Fall Updates

Greetings from all of us in the Kishwaukee Valley Art League. It's been quite some time since we've had an update for you, but rest assured we've all been hard at work over the past few months.

COVID restrictions are still in place at this time. However, we've leased a space for KVAL's very own gallery, right in the heart of Sycamore. Located at 322 West State, Sycamore, IL, 'Gallery on State' is currently being furnished for a grand opening sometime in the near future.

Once open, this space will be used for all future board and group meetings, as well as classes and other special shows. Mask and social distancing requirements will still be in place until further notice, but for those unable to attend in person, we will be streaming each meeting live online.

The first of these livestream events may be held in December (official date to be determined). The event will be online only, and will serve as an opportunity for group members to see and hear about our new gallery from the comfort of their own home. A Q&A session will also be held at the end for everyone in attendance.

Thank you for your patience during this time, and we hope to see you online this November.


Kishwaukee Valley Art League

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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.


Upcoming Events


KVAL Jingle the Bell

November 20 - 22

KVAL will be joining a host of other merchants in Downtown Sycamore this year to ring in the holiday season. Click this link for more details.

Note: This event is dependent on potential orders from the state regarding COVID restrictions. We will update this space if any pertinent information comes to light.






Mail Membership Fees to
KVAL NFP Membership
P.O. Box 523
Sycamore, IL 60178

KVAL Gallery on State

322 West State Street

Sycamore, IL 60178

Service Area
DeKalb County and the surrounding areas

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Sycamore, IL  60178

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