The Arts Commission assists the Mayor and Board of Trustees by developing and implementing projects that enhance the artistic and cultural aesthetics of the Village of Bolingbrook. Our projects provide opportunities for artists and arts organizations to be seen, heard and enjoyed by the public. Ultimately we want to create a culture in Bolingbrook that embraces and financially supports working artists and artist groups.
Bolingbrook Arts Council
We are proud to have sponsored many events
“World Of Wine” Tasting
Featuring 80 Wines And Excellent Musicians
The Mural “Bolingbrook: A Place To Grow”
Commissioned by the BAC and Located in the Town Center Tunnel
Art In The Park
Community Art And Photography Contest
Black History Month Programs:
The Muntu African Dancers & Their Junior Troup;
Glenette Tilley Turner and her program on her award winning underground railroad books - signing free books for families
Kids Theater Work Shop
Passport To Arts Around The World
Side Walk Street Art
Become a Friend of the Arts Council today!
Friends enjoy email notification for upcoming events, get first chance to purchase tickets or register for events and other insider benefits. Your involvement makes a powerful statement that arts and culture are vital to making Bolingbrook a better place to live, work, and play.
We are excited to offer a number of events this year that celebrate and support the arts.
Black History (Feb 13)
We had a very successful event. We were able to give away nearly 75 books on African American History and provided funding to have Ayodele Drum and Dance company perform as a showcase.
Kids Theater Workshop (June 6 - 17)
This two week intensive workshop provides students, grade 6 -12, an introduction to various aspects of a theatrical production. Primarily designed for those with little or no previous theater experience, this workshop will explore the fundamentals of stage performance through active participation with theater professionals. Topics covered will include auditioning, vocal techniques, improvisational skills, choreography, cast etiquette, costumes, make-up, stage craft and stage tech. Classes will be held at the Fountaindale Library. The session will conclude with a student run showcase performance on the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center stage Friday, June 17 at 4:30 pm.
The Bolingbrook Arts Council is providing funding for this experience, but enrollment is limited. Selection will be based upon the student's response to the question: "Why is attending the Theater Arts Workshop important to you?" included on the application link, and if necessary, a brief interview will be granted. Those accepted will be notified by May 1.
Village Picnic (June 26)
This year the Arts Council will be providing Bird Houses. The Bird Houses will be available at Village Hall at no cost for participating businesses. The bird houses will be decorated by the not for profit originations of the Village of Bolingbrook and auctioned off at the village picnic. This year there will also be a Mayor's choice award! All of the bird houses will be on display and a silent bidding will occur during the picnic. The winners of each birdhouse will be contacted and should pick up their birdhouse at the end of the picnic. If they cannot, the village hall will hold them one week.
Street Art Chalk Festival and Contest (June and July)
The arts council this year once again will be putting on Street Art at the Fountaindale Library. The dates and times are as follows:
- Saturday, June 11 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, June 18 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, June 25 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, July 9 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Saturday, July 16 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Register for your space now! Call Donna Homner at 630.759.5610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine Tasting at Taste of Bolingbrook (July 23)
The Arts Council is excited to present "The Art of Wine" at the Taste of Bolingbrook.
We are partnering with 2 amazing fine artists, Cliff Harman and Krystyna Kozyuk, to celebrate the intersection of wine and art. You can purchase a tasting ticket and savor samples from a wide variety of vendors. Krystyna and Cliff will be painting en plein air for enertainment and education. Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind piece celebrating the beauty of wine.
Krystyna has recently spent her time exploring different traditions and cultures. From the vibrant colored powders thrown during India’s Holi festival to the rich pigments seen in Native American headdresses; she creates pieces that offer an abstract approach to these and other wondrous occurrences in our world.
Visit her at kozyukgallery.com/
Cliff is a Chicago based artist, painter and creator. He worked a corporate career for 16 years before realizing his true calling. In his short art career he has won awards, including a congressional award presented by the US House of Representatives and have had work displayed in the White House. He has worked in many areas of the art field such as Commercial work and design, concept artist for film, and private commission artist. He has works in the collections of notable personalities such as Cal Ripken Jr. and Quincy Jones.
Visit him on facebook.
Art Awareness (Month of October)
Phyllis Erickson, Chair
Hilary Rosenthal, Vice Chair