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
The DuPage Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is thrilled to present their first-ever performance at Reed-Keppler Park in West Chicago, as part of the fun-filled “Christmas in July” festival. The festivities, sponsored by the West Chicago Park District and the City of West Chicago, take place from 3:00 to 8:00 pm, and include a variety of family-friendly activities, entertainment, […]
Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.The Shell at Reed-Keppler Park The City of West Chicago is pleased to announce the return of its spectacular fireworks display on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. The fireworks show, which may be viewed at The Shell, is the grand finale of a day-long celebration at Reed-Keppler […]
Have you seen the Kruse House bees? The West Chicago Garden Club has succeeded in an ambitious project, which has been in the planning since last year – Bees Take Flight in the Kruse House Gardens. Thirteen delightful art bees were designed, created, and installed by Club members. These larger than life bees, intended to […]
Gallery 200 and People Made Visible will be hosting the exhibit Frida Inspired at 103 W. Washington Street during the months of June and July to showcase the work of local artists inspired by influential Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Those interested in participating should visit gallery200.net for all the details. Entries must be received no […]
Shedding the feelings of isolation that many experienced during the year of the pandemic, twelve West Chicago Garden Club members emerged this spring like bees from a hive to reconnect over a community project that held the promise of excitement and fun for each, as well as the enrichment of the entire community. The active […]
The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission has been involved in the creation of a Public Art Master Plan and would like feedback from the community about where West Chicago residents and businesses would like to see future installations. A brief survey asks for ideas and suggestions about appropriate locations. The survey deadline is Friday, May […]