Resources for Art and Artists

Resources for Art and Artists

Below you will find resources of interest to artists and residents in the greater Northern Illinois arts community.

Art Fairs and Events

Art Fair Calendar. Lists juried fine art fairs and festivals throughout the Chicagoland area.

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar

DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau Calendar of Events

Illinois Art Fair Directory. Sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council

Light Space & Time. Online gallery hosting exhibitions and competitions

Midwest Artisan. Highlights artists and art festivals throughout the Midwest

Midwest Weekends. Posts art fairs, festivals, and other events from across the Midwest

My Arts and Crafts. Lists arts and crafts fairs across Illinois

Professional Artist. Lists national calls to artists in all media


Art Galleries and Art Exhibits

The Art Attack. Art gallery in Sycamore, Illinois

The Art Box. Frame shop and art gallery in DeKalb, Illinois

Elgin Community College Arts Center. Art gallery in Elgin, Illinois

The Frame Shoppe. Frame shop and art gallery in Rockford, Illinois

Kishwaukee College Art Gallery. Art gallery in Malta, Illinois

Naperville Art League Gallery of Gifts. Art gallery in Naperville, Illinois

The Next Picture Show. Art gallery in Dixon, Illinois

Norris Cultural Arts Center. Center for visual and performing arts in St. Charles, Illinois

Ottawa Art League Gallery. Window art gallery in Ottawa, Illinois

Rockford Art Museum. Art gallery in Rockford, Illinois

Rockford College Clark Arts Center. Art gallery in Rockford, Illinois


General Resources

Art Deadlines List. Lists calls to artists, internships, commissions, grants, and various other opportunities

Arts Midwest. Resources including programs, workshops, and information for artists

Artists Network. Provides resources, publications, and forums for artists

Blouin ArtInfo. Resources for the visual and performing arts, including pricing and market trends

The National Endowment for the Arts. Resources for artists including grants and philanthropy

Majestic Barn by Greg Born

Workshops and Memberships

Illinois Watercolor Society. Hosts workshops and demonstrations, exhibit opportunities for members.

The Art Attack School of Art. Classes and instruction in a variety of media in Sycamore, Illinois

Danville Art League. Encouraging creativity and art appreciation through workshops, classes, and exhibits

The Fine Line Creative Arts Center. Offers classes and workshops throughout the year in St. Charles, Illinois

Naperville Art League. Art league focused on art education, instruction, and appreciation through workshops, meetings, classes, and exhibits

Northern Illinois University School of Art. Hosts visiting artists for lectures and workshops, many of which are open to the public, in DeKalb, Illinois

Northwest Area Arts Council. Connecting artists and art appreciators in greater McHenry County, Illinois

Ottawa Art League. Encouraging a greater interest in art as well as art discussion and engagement for professional and amateur artists

Rockford Art Guild. Promoting the visual arts through workshops, meetings, exhibits, and shows

Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Hosts workshops and instructors for all levels of experience; exhibition opportunities for members

Morning Snowfall by Tammy Shriver

Kishwaukee Valley Art League