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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.


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.

‘I Can Do That’ by Krystal Lyon

March 2020

The March 2020 Gallery Show at the The Art Center by Greater Livingston County Arts Counci will open in the Joe Bailey Gallery on Saturday, February 29 and will run through Tuesday, March 31. The Gallery Show is entitled ‘I Can Do That’ and features the work of artist Krystal Kay Lyon.

Krystal has been making abstract fiber sculptures for six years in the style of outsider artist Judith Scott. Each sculpture is based on a woman or girl that she has been inspired by. The work is made from recycled objects, things that would normally be thrown away or discarded. Even the fabric, clothing and yarn that covers each piece has been recycled, it all has a second life in each sculpture. Her botanical prints are based on the children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. These are monoprints with ink work and collage that were made with the help of her friend Lisa Lofgren at ComeTogether Studios in Bloomington, IL. Krystal was also inspired by her brother’s love of bugs and her grandmother’s wallpaper in her home in Edgefield, South Carolina to come up with the prints. There is not much technique to the sculptures or to the prints, they are not exact or disciplined. But that simplicity is a major part of the work, it’s an encouragement for you to give art a try! Krystal hopes that you will find wonder and joy in her sculptures and print work and that you will look at each one and say with enthusiasm, “I Can Do That!”


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


March Calendar

April Calendar

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

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.
March 8
June 7
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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