Boone County Arts Council | est.1987

The Boone County Arts Council was established in 1987 by the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce and functions as an all-volunteer 501-c3 organization.  The BCAC office is inside the Historic Baltic Mill at 920 W. Lincoln Avenue, Belvidere.

The mission of the Boone County Arts Council is to enhance the quality of life for people throughout Boone County by promoting the endowment, development, and enjoyment of the Arts.

The BCAC has developed and sponsored many programs designed to enrich the life of Boone County residents including the Summer Concerts in the Park, the county-wide Student Art Show, the Fifth Grade Arts Festival, Paint on State, and the Downtown Mural Project. The BCAC has also published a booklet on public art in Boone County as well as a pamphlet on the murals.  We work in close partnership with numerous organizations in our community.

You can find out more in ‘A Guide to Public Art in Boone County‘.

2024 Concerts in the Park
Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm. Free to the public.
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket.
Rains Site: Community Building at 111 W. First Street, Belvidere
except June 29, July 14, and July 21

Art Mural
Visit the new mural at 424 South State Street that was completed in 2023 to celebrate the Boone County Fair. Nearby is the newly repainted Belvidere Seed Company Mural at 426 South State Street.

Art Voyage App
Download the new app to your phone and take a trip around to view all the public art locations.  You also will be able to see the art sorted by what is nearest to your location.  When you visit a sculpture or mural, you can “unlock” the art and you will see animated confetti that will mark the location as visited.  Go to www.artvoyage.app

Welcome to Belvidere and the City of Murals

Click below to view the video

Board Members

Heidi Thacker, President
Maria Werchowec-Hernandez, Past-President
Lauren Hart, Vice President
Jean Twyning, Secretary
Karen Shifo, Treasurer
Brittany Bender
Chris Gardner
Debbie Carlson
Gary Simon
Gary Thacker
Jeni Landsee
Jeremy Schultz
Joanna Dowling
Karrie Pace
Lauren Hart
Lexie Gruber
Michael Hart
Troy Yunk