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KVAL NFP Kishwaukee Valley Art League


ART: Inspire • Explore • Create

Lehan Drug watercolor by Larry Bond

April 4, 2019 beginning at 7:00 pm, members share their "Create with KVAL" artwork inspired by the theme "A Look at DeKalb County."  How do you see DeKalb County? Is it the farms, the barbed wire, the historic towns, the forest preserves, or something else. Whatever your art medium, we can't wait to see your work. The Meeting will be held in the Club Room at Sycamore, HyVee. Visitors are welcome to this free program.

Thank You

Visit the DeKalb and Sycamore Public Libraries to see artwork created by KVAL members.

Artwork may be purchased by contacting the individual artists.

Northern Illinois Art Show

The Northern Illinois Art Show is hosted by KVAL each spring during the first weekend in June on the DeKalb County Courthouse lawn in Sycamore, Illinois. The two-day show features the work of various artists and vendors. The "Art of Giving" raffle is held at this event each of two days.

Artist Booth Registration Is Now Open for the 48th Annual Northern Illinois Art Show!

Call to Artists

Artist Application

Northern Illinois Art Show

Our Mission

To encourage the practice and appreciation of the arts in all media and to provide art education opportunities for all citizens of the community. We are a nonprofit organization.

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About Us

KVAL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of the arts and promoting all art media. We were conceived by Virginia Lary in 1972 and were first named the Kishwaukee Valley Art League. While attending the February Town and Country Art Show, Mrs. Lary saw a need for a local art organization. She circulated a signup sheet, and the response was overwhelming. Membership soon numbered 80 artists and crafters. Since that time, KVAL has continued to function as a not-for-profit organization and acquired a 501(c)(3) status in April 2016.


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mail Membership Fees to:
KVAL NFP Membership
P.O. Box 523
Sycamore, IL 60178

We also accept membership fee payments at general meetings.

Service Area
DeKalb County and the Surrounding Areas



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Thank You to Our Patron Members Hy-Vee Food Store and Waste Management