Home of the Arts

Supporting the arts has always been our mission. We host exhibitions, performances, classes, art and gift markets, and many other cultural activities. Supporting the arts in the West Central Illinois region enriches us all. We aim to continue to provide opportunities for performance and visual artists to have a place to network with their peers, hone their craft, and provide a venue to inspire others. But we can’t do it alone. Please consider becoming a member and help us keep serving our region. Thanks!

Macomb Arts Center enhances our region – and beyond – by providing a hub for area artists to engage with one another and share their talents with the community at large.

Upcoming Events…

Kids Battle of the Brushes (K-BoB!)

This fun, fast-paint, friendly competition will take place 2:00-4:00pm, Sunday, October 27 at the MAC, 25 East Side Square in Macomb.

There is a $5 registration fee which includes a ticket to the event for the participant, as well as one adult ticket. Don’t let the fee keep you from participating, however–a generous donor has offered to help with registration fees for those who need it!

Application deadline is Monday, October 21.

Next Tractor Town Meeting

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30-8:30pm

Along with the City of Macomb, we invite you to be part of the launch and development of the “Tractor Town 20/20: Celebrating Our Rural Roots” initiative, spearheaded by artist Kelley Quinn. Input from a diverse cross-section of citizens (age, profession, interests, beliefs, etc.) is necessary and welcome for this community collaboration to succeed. The Tractor Town project will focus on increasing rural roadway safety, celebrating the rural roots of the region, and extending Macomb’s developing arts corridor.

The meeting will be facilitated by Gisele Hamm and Linda Lee Blaine as part of the MAPPING The Future program through the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. Light refreshments will be available. There is no fee to attend. To assist in planning for the meeting, please rsvp to contact@wciarts.org or phone 309-836-2782. (First meeting was held on October 23)

Facade Improvement on its way!!!

Call for volunteers

We are currently looking to expand our pool of gallery hosts. Gallery hosts greet visitors, sell artwork and record the number of visitors during open gallery hours. Generally the shifts are 2 to 3 hours. Hosts can bring a book, artwork, or homework to work on during their shift or clean or do projects for the Arts Center. We would love to have volunteers who can commit to volunteering regularly, but if you can only volunteer occasionally we would appreciate it! If you are interested, please send an email to contact@wciarts.org and we will add you to the volunteer list.

Here are the hours the gallery is currently open:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Noon – 3:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday & Thursday

Gazebo Art Festival 2019 (9/7/19)

Gazebo Art Festival Applications are up! Applications Accepted Until July 31, 2019.

Art Wind & Fire Festival, Macomb. September 6-8 2019

For Macomb, a service day!

In the News…

We received an Operation Round Up grant!!
This grant from the McDonough Power Cooperative is for youth programming we hope to start this fall!
Pictured from left to right, WCIAC Board Members Linda Lee Blaine, Ron Petrin, Nan Crossman, Brian Kinman and Mc Donough Power Cooperative Trustee, June Friend.

Tri States Public Radio had a report on the Macomb Arts Center

The Macomb City Council has approved a downtown  renovation grant to improve the Macomb Arts Center façade! Thank you!!!