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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 GLCAC is a 501c3 organization.

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  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.

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Congratulations to Shay Wilcoxen of Woodland High School as the recipient of the GLCAC Young Artist Scholarship. She will be attending Heartland Community College. Presenting the scholarship is Nancy Flessner of the Scholarship Committee.

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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 2023 Gallery Show

June 2023

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. 

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Become a Member or Patron

February 2023

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


Dates for Jury Submissions


June 4

September 10

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

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New 2023 classes- Check back for more

Click here for Winter/Spring classes! Register online! See section below!

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Check out our new online class registration. Click here to register!

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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

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209 W. Madison
Pontiac IL
United States 61764


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