Fine Arts Commission
The Fine Arts Commission promotes interest in cultural and arts activities in the Village. Some of the responsibilities of the Commission include promoting the work of private organizations and individual volunteers within the Village who are active in the fine arts, and encouraging the cooperation of public and private agencies, as well as the general public, in supporting cultural enrichment within the Village. See more information about the Arts in Skokie.
Second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m.
View the Village meetings calendar
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and minutes are available prior to the meetings and are posted on the Village website. Minutes are available following approval.
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Pamela Garbarini, Chairman
Fine Arts Commission Vacancies: 5
Fine Arts Commission Grants
The Skokie Fine Arts Commission is provided grant monies from the Village of Skokie funds to encourage, support and promote the arts in Skokie. Skokie organizations and public and private schools are invited to apply and a select number are chosen each year to receive funds to subsidize arts programming in the Village and thus improve the lives of its students and residents.
Learn more about the award process and how to apply.
Students' Outstanding Artist Recognition (SOAR)
The Skokie Fine Arts Commission also sponsors the Students' Outstanding Artist Recognition (SOAR) annual student art show during the month of March, in honor of Youth Arts Month. From 1990 to 2020, the event was held at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. After a hiatus in 2021, the 2022 SOAR exhibition moved to its new home at Oakton Community College.
Skokie Through the Lens
The Skokie Fine Arts Commission initiated the Skokie Through the Lens (STL) community photography exhibit in 2014, with enthusiastic response from Skokie residents each year since.
Resources for Schools and Arts Organizations
The goals of the Fine Arts Commission include informing the community about the activities of organizations whose efforts advance arts and culture in Skokie.
- Illinois Arts Alliance
Arts Alliance Illinois is a voice for the arts and arts education in Illinois. Through advocacy, research and collaboration, the Illinois Arts Alliance helps give voice to a creative state.
- Illinois Arts Council
The Illinois Arts Council provides links to pages with information on grants, program deadlines, meetings, an art fair directory and arts council publications throughout Illinois.