This year's Artists Against AIDS show will be held April 4-7 at the McKinley Aquatic Center, 500 W. Church Street. Artists Against AIDS began in 1993 as a benefit for what was then known as the Gay Community AIDS Project. The proceeds from this exhibition and sale are a crucial part of The Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Ilinois’s budget, enabling the organization to assist hundreds of clients through difficult times when many have nowhere else to turn. Artists Against AIDS continues to be a valuable resource to GCAP, the local art community, and the “Greater Community” as well.



The 5th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon will run right through downtown Champaign on Saturday, April 27. Line the streets by 7a to cheer on the first marathoners--it's quite a sight. Then catch breakfast at Merry Ann's Diner.



crane march 2013

THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW on a sunny, yet COLD, March day. Enough about the weather...we are excited about the Hyatt Place hotel progress. The crane is really fun to watch and the construction noise is music to our ears. What do you guys think?



Don't forget about Ebertfest going on at the Virginia Theater, April 17-20.

If you have friends or colleagues coming into town, invite them to stay in one of M2's executive furnished condos and they can enjoy the heart of Downtown Champaign. Contact Suzanne for availability and prices.