Arts & Theater Calendar


Arts & Theater

Ongoing Attractions

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. “Disegni Della Figura”, an exhibition of figure drawings by professor emeritus, Dr. Louis Mustari, from Northern Illinois University School of Art – Art History, and local artist, will be on display April 1-29. 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.

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.

Beloit Fine Arts Incubator – 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.  Hours: Mon., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  “People, Place and Things” show.  Info: 608-313-9083.

Belvidere Performing Arts Center – 1500 E. Ave., Belvidere. Tickets available at or 815-332-2205.

Byron Civic Theatre – 850 N. Colfax, Byron. Now playing: “Noises Off”.  Info: 815-312-3000 or

Cadillac Palace Theatre — 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago.

Cholke Photography & Fine Art Gallery – 2211 E. State St. Fri., 7:30-10 p.m.; Sat., 4:30-10 p.m.; Sun., 2-5 p.m. Free. Info: 815-226-9398.

Coronado Performing Arts Center – 314 N. Main St. 815-968-5222 or

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.

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.

Charlotte Hackin Art Studio & Gallery – 6278 Brynwood Drive, Rockford. Info: 815-639-1318.

DeKalb Area Women’s Center Galleries – 1021 State St., DeKalb. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info: 815-758-1351.

Freeport Art Museum — 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Aspiring Artist exhibition from March 24 – April 18. Info: 815-235-9755.

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 under calendar tab.

Main Street Players of Boone County — Community Building Complex, 111 W. First St., Belvidere.

Monroe Arts Center – 1315 11th St., Monroe, Wis. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Featuring Regional Arts Competition and Exhibit from April 17 through June 5 in Wesley Hall.  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

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.

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.

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 & Gallery – 317 Market St. Every Friday, see “Artists at Work” from 4-9 p.m.

Timber Lake Playhouse – 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll. Info: 815-244-2035.

University of Wisconsin-Rock County – Theodore Robinson Gallery, Wells Cultural Center, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, Wis.

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.

Ongoing Exhibits

Rockford Art Museum’s 74th Young Artist Show: Youth Division – Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Included with regular RAM admission through May 17. Students and teachers admitted free.

Registration Needed

Call For Artists: Greenwich Village Art Fair – Artists are needed for the 2015 Freenwich Village Art Fair, coming Sept. 19-20. To apply: Info: 815-972-2870 or

Learn how to take dazzling photographs –  Six week class where local photographer Steve Bogdonas will help teach how to take top quality photographs with your camera. The class is designed for beginner to intermediate photographers and will cover camera basics, classic light, color and design concepts. The class will meet Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon starting May 16 at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, WI. The cost of the class is $100. To register call 608-313-9083. Class size is limited so early registration is advised.

Friday, May 1

Flip Side Cinema presents the film “Chef” – Riverside Museum Park, Doors open at 7 p.m., film starts at 7:30 p.m. $5

Nature/Nurture: A Family of Artists – Art works by Paul Pinzarrone, Rebecca Downing Pelley and Ellie Pinzarrone. JR Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St. Gallery open until 6 p.m., gallery bar open late.

State of the Art Gallery – Two year anniversary party. New art by Roni Golan, Jeremy Klonicki & Carmen Turner. Live painting performance to music by Eddie B. Jazz. 218 E. State St. Music starts at 8 p.m. gallery is open until 9 p.m. Free admission with donations welcome.

Rockford Urban Ministries’ Used Art Sale – Semi-annual art sale, proceeds fund social justice programs of RUM.   Music by Katie Dahl, Emily White & Emily Hurd. 201 7th St. 7 p.m. Free with donations welcome.

Monday, May 4

“Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2015” – Recorded live from the 7/19/89 Alpine Valley show, this exclusive cinema event captures the peak of the band’s energy and chemistry on stage and features favorites including Sugaree and Terrapin Station. Showplace 16, 8301 E. State St. 7 p.m.