The Boone County Arts Council was established in 1987 by the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce and func-tions as an all volunteer organization. Its office is inside the Baltic Mill, Belvidere Park, 920 W Lincoln Ave, Bel-videre.
The mission of the Boone County Arts Council is to en-hance the quality of life for people throughout Boone County by promoting the endowment, development, and enjoyment of the arts.
BCAC has developed and participated in many programs designed to enrich the life of Boone County residents including Sunday Concerts in the Park, a children’s thea-ter workshop, county-wide student art shows, special art experiences for fifth-grade students, sponsored trips to cultural events, funded the purchase of sculptures and published a sculpture survey, sponsored both the creation and restoration of several murals, and worked in close partnership with various county organizations and businesses.
On Friday, September 7, 2018 join the Boone County Arts County to celebrate the 111th year of Frank Lloyd Wright. We will dedicate the FLW Pettit Chapel Mural that was created during the June 2018 Heritage Days Festival in Belvidere. There will be shuttles to Belvidere Cemetary to visit the Pettit Chapel from the Boone County History Museum from 4- 6 PM. The Gala event will take place at the History Museum from 4 - 9 PM. Please call 815-988-5568 for reservations and information.
Fifth Grade Arts Festival
All Fifth grade students in Belvidere will spend a full school day from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM at the Community Building with a variety of artists. They will be emerged in learning about their art forms. The artforms include photography, dance, recycled art, theater, history of American music, and school music opportunities.
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Maria Werchowec-Hernandez, President
Sherry Lindquist, Vice President
Karen Shifo, Treasurer
Bonnie Bartell, Membership