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 GLCAC is a 501c3 organization.
Ceramic Decorating Class
Saturday December 3 at 10 am
You will learn different decorating techniques including:
Stenciling with slip
You will have 4 decorated dishes after firing,
Class limit 8
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.
The Greater Livingston County Arts Council 2022 Gallery Show
The Greater Livingston County Arts Council November 2022 Gallery Show
‘Art Therapy is My Necessity’ by Kathy Zehr.
‘Art Therapy is My Necessity’ by Kathy Zehr is the November 2022 featured show in the Joe Bailey Gallery at the GLCAC (Greater Livingston County Arts Council) Art Center. It opens on Friday, November 4 and will continue through Wednesday November 30. An opening reception is scheduled for November 5 from 5pm - 7pm. The Joe Bailey Gallery is located upstairs at the Art Center. An elevator/lift is available.
Kathy’s show will feature her art in various mediums, including ceramic, acrylic, wood, leather and glass. "My show is a culmination of my many interests. My love of art was instilled in me by my father, and my passion is exploring all types of art without fear.” Zehr said. The various mediums she used were inspired by photographs and her imagination. Several of her paintings were inspired by photographers Rita Hoch from Pontiac and Robert McGee from Colorado.
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.
News & Updates
Become a Member or Patron
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.
We have new levels of Patron contribution some with new benefits. Click below for more information!
Calendar of Events
Dates for Jury Submissions
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
Please check back for 2023 dates.
Welcome New Members!
Welcome John Gahm!
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