ART ORGANIZATIONS

Art Organizations involved with SAMBA (Southland Arts, Municipalities, and Business Alliance) include:

 

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Center for the Performing Arts at Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
708-235-2222
www.centertickets.net


Amade Chamber Camarata
Amadechamber.org


Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College
Named for its generous donors, Bob and Marty Christopher, the Christopher Art Gallery is located on the main campus of Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. The gallery hosts six to eight shows per year, featuring local, regional and national artists, as well as student works. Gallery Director, Beth Shadur, recommends programming and often acts as curator for shows.
https://prairiestate.edu/christopher-art-gallery/



Crete Creative Gallery & School is a not-for-profit space designed and dedicated to showcase artists both near and far. Culture and the arts should be available to everyone. Talent is not reserved for big cities, neither is a love, an interest or a passion for the arts.

Crete Creative Gallery & School
1390 Main Street
Crete, IL 60417
https://www.cretecreative.com


Flossmoor Sculpture Garden


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Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theatre has presented the performance arts since the opening of Park Forest’s cultural arts center in 1976. The Nathan Manilow Theatre, which has the capacity for 287 patrons, has presented a multitude of events in all genres. For over three decades, the variety of entertainment has Nathan Manilow Theatre included Tom Dreesen, C.J. Chenier, The National Theatre of the Deaf, The Chicago City Ballet, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, Tom Chapin, Corky Siegel, George Winston, The Second City Touring Company, John Houseman, Peter Mayer, Vincent Price and many other top-billings.

Freedom Hall
410 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
708.747.0580
https://freedomhall.org


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Grande Prairie Choral Arts is a not-for-profit organization in the Chicago Southland dedicated to providing excellent choral music and to promoting and furthering vocal and choral music education. Performance groups include the Grande Prairie Singers, an auditioned mixed choir for singers over the age of sixteen. The organization also maintains various ensembles available for outreach in the community.

Grand Prairie Choral Arts
266 Somonauk
Park Forest, IL 60466
708.481.8684
http://grandeprairiechoral.org


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Now entering its 40th season, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is the largest performing arts organization in Chicago’s Southland providing professional orchestral music of beauty and excellence to the region. The IPO’s repertoire ranges from Baroque and Classical masterpieces to world premieres and modern favorites.

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
377 Artists Walk
Park Forest, IL 60466
708.481.7774
http://ipomusic.org



Charles Lotton, with his sons Daniel & David and our studio artist Scott Bayless, create hand blown, one of a kind works of glass art. They create beautiful hand blown vases, bowls, sculptures, paperweights, perfume bottles, lamps, pendant lighting as well as chandeliers. The business began in 1970 when Charles began teaching himself the art of glassblowing in his backyard. The chemistry of Charles’ glass is unique to Lotton Glass. Lotton Art Glass is one of the very few studios in the world to start with elements of the earth like sand, soda ash, lime, borax, zinc and metals resulting in some of the most breathtaking colors that you will ever see.

Lotton Art Glass Gallery & Studio
24760 S County Line
Crete, IL 60417
708-672-1400
www.lottonartglass.com


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The Midwest Motet Society
P.O. Box 706
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 206-0380
marie@midwestmotet.org
Marie Grass Amenta, Founder and Music Director
Intimate Settings, Inspired Singing

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University


Salon Artists Gallery

We are a Co-operative made up of Artists from all over the South Suburbs of Chicago,  Chicago and beyond. We have been in existence for about 24 years. The Gallery is set up in the European style of the “Salon”; that is the art is hung from floor to ceiling rather than a single long line. We have photographers, painters, sculptors as well as computer artists, jewelers and potters.

Salon Artists Gallery
294 Main Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
www.salonartistsgallery.com 


Southland Jazz Ensemble at Prairie State College


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The South Holland Master Chorale was the proud recipient of the 2010 South Suburban Small Business Association Summit Award for Creative Arts. Our 100+ South Holland Master Chorale members have a long history as one of the premiere singing ensembles of the Chicago Southland. Known for many years throughout the Chicago South Suburban and Northwest Indiana region as the South Suburban Chorale, the South Holland Master Chorale still provides the area with the finest in choral literature performance.

South Holland Master Chorale
16226 Wausau Avenue
South Holland, IL 60473
708.210.2913
http://southhollandmasterchorale.org


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S.P.A.A. Theater


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Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

For over 50 years, Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra has brought meaningful, quality musical experiences to its members. We welcome students at any level – from absolute beginner to advanced – to improve their skills and hone their musicianship through participation in ensembles designed to let them learn, rehearse, and perform with their peers. There are three major concerts every season plus other performance and educational opportunities throughout the year. Financial aid and scholarships are available to qualified students.

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra
PO Box 662
Flossmoor, IL 60422
708-406-5826

suburbanyouthsymphony.org

thesyso@gmail.com


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Tall Grass Arts Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote public education and appreciation of the arts; to encourage artists; and to support high quality art.

The Association operates an exhibition gallery scheduling seven exhibits a year and a gift shop showcasing works made by its juried artists.  Tall Grass also operates a school for both children and adults and hosts a juried Art Fair in September in DownTown Park Forest.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm.

Tall Grass Arts Association
367 Artists Walk
Park Forest, IL 60466
708-748-3377
tallgrass367@sbcglobal.net
https://www.tallgrassarts.org/


“Bringing Broadway to the South Suburbs since 1931”

The Drama Group
330 W. 202nd Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
708-755-3444
dramagroup.org


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Union Street Gallery
1527 Otto Blvd. Chicago Heights Il. 60411.
708-754-2601

http://www.unionstreetgallery.org/


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Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University