Arts Directories

Artstour Roster

Artstour Roster
The Artstour Roster features Illinois touring artists, companies, and groups working in dance, mime, interdisciplinary performance, music, performance poetry, spoken word, storytelling, and theater. Artstour Roster artists are professional performers who demonstrate high artistic skills, creative programming, and efficient management. The Artstour Roster is used by Illinois presenters including schools, libraries, park districts, arts and community organizations, and performing arts presenters to identify artists, companies and groups to perform in their communities. 

Artists (238)

Dynamic and exciting, Linda’s stories are fun, full of energy, and often include the audience. Her stories take many forms, from funny and inspirational to educational and thought-provoking. They ...

The vision of Linda M. Smith’s most recent work tells the life story of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi. Linda’s passionate and soul-filled style beautifully captures this intrig...

Lionel Bottari belongs to a family of traditional Italian entertainers, counting among his skills puppetry and playing the Italian “zampogna” bagpipe. Performances are like a show in an Italian pi...

"Dazzling sophistication...I’ve seen a lot of theater fail to reach this virtuoso level of characterization."  Kyle Gann, The Village Voice, New York.  Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman are a collaborati...

Lubriphonic is a dynamite quartet born of the vibrant Chicago blues scene. Formed in 1999 as the house band for the legendary Chicago southside joint, the Checkboard Lounge, the act has impeccable blu...

"Enthusiasm, joy and passion" is how one critic described the concert experience of Luna Negra Dance Theater. Founded in 1999 by dancer/choreographer Eduardo Vilaro, Luna Negra has achieved impressive...

Widely recognized as one of the world’s premier performance arts institutions, Lyric Opera of Chicago is dedicated to producing grand opera of the highest international standards. As an integral par...

Maggie Brown is a clear and powerful vocalist who brings her warm, entertaining stage presence and professional singing and acting experience to the stage. She has engaged audiences across the U.S. an...

Mama Edie provides energetic and interactive storytelling, percussion, and vocal performances. Explore history, science, culture, and nature, and inspire your own imaginings through original stories,...

Marie Ringenberg’s creative energy and wonderful sense of playfulness draws her audience into the magical realm of the imagination. Each performance is designed to entertain listeners with an enthus...

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