Jul 02 Saturday
Cars and Coffee is held on the first Saturday of the month from April to October from 9am-noon. Cars & Coffee Rockford is held in RPS 205 Administrative building parking lot, across the street from Katie’s Cup at 502 Seventh Street, Rockford. There is no cost to participate or spectate. All makes and models are welcome to participate! We are pet friendly and bikes are welcome.
On May 7, 2022, Rockford Ice Hogs Hammy and is giving away a family pack of 4 tickets.
In 2021, the monthly car shows had over 1,300 cars and 3,000 people at the 7 car shows. People came as far away as Madison, Bloomington and the Chicago suburbs.
In 2022, the Rockford Police share a K9 group and the Fire Department brings their large trucks. The RPS205 parking lots have over 500 parking spots and there is over 100 off street parking around the parking lots. Joe Locke is the DJ and there are games and prizes. Katie’s Cup sells coffee and donuts.
The Rockford Art Museum hosts its feature exhibition ‘The Shape of Light: Contemporary Painting & Studio Glass’ through September 25. The show pairs paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection & studio glass on loan from Illinois artists and collectors; selections from the museum’s studio glass collection will also be on view.
The Next Picture Show (TNPS) presents the “About Art” exhibition, running from June 4 through July 16, 2022.
This exhibit focuses on the subjects of portraits–a sculpture, painting, photograph, or any other representation of a person, in which the human face is the main theme. This show features all forms of media in both 2D and 3D formats.
Experience the Arts in Action exhibit in-person.
The Arts in Action exhibit is a project developed by the DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House Museum to investigate Black and Latino history in DeKalb County through historical research and a collaboration with contemporary artists. Nine visual artists and five poets were selected for the initial project. Their work will be presented through the themes of fear, exclusion, community, and hope.
The exhibit runs from May 21 through July 2, 2022
The Ellwood House Visitor Center hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12:30 – 4:30pm
The exhibit is made possible by the generous support of the DeKalb County Mental Health Board, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Healing Illinois, Illinois Humanities, and Northern Illinois University
Learn the basics of classic hand drawn frame-by-frame animation and come home with your own flipbook! Drawing utensils and the flipbook themselves are provided, all you need to bring is yourself and an idea to animate.
Please register for this program, as space is limited. There will be room for three walk-ins. This program is intended for teens and adults.
For additional information or help with registration, please contact the Tech Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2851.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 5 pm EXHIBITION DATES: April 30 - July 30, 2022
The Freeport Art Museum is pleased to present multimedia abstractions of Chicago Artist, Cleveland Dean. Cleveland was also this year’s juror for the Freeport Art Museum’s 18th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition. His work is large, bold and created through the application of a wide variety of materials and techniques addressing personal and societal quandaries.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 5 pm, Awards at 6 pm
EXHIBITION DATES: April 30 - July 30, 2022
This annual competition expanded to add Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota to Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Representing much of the Midwest, the Regional Juried Exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to debut recently created work. Join us for the opening reception from 5-8 pm and the awards presentation at 6 pm. This year’s juror is Cleveland Dean of Chicago. A multi-disciplinary abstract artist, Dean’s broad interests are expressed through the diverse materials and techniques he uses in his work and the wide-ranging selections he curated for RJE18.
Jul 03 Sunday