SAVE THE DATE for an evening of the arts! Please join us on Thursday, August 22, 2024, at 5:00pm at The Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University (212 N University St, Normal, IL 61761) for our annual Arts Alive! dinner, fundraiser, and evening of the arts! This event supports our mission of community building through the arts as we encourage and promote the appreciation, study, cultivation, development, and practice of the Arts in McLean County. An independent 501(C)3 non-profit organization, we are the arts agency for McLean County.

Take part in our fine art auction and raffle, guest speakers, all while learning more about how we serve our community through the arts. We invite you join us and our commitment through membership or become a fund-a-need supporter and stand out in the community as a supporter of the arts! 

We suggest registering in advance to become a bidder in our silent auction and prevent entering your information during open bidding. Please remember to bring your phone to bid at the event! You will be able to bid remotely from your phone, tablet, or lap-top! Choose to receive LIVE AUCTION updates to your cellphone or email. (You may also wait and register to bid at any time during the auction if you would like!) Items will be available for pickup at McLean County Arts Center or contact us to make other arrangements.

Fine Art Silent Auction featuring:

  • Original Fine Artworks from well-known artists
  • Oil, watercolor, acrylic paintings, and prints!
  • Original designer jewelry and more!
  • Sculptural pieces & ceramics!
  • A variety of other fine art from well-known local artists!

    Annual Awards Presentations featuring:

    • Member of the Year
    • Volunteer of the Year
    • The Douglas C. Johnson Distinguished Patron Award
    • Business Partner of the Year

    2024 Fine Art Raffle Drawing featuring original Douglas C. Johnson painting "Autumn Cypress" 24" x 36", acrylic on canvas, 2024.

    24" x 36", acrylic on canvas


    Mission Statement: We encourage and promote the appreciation, study, cultivation, development, and practice of art for the benefit of all the people, cultures and communities of McLean County. 

            "This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts"

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