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.
The Greater Livingston County Arts Council October 2020 Gallery Show ’Masquerade’.
Just in time for Halloween, the October 2020 Gallery Show at the Art Center will open in the NEW Joe Bailey Gallery on Friday, October 2 and will continue through Wednesday, November 4. The show is titled ’Masquerade’, and it’s ‘timely’ theme opens itself up for a wide variety of artistic interpretations, as the title suggests. This is the annual group Halloween gallery show and will feature artwork in diverse mediums created by many of the art center's members. The show will be on display during daily business hours. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 3 from 5pm to 7pm.
The Art Center at the Greater Livingston County Arts Council and Gallery is located at 209 West Madison Street, Pontiac. Hours for the Arts Center are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 PM, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.
News & Updates
With our talented team of art connoisseurs and a keen eye for beauty and innovation, Pontiac Community Art Center 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.
Calendar of Events
Art Fair Calendar
February 27, 2019
This link will show you art fairs throughout the year. Click here to view.
Dates for Jury Submissions
These are the dates for the 2020 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 date.
Paint A Plate
October 6, 2020
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Classes Coming Soon
Check back for classes!
Class has been suspended for now. Come join my Painting Party. It will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. If anyone is interested please give me a call at 815-822-4051. It’s going to be a laid-back atmosphere. You can bring what you want to drink and snacks and join us for a fun evening!
Read the Classroom and Enrollment policies. Print the form, complete it and return it to us with payment to secure your spot in our classes.
Schedule an Event
January 1, 2023
Click here to see a list of events you can schedule at our facility.
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: 12:00pm - 4:00pm