Member of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce

KVAL NFP Kishwaukee Valley Art League


Shows, Fairs, and More

Find out about upcoming shows and events in DeKalb County. KVAL hosts a philanthropy event, called "Art of Giving," and keeps members abreast of local art shows and fairs where they can feature their artwork. Read on to learn more.

"Art of Giving"

Throughout KVAL's existence, donations to the community have been made through our "Art of Giving" program. The Northern Illinois Art Show raffle generates money to fund our philanthropy program. Donations include art supplies to local charities and art activities for kids, as well as monetary gifts and certificates to six exceptional students from Sycamore High School, DeKalb High School and Kishwaukee College.

Opportunities to Exhibit Your Artwork

Showcase your artwork at the many shows and fairs held in the area. Read below to learn more:

Northern Illinois Art Show

The Northern Illinois Art Show is hosted by KVAL each spring during the first weekend in June on the DeKalb County Courthouse lawn in Sycamore, Illinois. The two-day show features the work of various artists and vendors. The "Art of Giving" raffle is held at this event each of two days.

Holiday Arts& Crafts Market

Holiday Arts and Crafts Market

Held locally in November, the Holiday Arts and Crafts Market features unique, handmade arts and crafts by KVAL members and local artists.

Art Show

Member Art Shows

KVAL members have opportunities to exhibit their artwork at various shows throughout the year. Exhibit venues include the DeKalb and Sycamore Public Libraries, the Northern Illinois Art Show, the Holiday Arts and Crafts Market, local art fairs, and the Next Picture Show Gallery in Dixon, Illinois.

Stay up-to-date with monthly board meetings. Check out our 2018 Calendar for our meeting schedule.

Ellwood Summer Festival

Held on the first Sunday in August. This wonderful art experience with music, plein air painters, children's art activities, and KVAL member art for sale in the Visitor's Center. Food and drink are available for purchase.
All on the beautiful Ellwood House grounds.

Thank You to Our Patron Members Hy-Vee Food Store and Waste Management