Our Amazing Performing Arts Venues

The performing arts venues in our region are beyond impressive. With elaborate architecture and outstanding local performers, we’re lucky to have these entertainment havens so close to home.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

Smart Living Weekly – April 6, 2016

  14th Annual Spring ArtScene April 15 & 16 Right in Our Region: A vibrant art scene is a hallmark of a healthy city; it improves quality of life for…
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Music Academy in Rockford Celebrates 30 Years

Young musicians age preschool to adult attend the Music Academy in Rockford, traveling here from a 90-mile radius. Discover how this program helps students achieve their greatest musical and personal potential.

Events @ a Glance: Arts & Entertainment Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this season in our many arts venues.

Smart Living Weekly – September 9, 2015

  Greenwich Village Art Fair Right in Our Region: When the expansive parking lot at Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., turns into an art village for the annual…
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Smart Living Weekly – September 2, 2015

  67th Grand Detour Arts Festival Right in Our Region: Dixon’s growing arts scene is sure to enhance the experience of this year’s Grand Detour Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept….
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Smart Living Weekly – April 29, 2015

  Downtown Rockford’s First Fridays Right in Our Region: Dining, shopping, culture, entertainment, art – downtown Rockford has it all. And First Fridays, held on – you guessed it –…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 15, 2015

  ‘Unforgettable Art’ is a Night to Remember Right in Our Region: When memory fades and life becomes more difficult for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and their families, the Alzheimer’s…
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Galena Studio Tour Offers Glimpse of 5 Artists

Now there’s one more reason to visit Galena: a weekend tour that takes you behind the scenes of some of our area’s vibrant artistic talent.