West Chicago Art
West Chicago is proud of its public art collection, which serves to beautify the community and inspire its imagination. Many of the installations in various locations throughout the City are the result of the hard work and dedication of the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission. West Chicago's Public Art tells the community's many stories, serves to document the past and present, and creates a sense of place that is uniquely West Chicago.
A partnership effort between the West Chicago Park District and the City Of West Chicago to foster the arts in the community founded by a concerted vision by former West Chicago Mayor, Michael Kwasman and community members.
The Shell officially opened in 2017.
West Chicago is proud of its public art collection, which serves to beautify the community and inspire its imagination.
Many of the installations in various locations throughout the City are the result of the hard work and dedication of the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission. West Chicago's Public Art tells the community's many stories, serves to document the past and present, and creates a sense of place that is uniquely West Chicago.
Gallery 200, an artist co-op, is a creative oasis in downtown West Chicago featuring the work of local artists for sale at affordable prices. It is a division of People Made Visible, an arts not for profit, with support from the City of West Chicago.
People Made Visible, Inc. (PMV) is a non-for-profit organization with a mission to facilitate community while fulfilling the artistic, social, educational and cultural needs of the community through an innovative physical and web-based presence.
The Artist-in-Residency Program was established in 2008 and is run in collaboration with People Made Visible and the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission.
Since 2008, fourteen artists have visited West Chicago from Chicago, Denmark, Germany, Mexico and Spain.
The Gallery Theater fills a creative niche for residents and visitors on both sides of the curtain. Growing and nurturing talent for the performing arts, community theater gives many aspiring actors their first taste of the stage, while more seasoned actors enjoy performing in the intimate setting of their own hometown amongst friends, family and neighbors.
Local Music Night is a free monthly event, where local artists can share their musical talents in a coffee house-type atmosphere. It has featured over 50 different performers and groups since its first event in October 2009.
Recent News about West Chicago Art
Gallery Theater of West Chicago will hold auditions for Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Jack Smith. This timeless comedy classic is the story of Elwood P. Dowd and his friend Harvey, an invisible six-and-a-half-foot rabbit. Set in the 1940s, as is the case with many classics, the message it delivers is timeless. Auditions will be […]
The Last Romance by Joe Di Pietro Gallery Theater 129 Main Street West Chicago, IL On an ordinary day in a routine life, a widower named Ralph takes a different path on his daily walk—one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to […]
After 18 years of creating art together, mother and son, Britta and Sean Renwick are planning one more family show together before Sean goes off to college. The exhibit/sale, which is aptly titled Grand Finale, showcases the combined art of each, celebrating how both have grown in the past 18 years. The exhibit contains a […]
ROCKTOBER is almost here! Join the WeGo Crafty group at Gallery 200 on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – noon and take part in “The Kindness Rocks Project.” Attendees can drop-in during this event, add to the kindness wall and then create a kindness rock! This event is a free, family friendly drop-in […]
City Hall 475 Main Street West Chicago, Illinois 60185 Through November Artist and former resident Liz Weibler remains active in the West Chicago art scene, even from as far away as a small Arizona mining town. This past May, she submitted a work from her diverse collection of original art to the West Chicago Cultural […]
Artoberfest at Gallery 200 103 West Washington Street Twelve artists of Gallery 200 present this year’s Artoberfest. The theme, Fall in Love with Art, lends itself to a wide range of media, including oils, acrylics, alcohol ink, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber and mixed media. The 12 artists participating are Sharon Malec, Kathi Kuchler, Laurie Parker, […]
Location: Reed-Keppler Park 250 West National Street I Love My Country, part of the Randolph Rose Collection, is a detailed bronze statue of children holding the American flag. It measures 39” x 60” x 81”H. The beautiful bronze patina sets off the red, white and blue of the American Flag for an inspiring and patriotic […]
Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018 Downtown West Chicago West Chicago’s Viva Mexico Independence Day Festival produced by the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage with funding from the City of West Chicago, is yet another event that speaks to the character and spirit of “One West Chicago”, a City initiative that honors and celebrates […]
Opening Reception at Gallery 200 103 West Washington Street Friday, September 7, 2018 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Starla Snead began studying calligraphy in 2003 as a way to transition into her role as a stay-at-home mom. She became a professional engraver in 2011 and a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in 2013 and now has transitioned […]
West Chicago’s boutique performing arts company, Gallery Theater, is proud to announce the lineup for its 9th season. In September, audiences will enjoy Brownstone, a clever look at the lives of three pairs of people who lived in the same New York brownstone over the course of eighty years. Show Synopsis Three points of time […]