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Cruisin' With Lincoln on 66
The main source for information about McLean County’s historic and modern attractions in the Bloomington-Normal area is the "Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66" Visitors Center. Located in Downtown Bloomington, the Visitors Center provides information on all of the wonderful attractions, events, dining and lodging available in McLean County. Their exhibits highlight two types of heritage tourism that is integral to Central Illinois: Historic Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln. The gift shop is filled with local products, memorabilia and more!
Functional stoneware is the main objective at Kickapoo Pottery. All pieces are handthrown on the potters wheel, lead free, oven and microwave safe.
Stoned Art Studio
Professionally guided photography tours of the tri-state area. Printing/framing services available. Studio gallery displaying photographs by Henry Matthiessen, III.
If These Walls Could Talk
If These Walls Could Talk in Downtown Aurora not only provides 100% archival quality framing services their shop acts as an art gallery for visitors to enjoy, buy, and sell their art. A regular venue for Downtown Aurora's First Friday event.
Stone Bridge Valley Art Center
Stone Bridge Valley Art Center includes an art studio offering open studio time and classes, an art gallery with featured artists, and a gallery boutique with art by local and regional artists available for purchase.
Northern Illinois University Art Museum
NIU Art Museum’s mission is to service the arts curriculum at NIU and to extend arts education and cultural enrichment to the community. The Museum has a permanent collection of 1,000 art pieces and also hosts visiting exhibitions. The Jack Olson Gallery is “the cornerstone of exhibition programming” that is promoted by NIU School of Art. This exhibit space brings thought provoking exhibitions to the northern Illinois community while also offering faculty and students a space to showcase their latest creative endeavors.
Galena Center for the Arts
Celebrating regional art in its many forms: special exhibits, performances, regional artwork gallery, photography from the historic Alfie Mueller collection.
Outside the Lines Art Gallery
A retail gallery specializing in original art and fine craft from more than 100 U.S. artists.
Culture Stock is a social venture that operates as a hub for cultural activities and community programs while serving as a used book and media re-seller. Culture Stock, located in the heart of Downtown Aurora, offers up-and-coming musicians, poets and other artists a place to display their talents. Stop in for a taste of Aurora's culture, read a good book in a cozy corner, listen to a new performer or join a language circle. Kids have events at Culture Stock too. Check their Facebook page for a Downtown Aurora cultural experience update today!
Illinois State Museum-Southern Illinois Art Gallery
A museum gallery featuring theme-based exhibits of works created by past and contemporary Illinois artist and artisans. Less than 1 mile southeast of Rend Lake.
Cathrine's Custom Framing Gallery & Gifts
One of a kind and handmade items fill the gallery. Find yourself strolling among pottery, jewelry and beautiful photography. You can find your favorite goodies with a selection of chocolates, jellies and butters and more. 85% of items sold are from artisans in the county.
Gallery 215 North
Also know as the 4th Street Gallery.
DeBrock Galleria offers an exceptional collection of fine arts and vintage treasures. Located at the northern entry to Geneseo’s historic downtown, the darling 1890 Victorian home showcases 50 regional artists’ creations in pottery, glass, jewelry, paintings, textiles, photography and more. Unique works of antique tin ceilings complement incredible works in oil. Masterful quilts neighbor beautiful tie-dye and handmade scarves; guitars are fashioned from one-of-a-kind cigar boxes. Spring will bring a fanciful garden of outdoor Yard Art! Private showings are available by appointment. For daily posts of new additions to the gallery, visit our Facebook page.
Long Grove Historic Village
Nestled in historic homes and buildings that date back to the community's roots in the 1800's, Long Grove's over 80 shops specialize in unique gifts, boutiques, antiques, clothing, exceptional art and home décor, and distinctive menus. Visitors can stroll the cobblestone walks that wind through the historic downtown and enjoy seasonal lush gardens and scenic views. And they can make it a quick trip or a day's outing, shopping and indulging their tastes with a variety of food and bakery products, cafés, and fine eating establishments. Fun and festivals throughout the year including the famous Chocolate Fest, Strawberry Fest, Apple Fest and a month of Holiday Festivities to name a few.
Chelsea McGhee Studios
A variety of classes for children and adults, including private event painting sessions for birthday parties, girls night out, corporate events, team building, bachelorette parties and baby showers.
Perspective Group and Photography Gallery
A community-oriented, not-for-profit cooperative that promotes fine art photography through exhibitions, critiques, workshops and outreach activities. The gallery represents the work of fine art photographers from the Chicagoland area, and sponsors LENS, an international, juried photography show on an annual basis.
Smith Studio and Gallery
Stop in …enjoy whimsical paper mache sculptures and hand colored prints by David Smith; resident artist and art teacher. Explore our ever-growing selection of diverse artwork by innovative Midwest artists. We offer art classes for children, adults, and private groups. We are also available for social gatherings, meetings, and birthday parties. Our goal is to be a gathering place for the community and visitors, so that visual arts might enrich everyone’s life.
Gallery on Second
View beautiful works of art from local and regional artists. Choose from watercolor and oil paintings, metal artwork and stained-glass.
The Art Box
Frame Shop & DeKalb Art Gallery Monday-Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm
David Strawn Art Gallery
Enjoy a variety of permanent collections and exhibits from September - May each year. Art classes and workshops available. Historic building built in 1880. Kelly Gross, gallery director.
Illinois State Museum - Southern Illinois Art Gallery
A museum gallery featuring theme-based exhibits of works created by past and contemporary Illinois artists and artisans. Less than 1 mile southeast of Rend Lake.
The White Pelican - Art Gallery
The White Pelican Art Gallery sits on the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois river in Grafton IL. Featuring 18 area artists in a variety of mediums, some depicting local charms.
Scheffler Art and Gallery
Long noted throughout northern Illinois for pencil drawings in black and white and color work in acrylic art, the gallery feature displays of Scheffler's art, and also provide a working center to fulfill commissions for patron's special requests. The Rooney Building was recently chosen as a location for a commemorative mural by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition. The Rooney Building is a companion to the renowned H.I. Lincoln Building as a Farming Heritage, Inc. historic preservation project.
Blue Eagle Pottery
Our work embodies skill, insight, and respect for both the material and process. It is useful in the kitchen, on the table, or as an accent to decor. The warmth and beauty crafted into each pot will touch those who use it. Its artistry functions best through daily use, through intimate acquaintance.