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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.


  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.


New Classes

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HOLIDAY SIGNS (Sunday, November 20th at 100 p.m. with pick- up on or after November 27th)
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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 2022 Gallery Show

November 2022

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

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


November 2022

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

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!

October 2022

Welcome John Gahm!


October & November Studio Classes!

Click here for Fall classes! Register online! See section below!


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


209 W. Madison
Pontiac IL
United States 61764


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