New Year Updates
As we enter 2021, we're pleased to announce that our new gallery is open to the public. Located at 322 West State Street, Gallery on State is our new home for the foreseeable future. Not only will it be the base of our events moving forward, it will also host our members' artwork for viewing or sale.
COVID related precautions will still be followed, however, and events at the gallery are still on hold until further notice from the State.
That said, we've opened up new pages on our website for your use! The NIAS 2021 page holds information about the upcoming Northern Illinois Art Show this summer, and links to a pamphlet and application can be found there.
We've also opened our new Member Gallery section. All members of our group can write to with at least five high resolution images of their artwork, as well as some personal information, such as their name, preferred mediums, and personal website address. This information will be placed in the online gallery for potential customers, clients, and other contacts to see.
Lastly, you can find the latest information about Upcoming Events in the relevant section. All events are still labeled as To-Be-Determined at the moment, but will be updated once circumstances change.
That's all for now. Let us know if you have any questions and we hope to be able to meet with you in person again soon!
Kishwaukee Valley Art League
Are you looking for inspiration? Do you want to learn interesting art techniques, see professional demonstrations and expand your creativity or art experience? Join KVAL!
KVAL meetings are open to the public and held at 7:00 pm the first Thursday of each month at the Gallery on State, located at 322 West State Street in Sycamore, Illinois. We invite you to attend! Each meeting alternates between professional artist demonstrations and “Create with KVAL” challenges, where members have the opportunity to present creative results that interpret a current theme.
KVAL provides exhibit opportunities for members at several area venues including the Northern Illinois Art Show held yearly in June on the Sycamore Courthouse Lawn, Holiday Arts and Crafts Market in November at the old Train Depot in Sycamore, an Affordable Art Sale held in September, year round displays at both the Sycamore and DeKalb Libraries, a website gallery, select general meetings and various local art shows.
KVAL members are welcome to take advantage of volunteer opportunities including plein air painting events, helping with our general meetings, events, and programs. Our board positions are filled by volunteers!
KVAL’s year round “Art of Giving” philanthropy program supports local charities, art students and schools.
KVAL is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with over seventy members dedicated to encouraging the practice, promotion and appreciation of the arts in all media, and providing art education opportunities for all citizens of our community.