visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.


• Alton City Council Meeting: 6:30 pm, Alton City Hall, 101 E. 3rd St., Alton.

• Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Painting: 6-8 p.m., Black Crow Designs, 2521 State St., Alton.

• D-Lux Duo: 6pm-10pm, Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, 1530 E. 4th St., Alton.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo at Alton VFW: 7-9 p.m., Alton VFW Post 1308, 4445 Alby St., Alton.

• The Graham Band: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bakers and Hale, 7120 Montclair Ave. Godfrey.

• Trent Thrun: 6-9 p.m., Big Daddy’s Edwardsville, 132 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

• Solo News: 6 p.m., Mousalli’s Prime, 7415 IL-143, Edwardsville.

• Erik Johnson: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Happy Up, Inc., 6654 Edwardsville Crossing Drive Suite A, Edwardsville.

• Blake Fultz: 9 p.m. to midnight, The Back Bar, 228 CN Maind St., Edwardsville.

• Xtreme Bar Bingo at Wigglers: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wiggler’s Bar and Grill, 7243 Saint James Drive, Edwardsville.

• Butch Moore: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Civic Park, 1301 Niedringhaus Ave., Granite City.

• Celebrate Alton’s Recovery: 6:30-9:00 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1422 Washington Ave., Alton.

• Take Off Pounds Sensably (TOPS): weigh-in at 9 a.m.; 9:45 a.m., meeting immediately after the weigh-in until 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 160 E. Lorena Ave., Wood River. For more information, call 618-259-7343.

• Al-Anon Meeting: 9:15 a.m., First Baptist Church Room 107 (buzzer), 201 S. Moreland Road, Bethalto.

• Al-Anon meeting: 7:00 pm, Upper Alton Baptist Church and Kindergarten, 2726 College Ave., Alton. For more information, call 618-463-2429. To find more helpful meetings, visit SIAFG.org and District-18.org.

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