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The Center at Greater Livingston County Arts Council

The Center at Greater Livingston County Arts Council nurtures the creativity found within the collection of artists and art groups located in the City of Pontiac and surrounding area.  The 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 Greater Livingston County Arts Council, 209 W. Madison St. in Pontiac, Illinois has received an Illinois Humanities COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant in the amount of $2,500 to be used for general operations.  Illinois Humanities activates the humanities through free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement. Illinois Humanities is a nonprofit organization and the state’s affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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.

Art Show

The Greater Livingston County Arts Council 2022 Gallery Show

May 2022

Swinging Bridges Art Festival Student Art Show

Begins May 7

The Art Center and gallery is located at 209 W. Madison Street, Pontiac. The show will run through May and is open to the public.  Hours for the Art Center are Monday through Friday , 10 AM to 5 PM,  Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday noon to 4 PM. 


Thank you to all who participated!


2022 Student Art Competition Results

High School               


1 Brody Peck Fieldcrest

2 Nolan Deats Flanagan/Cornell

3 Chastidie Bednaza Flanagan/Cornell


1 Lynn Vuong Pontiac

2 Jaden Lucas Pontiac

3 Olivia Yedinak Pontiac


1 August Koeller Flanagan/Cornell

2 No Entry

3 No Entry


1 Jadyn Bohm Flanagan/Cornell

2 Jaymie Roper Flanagan/Cornell

3 No Entry

Jr High School


1 Morgan Dewald Graymont

2 Madisyn Trainor Ransom

3 Madelyn Gramp Graymont


1 Brianna Huff Prairie Central

2 Sherry Bray Graymont

3 Casey Vejivoda Odell

2 No Entry

3 No Entry


1 Cody Taylor Ransom

2 Sherry Bray Graymont

3 Casey Vejivoda Odell


1 No Entry

2 No Entry

3 No Entry


News & Updates

Become a Member or Patron

February 2022

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.

Vendor Application Form

We have new levels of Patron contribution some with new benefits. Click below for more information!

Bronze Membership

Silver Membership

Gold Membership

Patron Application Form



Calendar of Events


May 2022

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

Art Fair Calendar

February 27, 2019

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

Dates for Jury Submissions

February 2022

These are the dates for the 2021 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

July 24

October 30

Welcome New Members!

April 2022

Welcome Josie Noonan and Patron Denise Michelle!


More new Studio Classes!

Click here for Spring, Summer and Fall classes!

looking at art


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: 12noon- 4:00pm


209 W. Madison
Pontiac IL
United States 61764


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