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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.

Eagle Flying

The Greater Livingston County Arts Council September 2021 Gallery Show
‘Under The Eagle's Nest.’

September 2021

The show features the work by artist Lisa Green along with accompanying poems by Dan Fitzgerald. Lisa describes the show in her own words, “My family's cabin in northern Wisconsin has been a lifelong oasis for inspiration and reflection for me. Since drawing has always been a way for me to  connect with and meditate on the world about me,  my cherished Lotus Lake was a natural subject for my gallery show. It is an enchanting fragment of the Northwoods that is always active, yet where time seems to have stood still for the 5 generations of my family that call it home.  I invite you to enter this sliver of paradise, which reflects both the businesses and the solace that lie ‘Under The Eagle's Nest.’ I am so thankful to also bring to you the words of Dan Fitzgerald, whose poems capture my sentiments so perfectly!”

The Art Center at the Greater Livingston County Arts Council and Gallery is located at 209 West Madison Street, Pontiac. The show may be viewed during regular hours. Hours for the Art Center are Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 12 noon to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome. Masks are recommended and also provided at the center.


News & Updates

With our talented team of art connoisseurs and a keen eye for beauty and innovation, The Center at Greater Livingston County Arts Council has been making a name for itself among art enthusiasts and seasoned collectors across the Pontiac area. Our gallery and artwork has been mentioned by the media, and we’re proud to share the stories with you below.

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.

Vendor Application Form

Patron Application Form



Calendar of Events


September 2021

October 2021

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

June 2021

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.
October 3
December 5


Studio Classes

New classes for fall and winter!

Click here!

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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