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Center for the Performing Arts at Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484

Amade Chamber Camarata

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.

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  – Arbor House
Crete, IL 60417

Down in the Southland is devoted to fostering the development of lifelong education, social and life skills, among individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the southern suburbs of Chicago.  We inspire community acceptance by providing educational support and programs which will help our children increase their future skills.  We impress upon society that people with Down syndrome are positive influences and are important, productive members of society.  

Down in the Southland
P.O. Box 831
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Flossmoor Sculpture Garden

World-class works of art are installed in the village square, along charming residential streets and in the Village’s award-winning Flossmoor Garden and Sculpture Park, which was designed by noted Chicago landscape architect Peter Lindsay Schaudt.

The Flossmoor Sculpture Gardens program was established in 1998 through private donations and an Illinois FIRST grant. Since that time, the Flossmoor Village Board and the Flossmoor Public Art Commission have maintained their vision of making Flossmoor home to a rotating exhibit of monumental sculpture in garden settings.

Frankfort Arts Association
Frankfort Arts Association is dedicated to enhancing the community through creation, education, promotion and appreciation of the arts.  FAA is working to provide a creative place within the community where artists can easily gather together for enrichment, exploration and inspiration.


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


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

The Homewood Arts Council is dedicated to supporting and showcasing our community’s already deep passion for the visual, literary, musical and performing arts.  Collaborating with others, we are working to establish a performing arts center in Homewood, as well as several exhibition and gallery spaces throughout town.  In addition, we will build a network of artists, creating connections to cultivate, educate and celebrate our community of culture. W e are committed to bringing people together for powerful shared experiences and to enriching and inspiring artists and audiences of all ages.

Homewood ARTS Council
2023 Ridge Road
Homewood, IL  60430


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

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


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

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, affectionately called “theNate” is a collection of 29 master works of large-scale sculpture situated within 100 acres of prairie landscape. This “museum-in-the-prairie” is open for public viewing 365 days a year and is free of charge. The Park provides programs for adults and children that integrate art and nature. Although it is located on the campus of Governors State University, it was founded and is maintained through grants and donations from businesses and individuals.

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484

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 

Southland Jazz Ensemble at Prairie State College


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



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


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

“Bringing Broadway to the South Suburbs since 1931”

The Drama Group
330 W. 202nd Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411


Union Street Gallery
1527 Otto Blvd. Chicago Heights Il. 60411.


Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University

The GSU Visual Arts Gallery is committed to creating an excellent, intellectually stimulating, and visually compelling experience for our visitors through dynamic exhibitions of established, emerging, and student artists’ work.

Jeff Stevenson
Director & Curator, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park and Visual Arts Gallery
Governors State University
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484