The Warrenville Arts Council is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501-C3 organization that is dedicated to public arts programming. Our mission is to promote the awareness and appreciation of the arts in Warrenville and beyond. Our objectives include a variety of benefits to the community such as enhancing the quality of life and expanding economic activity.
The Council sponsors a variety of events encompassing both visual and performing arts that draw upon talent from the community, surrounding areas, and throughout the Midwest. It also works towards enhancing communication among various arts organizations in the area.
The council hosted their inaugural event in November of 2009 called Art Works. The one-day show was held at the impressive IBEW building on Bella Vista Parkway in Warrenville, and welcomed over 400 visitors who enjoyed a day of exceptional offerings by 70 visual and performing artists.
Partial funding was received through a grant from the City of Warrenville in February 2010 for a season of ten events from May 2010 through April 2011 and charity sports betting competition. The first season included a repeat of Art Works, Jim Guter's Big Band, a ceramics class at ClaySpace, and a 7-part Recital Series. A second grant was awarded from the City for fiscal year 2012 (May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012), for five events that include a photo contest called Picture This, a performance by Two For Brazil, a Writer’s Workshop, the Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, and the Waubonsie Community College Steel Drum band. Read our Progress Reports for 2009 and 2010 for more information, or view our first season's Calendar.