Sunday May 6, 2018
12:00 PM to 4:30 PM CDT
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Event Schedule

12:00pm Check-in
1:00pm   Opening Remarks
1:30pm   Workshops
2:30pm   Refreshment Reception
3:00pm   Recognition Ceremony


Millikin University

Kirkland Fine Arts Center 
1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522

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Click here for the most commonly asked questions about SPOTLIGHT.

Still need more information, visit: www.illinoispta.org/SPOTLIGHT.html

or contact us at: 
phone:  800-877-9617 
email:   spotlight@illinoispta.org

SPOTLIGHT is a FREE event to CELEBRATE the children in our state. This event is open to ALL CHILDREN and FAMILIES in Illinois. This afternoon of celebration, held on Millikin University's Campus in Decatur, Illinois, will open up the ARTS to children of all ages through the various Workshops available for them to participate in. Adults and children alike will be inspired by the gallery displays of pieces created by Pre-K students through High School Seniors. SPOTLIGHT has something for everyone. Bring the whole family and help us celebrate our children and their contributions to the Arts and Community.

The afternoon will include: 

  • Workshop session for attendees presented by faculty and students from Millikin University and Illinois PTA Board of Directors members;
  • Reception with light refeshments.

The culmination of the afternoon will be a ceremony recognizing:

  • Students with Reflections pieces advanced to Illinois PTA State level;
  • Reflections students receiving Honorable Mention Awards from Illinois PTA and Special Artists;
  • Students with Reflections pieces advancing to National PTA; and
  • Illinois PTA Scholarship Winners.


Congratulation to all our students with Reflections pieces that advanced to State. These students submissions will be available for viewing during our SPOTLIGHT Event and students attending will be recognized on stage. Click here for full list of students.

We recommend that all guests pre-register for this event and to ensure availability of workshops for all children.  Many workshops offered have limited capacity and will not available for registration once maximum capacity is reached.  We encourage you to review the workshops offered prior to registering.

Click here for a description of WORKSHOPS offered.

SPOTLIGHT is made possible by our sponsors and support from individuals interested in encouraging children to achieve their dreams and preserving the Arts in Education.  Every dollar donated goes directly to support this and other Illinois PTA activities for children in Illinois.  Please consider making a donation.

About Illinois PTA

Illinois PTA comprises thousands of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools.  PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.  Learn more at www.Illinoispta.org.