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.

‘Reflections of Hope’ by Christine Bennett-Weber

February 2020

  The February 2020 Gallery Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center will open in the Joe Bailey Gallery on Saturday, February 1 and will run through Thursday, February 27. The Gallery Show is entitled ‘Reflections of Hope’ and features the work of artist Christine Bennett-Weber.

    Christine describes ‘Reflections of Hope’ in her artist statement. "Life and renewal continue to influence the art I create, whether through the subject matter or media. Gently handling emotion and translating that via clay, pastel, watercolor. Quietly honoring both the beauty and comfort we find in our living surroundings through a glazed piece thrown on a potter's wheel, felted painting or creature. As a massage therapist, I felt a calling to provide comfort and healing to patients with serious illness at some of the most vulnerable points in their lives. As an artist, my hands continue to be the tool that allows me to share my reflections, this month focused on hope and peace restored."


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


February Calendar

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

February 2020

Check back for more Spring classes!

Kids Class

February 2020

Come in and register!

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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