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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.

Drop-In Experiences

Illinois Art Station Families

Stop by IAS for fun and engaging art making opportunities!

  • Creation Stations
  • Open Itsy
  • Open Studio

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Our Programs

Illinois Art Station Community Involvement

IAS offers dynamic arts programming for children, youth, and teens.

  • Early Childhood Programs
  • After school Art Exploration
  • And more! 



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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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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