The Arts of Starved Rock Country OmniHonors Celebration showcases the Arts community

“I’ve decided I’m never going to retire,” said Burton, who was the lead artist on the women’s suffrage sculpture, a 15-foot, three-panel mosaic tower along the Rock River in Rockford. “I absolutely love what I do.” Burton, who specializes in large-scale sculptures and mosaics, said she’s completed 15 works of public art in Starved Rock […]

Public Art Competition For Problem Gambling Awareness

The Illinois Department of Human Services is looking for artwork (in all media) that shines a light on the journey from darkness to hope for people with addiction, specifically gambling. The Illinois Department of Human Services is looking for artwork (in all media) that shines a light on the journey from darkness to hope for […]

Congratulations to the recent recipients of The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund Grants

The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund, in partnership with the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, recently made over $13,000 in grants to nine local organizations for 2024 Spring and Summer projects. Recipients include: §  $3,000 to the Illinois Valley Orchestral Association (Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra) for stipends to musicians […]