The Rockford Area Arts Council supports, promotes, and develops the arts for everyone in our Northern Illinois region.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Rockford Area Arts Council whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Rockford Area Arts Council presents the 15th Annual Spring ArtScene! Admission is free and it’s a great opportunity to meet the artists and be inspired to buy!
 Visit for a list of venues!

Rockford New Play Festival
The West Side Show Room is excited to announce the 2017 Rockford New Play Festival. We are accepting submissions of new ten minute plays. For more information and festival rules visit


City Market Artist Registration