Local opportunities for creation and appreciation

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Rick Decorie: Time Lost

May 6 - June 19, 2021

Crete Creative Gallery and School
1304 Main Street
Crete, IL 60417

Thu - Fri 10am-Noon

Sat 10am - 2pm

"I see beauty, an untold story, in what I photograph. The old barns, trucks, and other items I photograph are rusting and decaying away. I preserve them through my work. Their stories can only be imagined. The old pick-up truck in the field may have brought produce to market. The forgotten barn could have housed farm animals that produced food for the family long gone."

- Rick Decorie

Telephone: (708) 414-0714


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VVAC Art Show & Sale
A Feast for the Eyes

Saturday, June 12, 2021

10AM - 3PM

A Feast for the Eyes exhibit

June 1 - June 26, 2021

Vogt Visual Arts Center

17420 67th Ct, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477

Get more information on Facebook at

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Other Than

June 19 - July 24, 2021

Tall Grass Gallery

367 Artists Walk
Park Forest, IL 60466

(708) 748-3377

Tuesday - Saturday

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Media and Processes: Nikkole Huss, Laura Lein-Svencner,
Jennifer Meyer, Colin Walsh, Don Widmer.

Works in collage, mixed media, ceiling-hung installation, encaustic, digital paintings, paper pulp paintings, handmade books, free-standing sculpture.

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My Best Friend

June 25 - August 7, 2021

Crete Creative Gallery and School
1304 Main Street
Crete, IL 60417

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 pm or by appointment.

Crete Creative Gallery and School will celebrate our love of dogs in a very special group show of paintings, photographs, and needlework.

Telephone: (708) 414-0714


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FAA Projects

Enhancing Our Community

Frankfort Cub Scouts

Gallery Tours

Cub Scouts Complete "Stories in Shapes" Elective

Cub Scouts were hosted at the FAA Gallery for a tour and hands-on art project.

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Christkindl Craft 

Creative Children's Activity

FAA Gallery hosted a children's craft table during the Christkindl Celebration hosted by the Frankfort Historic Business Alliance and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.

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Classroom Artist Presentation

Students Learn About Famous Artists

FAA President, Lisa Podlesak, gave a presentation with hands-on art activities to an Advanced ELA class at Chelsea Intermediate School. The students were working on a famous artist biography unit, and Lisa was happy to contribute to their learning.


Walking Art Exhibit

Frankfort Fall Festival Parade

FAA participated in the parade to promote our mission and upcoming events. Famous works for art were portrayed.

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Art on Display

FAA was happy to donate funds to support the Frankfort Public Library District's art wall. Local artists work with the library to exhibit fine art for the public to enjoy.

For information about exhibiting art at the library, contact Melissa Rice at

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Little Free Libraries

Public Art for Readers

Four Little Free Libraries will soon be installed in the Frankfort area. This project is a partnership with Friends of the Frankfort Library, Frankfort Park District, and Frankfort Square Park District. Four newspaper boxes were donated by Chicago Tribune, and Home Depot donated the use of a truck for transportation. FAA artists painted the boxes as community works of art.

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Grand Prairie Elementary School

A Map Renewed

In April 2018, FAA members repainted the U.S. map in the courtyard at Grand Prairie Elementary School.