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KVAL NFP Kishwaukee Valley Art League


48th Annual Northern Illinois Art Show!

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" art raffle is held at this event each of two days.

Shows, Fairs, and Events

"Art of Giving"

KVAL is committed to supporting the arts in the community. At the December meeting, the group recognizes exceptional students from Sycamore High School, DeKalb High School and Kishwaukee College. In addition art supplies are collected and donated to local charities to provide art opportunities for children from all socio-economic backgrounds.  Funds raised at the Northern Illinois Art Show raffle is used to fund this philanthropy program. 

Holiday Arts & Crafts Market

Holiday Arts and Crafts Market

 Held locally in November, the Holiday Arts and Crafts Market features unique, handmade arts and crafts crated by KVAL members and local artists.

Art Show

Member Art Shows

KVAL members have opportunities to exhibit their artwork at various shows throughout the year. Exhibit venues include the DeKalb and Sycamore Public Libraries, the Northern Illinois Art Show, the Holiday Arts and Crafts Market, local art fairs, and the Next Picture Show Gallery in Dixon, Illinois.

Stay up-to-date with monthly board meetings. Check out our 2019 Calendar for our meeting schedule.

Ellwood Summer Festival

Held on the first Sunday in August. This wonderful art experience with music, plein air painters, children's art activities, and KVAL member art for sale in the Visitor's Center. Food and drink are available for purchase.
All on the beautiful Ellwood House grounds.

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