Welcome to the Rockford Area Arts Council!
Celebrating Over 30 Years of Supporting the Arts.
Our mission is to support, promote, & develop access to the arts in the Rockford Region.
Support the Arts Council by becoming a member today!
A City Poet Laureate is an honorary position; Poets Laureate promote literacy and literature among residents of all ages.
ArtScene is a regional, biannual, gallery walk hosted at over 30 locations throughout Winnebago County.
Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.
The Arts Council facilitates access to the arts for children, adults, and seniors, stretching economic and social barriers through our support.
Find various artists in the greater Rockford are right here. Artists are searchable by a variety of categories.
About the RAAC
The Rockford Area Arts Council supports, promotes, and develops access to the arts for everyone!
Art stretches across economic and social barriers, and, through member support, the Arts Council facilitates access to the arts for children, adults, and seniors. We achieve this goal by granting money to artists and arts organizations that oversee programs to under-served communities; supporting arts education and programming; developing collaborative relationships with the City of Rockford, the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Transform Rockford, and regional school districts; overseeing events that showcase local talent; and advocating for the arts at the local, state, and federal level.
Become a Member
Join today or contribute to support the arts! Your gift supports artists, promotes arts and cultural organizations and develops the awareness of the importance of the arts for everyone.
Help make our vision a reality!
Help make our vision a reality! Join today or contribute to support the arts!
Your gift supports the artists, promotes arts, and cultural organizations and develops the awareness of the importance of the arts for everyone.
Today at Shumway – October 2022
Dear Arts Enthusiasts, What a gorgeous month in the Rockford Region. I don’t think the landscape of Rockford has ever looked so good in early October as it does this year! I’ve been biking to work on a new e-bike, trying to walk-the-walk a bit. It has been a glorious experience that would make a...
Explore Dreams And Nightmares In This Art Show That ‘Brings The Audience Through A Journey’
An imaginative new outdoor art production invites viewers to explore the world of dreams and nightmares through a multimedia experience that can be stunning, flashy and, at times, trippy. Somnium: The Book of Dreams and Nightmares” is a public art exhibit made in collaboration with local and...
Today at Shumway – September 2022
Update from the Executive Director Today at Shumway September 2022 Update from the Executive Director Dear Arts Council Members and Community Partners, Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans...days are getting shorter, work wheels keep turning, kids are back in school, summer...