The ARC – 1222 E. State St., Beadware Mondays 1-4 p.m.; Open Studio Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-4 p.m.
The Art Box – 308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 815-758-0313.
Artists’ Ensemble Theatre – Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-394-5004.
ArtSpace West Gallery – 1426 N. Main St. Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Info: 815-963-1894.
Beloit Fine Arts Incubator – 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis. Gallery hours: Mon.,10 a.m.-2 p.m. ; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat.,10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 608-322-4250. For further information please visit BeloitFineArtsIncubator.com or call the gallery at 608-313-9083.
Beloit College – Logan Museum of Anthropology, Shaw Gallery, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 608-363-2828.
Belvidere Performing Arts Center – 1500 E. Ave., Belvidere. Tickets available at Tickets.thestudiorockford.com or 815-332-2205.
Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Info: 815-312-3000 or bctmagic.com.
Cadillac Palace Theatre – 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. BroadwayInChicago.com.
The Castle – The Castle Performing Arts Center at 501 Prospect St. is Beloit’s newest home for the arts. For information visit thecastlebeloit.com or call 608-346-3114.
Coronado Performing Arts Center – 314 N. Main St. 815-968-5222 or coronadopac.org.
DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries – 1021 State St., DeKalb. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Info: 815-758-1351.
Ingrid Dohm Studio Gallery – 839 N. Perryville Road. Appointments/Info: 815-519-6492.
Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI. (800) 477-9505
Freeport Art Museum – 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Info: 815-235-9755.
Gallery C – 900 Jackson St., Suite 113, Dubuque, Iowa.
The Gallery At JustGoods – 201 Seventh St. Info: 815-965-8903.
Grace Performing Arts Center – Festival 56 productions are performed at this location, 316 South Main Street, Princeton. 815-879-5656, ext. 11, festival56.com
Charlotte Hackin Art Studio & Gallery – 6278 Brynwood Drive, Rockford. Info: 815-639-1318.
Janesville-UW Rock County Theatre – Kirk Denmark Theatre, University of Wisconsin-Rock County, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis. . Info: 608-758-6565.
Kortman Gallery – 107 N. Main St. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 815-968-0123.
Kouture Canvas – 213 N. Third St., Rockford. Owners provide materials for you to create your own guided painting or DIY type craft. No two paintings alike. Also, free drinks, age-appropriate. Event dates and times on website at kouturecanvas.com under calendar tab.
Main Street Players of Boone County – Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere. mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com.
Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 608-325-5700.
NIU Art Museum – Northern Illinois University, Altgeld, 116, DeKalb.
David C. Olson Photography Studio – 7801 E. State St., inside Clock Tower Resort. Wildlife and nature imagery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Free. Info: 815-873-1777.
Pec Playhouse Theatre – 314 Main St., Pecatonica fo: 815-239-1210 or pecplayhouse.org.
Rockford Art Museum – 711 N. Main St.. For more information visit rockfordartmuseum.org.
Rockford Dance Company – Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Info: 815-815-963-3341 or 815-968-0595.
Rockford University Art Gallery – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St. Info: 815-226-4105.
Rockford University Performing Arts Department and Maddox & CheekTheatres – 5050 E. State St. For information call 815.226.4100 or visit rockford.edu/artslectures/performingartsseason.
Scheffler Art & Gallery – Rooney Building, 107 Elm St., Franklin Grove. Hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 815-973-0942.
Stage Coach Theater – 126 S. 5th St., DeKalb. Tickets and information at stagecoachers.com or 815-758-1940.
State of the Art – 218 E. State St. Open Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. “First Friday” events until 8 p.m. Info: 815-979-1944.
317 Studio and Gallery- 317 Market St. Stop by for Open Studio Thursday and Friday nights from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday afternoon from 12-5 p.m. Or go to our calendar on our website to sign up for a variety of classes including Loaded Brush Night! Our gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 12-2 p.m., also open during evening hours, check calendar for times or call. 317studiogallery.com or 815-315-7000
Timber Lake Playhouse – 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Info: 815-244-2035. timberlakeplayhouse.org.
University of Wisconsin-Rock County – Theodore Robinson Gallery, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis.
Vino van Gogh – Paint drink & be merry at area restaurants. We’ll show you how to create a work of art in just a few hours – we make it easy and fun. New events published monthly and sign up for coupons at VinoGogh.com.
Without Shoes Modern Dance Company – Maddox Theatre, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St.
Womanspace – 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Info: 815-877-0118.
Woodstock Opera House – 121 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Info: 815-338-5300.
Woodstock Weavers Guild – Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 N. Johnson, Woodstock. Info: 815-399-1630.
Wright Museum of Art – Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, Wis. Free. Info: 608-363-2095.
Deconstructing the American Landscape – Exhibition remains on view through Jan. 29 at Rockford Art Museum, inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St. Related education programs held throughout the exhibition include Coffee with the Curator on Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. Organized by Rockford Art Museum and curated by RAM Curator Carrie Johnson, this exhibition and its related educational programming are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and by the Armer Ahlstrand Charitable Foundation. RAM education programs are supported in part by Women’s Art Board.
The Santaland Diaries – Festival 56’s production of David Sedaris’s holiday classic The Santaland Diaries runs from December 9–18 at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. December 16 and 17 and at 2 p.m. on December 18. The show is included in all 2016 season ticket packages. To purchase tickets or to reserve seating, call 815-879-5656, visit www.festival56.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the theater one hour before performances. Tickets are $29, $26 (seniors 65+), and $14 for students. 2017 ticket packages and gift certificates are also available for purchase.
Talley’s Folly – In the midst of holiday chaos, set aside 97 minutes to sit by a river on a moonlit summer night in Talley’s Folly. Artists’ Ensemble presents this Pulitzer Prize-winning romance December 2-18 in the Cheek Theater at Rockford University. It is 1944 and Matt Friedman has traveled from St. Louis to rural Lebanon, Missouri in pursuit of Sally Talley. He has written to her every day for a year but she remains full of doubts about a future with him. He’s older, he’s Jewish, he’s an immigrant from Eastern Europe, he wears a beard, her family (except for Aunt Lottie) hates him. Matt is prepared to sweep all those objections aside when Sally reluctantly meets him at the old abandoned boat house on her family’s farm. This is Matt’s final chance to win her over. Talley’s Folly will perform in the intimate Cheek Theatre at Rockford University December 2-18. Performances are on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 4 and 8, and Sundays at 2 o’clock. Thursday tickets are $19. All other performances are $30, $28 for seniors, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at www.artistsensemble.org or through the box office at 815-394-5004. This production is recommended for middle school age and up.
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