Arts In Pontiac

Center for Regional Art & Artists

Pontiac is proud to be a center for regional art and artists. Among the many and varied plastic and performing art-related offerings you will find in Pontiac are:

Dongbai International Airbrush Art School
  • Website
  • Opened in May of 2012, this art instruction facility features the talents of Tang Dongbai, an internationally famous airbrush artist from Beijing, China. 
  • Courses are available at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level.
Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center
  • Website
  • 319 N. Plum Street
  • Flexible space - perfect for performing artists.  Available as a meeting space.
  • Full lighting and sound system
  • Catering Available.

International Walldog Mural and Sign Art Exhibit

  • 110 W Howard Street
  • Pontiac, IL 61764
    Inside the Pontiac Museum Complex - Closed November - March.
  • Displays dedicated to the history and craft of outdoor sign and mural painting.

Museum of the Gilding Arts

  • Website
  • 217 North Mill Street
  • The art and craft of using precious metal leaf in design and decor.  Exhibits include the Swift Collection.
  • Open Daily

Pontiac Art Cars

  • Website
  • Seasonal Display - May through September
  • Located around the sidewalks of downtown Pontiac
  • Each designed by a local artist or art group
  • Great photo opportunities and kids love them too!

Pontiac Community Art Center

  • Website
  • 209 West Madison Street
  • A combined gallery, studio, and retail outlet for the creative works of local artists.  Works include paintings, sculpture, textiles, wood, and drawings.  
  • Open Daily
Pontiac Dancenter
  • 321 North Plum Street
  • A wide variety of dance styles are taught at the Pontiac Dancenter.  The dancers are frequently part of the musical shows produced by the Vermillion Players.  
Pontiac Municipal Band
The Pontiac Municipal Band has a long history of providing musical entertainment for the entire city. The band offers free Friday night concerts at Humiston-Riverside Park in the new band shell during the summer months. Bring your own lawn chair. 

Seasons of Life Statues - Dargan Park

  • Website
  • 210 Fountain Street
  • Three 25' tall statues made of iron.  Each depicting a stage of life.  

Vermillion Players

  • Website
    Chautauqua Park (Spring, Summer, and Fall only)
  • The performing arts are well represented in Pontiac by our own amateur theater group. The Players present live dramas, musicals, and children’s plays each year in the historic Chautauqua Pavilion located in Chautauqua Park. 
  • During winter months, the Players offer dinner theater shows at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center.