Illinois Art Station Site Plan Drawings

IAS Facility Coming Soon!

We are hard at work on our new permanent facility, located at 101 E. Vernon Ave in Normal. Read the full story here

IAS Grand Opening! August 27 and September 4, 2021

Join us for art making, food, and fun as we welcome everyone to Illinois Art Station! Find out more about our opening events here.

MASQUERADE

Our spring smARTs Lab and Arts in Action artists explored the history and cultural connections of masking while reflecting on the current COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the virtual exhibition here.

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Transformation Through Art - Illinois Art Station strengthens children and youth and our communities through art experiences
Illinois Art Station youth painting outdoor mural

Powerful Learning
Through Hands-On Art Experiences

IAS is committed to providing children, youth, and their families – from all neighborhoods and backgrounds – with transformative learning through hands-on experiences in the visual arts.

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Bringing Art to You

IAS makes art highly accessible to families, educators, and community organizations.

Educators

Illinois Art Station Educators

Learn how IAS can support your efforts in and out of the classroom:

  • Lesson Plans
  • Field Trip Registration
  • Professional Workshops

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Families

Illinois Art Station Families

Visit IAS and enjoy many programs for children, youth, and teens:

  • Itsy Programs
  • AA3: Art After 3
  • Creation Stations

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Community

Illinois Art Station Community Involvement

Partner with IAS to bring dynamic art programs to your organization:

  • Community Events & Festivals
  • Sponsored Programs
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ART’s Astounding Impact

When children and youth engage with art they gain confidence, self-awareness, and knowledge of the world around them.

Problem Solving • Collaboration • Empathy

Art experiences provide opportunities for children and youth to develop crucial social, emotional, and cognitive skills, including collaboration, imaginative problem solving, and many other abilities. Discover the power of art and IAS.

Our Impact »

Illinois Art Station community art experiences for children and youth

The arts empower… give a voice to the voiceless… (and) help transform communities… the result can be a better child, a better town, a better nation and certainly a better world.

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