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.
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  • Bruce Bondy (Chairman)
    Term expires: April 2019
  • 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 2018
  • Sharon Moyer
      Term expires: April 2018

  • Chris Nibeck
     Term expires: April 2020
  • Marsha Schwartz
    Term expires: April 2018
  • Joei Shavitz
     Term expires: April 2018
  • 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 2018
  • Cheryl Fayne-dePersio, Staff Liaison
    Email Cheryl Fayne-dePersio         


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 

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 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.

Paintings at Sunset

March 9 to 11 at Sunset Foods (Northbrook Grill), 1127 Church Street. An exhibition by the 2017 Plein Air Festival painters. Meet the artists at the reception on Friday, March 11 from 5:30 - 8:00pm featuring a wine tasting, snacks, and a live performance by classical guitar virtuoso Christopher Laughlin. All paintings will be on view and for sale throughout the weekend. Co-sponsored by Sunset Foods.

Northbrook Originals Art Show

On view April 5 to May 31 at the Northbrook Public Library. Opening reception featuring refreshments and art tours  on Thursday, April 5 from 7 - 8:30pm. Every year, Northbrook Artists are invited to submit original artwork for this community exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Northbrook 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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