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.

Dixon Hosts National Watercolor Exhibit

The Next Picture Show is one of just five venues to host an impressive collection of paintings shared by some of the world’s most respected artists. Explore a few of the sights at this latest exhibit.

Nooks & Crannies, Spring Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Smart Living Weekly – April 9, 2014

  Spring Art Scene in Rockford Right in Our Region: More than 200 local artists will display their work in 37 venues throughout Rockford this weekend, during Spring 2014 Art…
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Nooks & Crannies, Winter Edition

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area.

Beloit Film Fest Bigger and Better Than Ever

Now in its ninth year, BIFF is welcoming new events, more venues and an even longer celebration of everything film. Discover what’s coming up this year, and find some of the unique showings you can visit.

Building Community at The Next Picture Show

If you’ve always admired tightly knit communities where people come together to encourage one another, be sure to stop in at The Next Picture Show in Dixon, Ill. Learn how this nonprofit has evolved into a gathering place like no other.

Artists’ Ensemble Theater Kicks Off 10th Season

What began as a theater experiment has become, a decade later, a Rockford treasure. Discover how this creative group of performers is engaging the entire community in its art.

Rockford Art Museum Turns 100

From its first piece to its 1700 pieces in the collection today, much of the museum’s collection is currently on display. Jon McGinty leads a quick tour through the past century, and shows how local artists will celebrate