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Pontiac Community Art Center

The Pontiac Community Art Center nurtures the creativity found within the collection of artists and art groups located in the City of Pontiac and surrounding area.  The Art Center is a studio, teaching space, gallery, and retail sales outlet for locally produced work.  We invite you to visit our store and see the wide variety of art we offer.


Art Walk 2020

August 17-23, 2020

The GLCAC and Pontiac Heart & Soul are sponsoring an Art Walk through participating businesses. Artists have donated artwork which will be sold by silent auction. A sheet is provided on which to place your bid. There is a suggested value of the artwork, but you may start at any amount. Stroll through the businesses and view our work and place a bid on the clipboard if you like. All proceeds go to GLCAC to fund arts scholarships.


The Joe Bailey Gallery

Take a look at what’s showing currently inside our gallery walls. Pontiac Community Art Center has seasonal exhibits and special exhibits.  We pride ourselves in showing some of the best artworks anywhere in Pontiac.


'Hiraeth’ by Pam Beeson

July 2020

The Greater Livingston County Arts Council July 2020 Gallery Show ‘Hiraeth’. 

The July 2020 Gallery Show at the Art Center will open in the Joe Bailey Gallery on July 3rd and will continue through the month.

The show is ‘Hiraeth’ by Pam Beeson. Hiraeth is defined as ‘a yearning for home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was.’  Pam has been exploring composite photography, and the pictures in this set are digitally ‘constructed’ with photos or parts of photos that Pam has taken while exploring small towns and backroads across the country.

The Art Center at the Greater Livingston County Arts Council and Gallery is located at 209 West Madison Street, Pontiac. The show will open on July 3. An artist reception may be announced at a later time. Hours for the Art Center are Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 12noon to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.

News & Updates

Become a Member or Patron

September 29, 2018

If you are a resident of Livingston County or an adjoining town, you are eligible to be a contributing member. You may also become a patron if you are not an artist.


January 2018

Calendar of Events


Click on the calendar link to see the upcoming classes and gallery shows.

July 2020

Firing Fees for Members

January 5, 2018

Click here for the cost of firing ceramics.

Art Fair Calendar

February 27, 2019

This link will show you art fairs throughout the year. Click here to view.

Dates for Jury Submissions

January 2020

These are the dates for the 2020 jury review for new members. If you would like to become a member, you will need to fill out a form, pay the $25 per year membership fee and submit 3 pieces of artwork for admission. Admissions will be accepted a week prior to jury date.

September 13

December 6


Studio Classes

Spring Classes Coming Soon

March 2020

Check back for more Spring classes!

Class Offerings

Spring 2019

Come join my Painting Party. It will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.  If anyone is interested please give me a call at 815-822-4051. It’s going to be a laid-back atmosphere. You can bring what you want to drink and snacks and join us for a fun evening!
Kathy Zehr

Class Forms

Read the Classroom and Enrollment policies. Print the form, complete it and return it to us with payment to secure your spot in our classes.

Schedule an Event

January 1, 2023

Click here to see a list of events you can schedule at our facility.


Mon: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Tue: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wed: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thu: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Fri: 10:00am - 5:00p.m.

Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sun: 12:00pm - 4:00pm



209 W. Madison
Pontiac IL
United States 61764




209 W. Madison
Pontiac IL
United States 61764

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