Betsy Youngquist / BYArt

It’s a good time to catch up on paperwork for employees of state-run museums in Illinois. They’re closed to the public as the budget impasse continues, but employees are expected to show up for work. The mayor of Lockport is working behind the scenes to try to keep the Illinois State Museum art gallery in his town open. 

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A 67-million dollar hotel project in downtown Rockford is creating more than jobs for construction workers. Local artists will have a big hand in decorating the Amerock Building’s interior.

The Greenwich Village Art Fair

Sep 5, 2014

WNIJ and the Rockford Art Museum invite you to the Greenwich Village Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14, at the Riverfront Museum Park in Rockford.

Held rain or shine, the Greenwich Village Art Fair is the oldest continuous outdoor fine arts fair in the midwest and features130 juried fine-artists, family-friendly activities, food, refreshments and regional live music. Visit our Events page to find out more.

Jenna Dooley

Graffiti artists often lurk in the dark of night, and work under a cloak of anonymity. They hold their spray cans confidently as they wait to tag their next target, be it an unassuming wall or an abandoned building.   Graffiti also shows up in pop culture and prestigious art galleries. Is it art or anti-social behavior?