Arts Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 1st Thursday of each month
  • Village Hall
    1225 Cedar Lane
    Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Meeting schedule and location subject to change. Upcoming meetings can be found at the bottom of this page.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. All agendas are also posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act.
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  • Bruce Bondy (Chairman)
    Term expires: April 2022
  • Allen Alvarez
    Term expires: April 2023
  • Jerry Block
    Term expires: April 2022
  • Ernie Halperin
    Term expires: April 2023
  • Chris Laughlin
    Term expires: April 2022
  • Karen Mahoney
    Term expires: April 2022
  • Sharon Moyer
    Term expires: April 2024
  • Marsha Schwartz
    Term expires: April 2024

  • Joei Shavitz
    Term expires: April 2024
  • Chris Sheban
    Term expires: April 2022
  • Bonnie Siegel
    Term expires: April 2022
  • Rob Sills       
    Term expires: April 2023
  • Kittie Yohe  
    Term expires: April 2023
  • Library Representative - Madison Carroll/Alternate
    Term expires: April 2022
  • Park District Representative - Katie Kotloski/Alternate
    Term expires: April 2024
  • Kylie Cerk, Staff Liaison
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The Arts Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees to encourage the development and enjoyment of the arts in Northbrook. The arts are to include the exhibition of works of art, the conducting of programs of music and the performing arts, exhibition of historical objects, presentation of dramatic productions and other exhibitions, and performances enhancing the cultural and intellectual level of the Village. View Northbrook Arts Commission.

Commission Events and Programs

Artist Workshops

The Northbrook Arts Commission is proud to present the Watercolor In-The Studio Workshop by award-winning artist Spencer Meagher. This two-day workshop will take place Saturday, June 25, 2022 and Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 9am-4pm. See the image below for more information and to register (click to download application). 

2022 Spencer Meagher June Workshop

Artist Studio Tour 

Every fall, Northbrook artists open their home studios for tours. The entire community is invited to view these creative spaces and get a personal look at our local art scene. 

Annual Plein Air Painting Festival

Up to 50 Midwest landscape painters bring their talents to Northbrook as they create unique pieces inspired by our beautiful community. The artists complete all of the work outdoors "plein air"  in Northbrook and prizes are awarded by a jury. This festival culminates in a daylong art show at Village Green Park featuring live music, a “quick paint” event, painting demonstrations, and a chance to purchase original art painted in Northbrook. Co-sponsored by the Northbrook Park District.

Northbrook Originals Art Show

On view in April/May at the Northbrook Public Library. Opening reception featuring refreshments and art tours. Every year, Northbrook Artists are invited to submit original artwork for this community exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Northbrook Library.

Artist In Residence

Artwork by Northbrook Artists on view at the Northbrook Library during various showings throughout the year. The artwork is displayed on all three floors throughout the Library. 

Village Gallery at Northbrook Village Hall

Visit the bi-monthly exhibit featuring artwork by local artists in the Northbrook Village Hall Boardroom.