Arts Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 1st Thursday of each month
  • Village Hall
    1225 Cedar Lane
    Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Meeting schedule and location subject to change. Upcoming meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. All agendas are also posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  
  • Bruce Bondy (Chairman)
    Term expires: April 2019
  • Email: ART_CHAIR@NORTHBROOK.IL.US 

    • Allen Alvarez
      Term expires: April 2020
    • Jerry Block
      Term expires: April 2019
    • Ernest Halperin
       Term expires: April 2020
    • Chris Laughlin 
      Term expires: April 2019
    • Claudia (Joan) MacVay
       Term expires: April 2021
    • Sharon Moyer
        Term expires: April 2021

  • Chris Nibeck
     Term expires: April 2020
  • Marsha Schwartz
    Term expires: April 2021
  • Joei Shavitz
     Term expires: April 2021
  • Chris Sheban
  • Term expires: April 2019
  • Rob Sills       
    Term expires: April 2020      
  • Library Representative - Susan Wolf/Alternate
    Term expires: April 2019
  • Park District Representative - Eileen Loftus/Alternate
    Term expires: April 2021
  • Cheryl Fayne-dePersio, Staff Liaison
    Phone:
    847-664-4015 
    Email Cheryl Fayne-dePersio         

Overview


The Arts Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees to encourage the development and enjoyment of the arts in Northbrook. The arts are to include the exhibition of works of art, the conducting of programs of music and the performing arts, exhibition of historical objects, presentation of dramatic productions and other exhibitions, and performances enhancing the cultural and intellectual level of the Village. View Northbrook Arts Commission.

Commission Events and Programs


Annual Plein Air Painting Festival - September


Up to 50 Midwest landscape painters bring their talents to Northbrook as they create unique pieces inspired by our beautiful community. The artists complete all of the work outdoors "plein air"  in Northbrook and prizes are awarded by a jury. This festival culminates in a daylong art show at Village Green Park featuring live music, a “quick paint” event, painting demonstrations, and a chance to purchase original art painted in Northbrook. Co-sponsored by the Northbrook Park District.


Northbrook Originals Art Show


On view in April/May at the Northbrook Public Library. Opening reception featuring refreshments and art tours. Every year, Northbrook Artists are invited to submit original artwork for this community exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Northbrook Library.

Artist In Residence


Artwork by Northbrook Artists on view at the Northbrook Library during various showings throughout the year. The artwork is displayed on all three floors throughout the Library. 

Artist Studio Tour


Every fall, Northbrook artists open their home studios for tours. The entire community is invited to view these creative spaces and get a personal look at our local art scene.

Village Gallery at Northbrook Village Hall


Visit the bi-monthly exhibit featuring artwork by local artists in the Northbrook Village Hall Boardroom. 







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