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. ...

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

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

While schools are cutting back their arts programs, this Sterling-based academy is revving up. Discover how this unique location fosters artists of every age, and why this creative outlet is so important for families. ...