Freeport’s Dr. Roger Goodspeed: Transforming Music into Abstract Art

After he retired in 1996, Dr. Roger Goodspeed became a full-fledged artist. Meet the man whose abstract work has been garnering local attention over the past five years.

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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Smart Living Weekly – January 13, 2016

  Zac Matthews Band: Country’s Rising Star Right in Our Region: The Zac Matthews Band (ZMB) is turning heads in country music. The locally based group is comprised of singer/guitarist…
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Rowland Salley’s All About the Bass

He may be a musical success who’s toured with Chris Isaak, Rowland Salley has never forgotten about his hometown of Belvidere.

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 – 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.

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.

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

Karen Vaughn Harding’s Fresh-Picked Art

La Paloma Gardens have had a big influence on this Rockford-area artist, who’s known for her vibrant, colorful floral paintings. Find out how she stumbled onto this creative outlet.