The Boone County Arts Council was established in 1987 by the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce and func-tions as an all volunteer organization. Its office is inside the Baltic Mill, Belvidere Park, 920 W Lincoln Ave, Bel-videre.

The mission of the Boone County Arts Council is to en-hance the quality of life for people throughout Boone County by promoting the endowment, development, and enjoyment of the arts.

BCAC has developed and participated in many programs designed to enrich the life of Boone County residents including Sunday Concerts in the Park, a children’s thea-ter workshop, county-wide student art shows, special art experiences for fifth-grade students, sponsored trips to cultural events, funded the purchase of sculptures and published a sculpture survey, sponsored both the creation and restoration of several murals, and worked in close partnership with various county organizations and businesses.

You can find out more in 'A Guide to Public Art in Boone County'.

Boone County Arts Announcement:

On Saturday, June 23rd, as part of the city of Belvidere’s Heritage Days festivities, the BCAC will be holding our annual Paint on State community art event from 9 AM until 1:00 PM. For $5.00 you will be assigned a 4’ x 4’ square on State Street in Belvidere. You will receive a bag containing all of your painting supplies. Join hundreds of people from our community as together we transform State Street into a colorful patchwork of art! Renowned artist Anat Ronan will be joining us for Paint on State for the second year in a row.

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On Friday, June 22 through Sunday June 24 join us to watch a new mural being created! The Boone County Arts Council has commissioned Anat Ronan to design and paint a mural celebrating the Frank Lloyd Wright Petit Chapel that is located in Belvidere Cemetery. It is the only freestanding chapel that he designed. It will be painted at 319 S. State Street which is the same location of the Jeanne Gang mural that was also created by Anat. This mural project is also part of the 2018 Belvidere Heritage Days celebration. If you would like to contribute to this project, please click the DONATE button on this website.

2018 Concert in the Park Schedule
Bring a chair or blanket for these free concerts. Click here for schedule
2018 County Student Art Show
The Boone County Arts Council invites the community to the All-County Student Art Show at Belvidere North High School, 9393 Beloit Road in Belvidere from April 30 to May 4, 2018.  A reception honoring the selected students and their artwork will be held on April 30 from 3-5 PM at the school's atrium entrance.

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Board Members

Sherry Lindquist, President
Maria Werchowec-Hernandez, Vice President
Jean Twyning, Secretary
Karen Shifo, Treasurer
Bonnie Bartell, Membership
Jay Allen
Gary Simon
Gary Tate
Jan July
Troy Yunk
Tamara Burnett
Sheri Casey
Jerome Jones
Lauren Hart
Michael Hart
Jeni LoDolce
Dan Holmes
Mike LaScola
Laura Frazier
Joann Dowling
The programs of the Boone County Arts Council are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency | © Copyright Boone County Arts 2018 | All Rights Reserved.