Pontiac Community Art Center
Welcome to the Pontiac Community Art Center
The Pontiac Community Art Center nurtures the creativity found within the collection of artists and art groups located in the City of Pontiac and surrounding area. The Art 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 Pontiac Community Art Center is temporarily closed while the relocate to a new store.
Pontiac Art Center Brings Painting Project to MOSAIC
Photo above: Fawn Lesson (Direct Support Professional), Loretta Steward, Rebecca Arbogast, Brenda Thompson, Resident watching, Teresa Beard Lowell. Bottom Juli Fraher, (back of her head) Yvonne Benson
Artists from the Pontiac Community Art Center enjoyed working with individuals served at six MOSAIC houses in Pontiac and Dwight during the week of June 12th. Each student painted an original work of art inspired by one of four sample paintings supplied by lead artists, Kathy Zehr and Teresa Beard-Lowell, both of rural Chenoa. Zehr and Beard-Lowell led the projects with help from volunteer helpers: Connie Kostelc, Vickie Fitzgerald, Juli Fraher, Patty Mackinson, and Brenda Thompson, all from Pontiac, along with Pam Beeson, Cornell; Sue Drummet, Long Point; and Nancy Flessner, Cullom.
“Everyone seemed to have a good time,” said Zehr. “Each painting had a surprise reveal of the painter’s personal initials, which came after they were finished painting. I think they liked that.”
“The Greater Livingston County Arts Council provided half of the funding for this project and wrote a grant for the rest,” Zehr continued. “Without help like this, along with that of our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to offer this type of community service. The project, which included individuals served, support personnel, art volunteers and art teachers, involved nearly 60 people.
This program was supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, an agency of the State of Illinois, and the McLean County Arts Center
Our Current Show
Joe Bailey Art Gallery
Monday through Friday - 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday - 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday - 9:30 AM to 4 PM
|August||No show in August|
|September||John & Vickie Fitzgerald|
Would you like to know more about the Pontiac Community Art Center? Do you need a speaker for your club or group? The PCAC has a presentation about us that includes a PowerPoint. Contact Juli Fraher by email or stop by the center to make arrangements.
(Pontiac Community Art Center is supported by the Greater Livingston County Arts Council.)