From the President
Welcome to the Lombard Arts Coalition web site. A great place for artists and art lovers to visit. If you are looking for art to view, we can help you find it. If you are an artist wanting to mingle with other artists or wanting to exhibit your work, we can help you with that, too. Learn a new skill through us, like jewelry-making, painting on silk, or linoleum printing.
If you are interested in promoting the arts in our community, join us and together we can work toward that end. So much can be accomplished when we work together. Let's get busy!
Join Us - The Benefits of Membership
Join the Lombard Arts Coalition. The benefits are many! Here are just a few of the perks:
To joining this tremendous organization just click on the "Join" tab at the top of this page for a membership application. Enrich your life, enrich your community. Join The Arts Coalition! Download a membership form.
- Your Arts Coalition Membership helps to support the arts in the community, including local art displays and events, and art scholarship awards.
- Member artists are eligible to have their own one/two-person art exhibit in the National University of Health Sciences Art Gallery.
- A quarterly newsletter goes out to all members throughout the year. Members may use that newsletter to promote their accomplishments and arts events.
- Free art demos following monthly board meetings.
- Members qualify to have their own page on this web site, which may include two images and a biography.
- Invitation to participate in two LAC Member Art Shows as well as any other Member Art Displays or Events that may occur throughout the year.
- The Mission of the Lombard Arts Coalition is to promote the arts in our community for cultural enrichment.
The National University of Health Sciences Art Gallery
The Lombard Arts Coalition is proud to be the selected custodian of the National University of Health Sciences Art Gallery. This wonderful display of artwork is located in the University's Health Clinic and is open to the public during the clinic's regular business hours - Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is absolutely FREE!
Every two months a new exhibit is installed, featuring the talent of one or two of LAC's member artists. There is also an annual "LAC Member Fine Art Show" every February/March and an annual "LAC Open Fine Art Show" every October/November. More information about how artists can be considered for this event can be found below.
The National University of Health Sciences Art Gallery is located at 200 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard - the northwest corner of Roosevelt and Highland Avenues. The art gallery is inside the Clinic, which is the east-most building on the NUHS Campus. Click on the this NUHS Art Gallery link for more information about the artists currently being featured.
Who Will Be Featured in the NUHS Gallery This Year?
Below are the artists who will exhibiting in the gallery this year. Please visit often to see the wide range of styles and media in their artwork.
||Annual LAC Member Show
||To Be Announced
||Featured Artist -- To Be Announced
||Members-Only -- Theme: To Be Announced
||Annual "Open" Show
||Members-Only -- Christmas Party
The NUHS Clinic Cafeteria and NUHS gallery is located inside the National University of Health Sciences Clinic Building B, 200 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard - the northwest corner of Roosevelt and Highland Avenues.
Our Annual "LAC Open Fine Art Show" at the NUHS Art
Every year during the months of October and November, LAC features an "open" fine art show in the National University of Health Sciences Art Gallery. Artists from all over the Chicagoland area have been featured in this exhibit. If you are a visual artist and wish to receive an information packet and application for this show, please e-mail us or download the packet here. Packets generally go out in early August. This is a juried show.
Illinois Arts Week Event - 2013 Show
Oct 2013 at Helen Plum Library. Theme is "Luck".
Join us at our board meetings! Lombard Arts Coalition meets the first Monday of every other month from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Below is the schedule of upcoming meetings (all are Mondays):
All meetings will take place in the National University of Health Sciences Clinic Cafeteria. The NUHS Clinic Cafeteria and NUHS Art Gallery are located inside the National University of Health Sciences Clinic Building B, 200 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard, at the intersection of Roosevelt & Highland Avenues.
- Monday, February 4th
- Monday, April 1st
- Monday, June 3rd
- Monday, August 5th
- Monday, October 7th
- Monday, December TBA
The Arts Coalition enjoys presenting demonstrations and workshops relative to the arts. Some subjects we have delved into include: Altered Books, Fused Glass Earrings, "Wrinkled Paper Art", Airbrush Art, Monotypes, Ukrainian Easter Eggs, and Painting Silk. We need to ask, though, is there something out there that you are interested in learning or getting information on? Call us and let us know. Also, anyone interested in demonstrating a skill or with new ideas should call LAC at (331) 645-3992. We're always looking for new ideas.
Join Us For Open Studio
On Tuesdays from 1 to 3 P.M., local artists gather at Open Studio. Why don't you join them? It's FREE! Everyone brings their own supplies and works on their own special project. Open Studio takes place in the Art Room at the Lombard Park District Sunset Knoll Recreation Center, located at 820 S. Finley Road in Lombard. Open Studio runs in Fall, Winter, and Spring. Registration is required. Call the Lombard Park District at (630) 620-7322 for the current schedule and to register or check them out online at www.lombardparks.com.