Imagine life without art…

Art enriches the quality of life for everyone. From toddlers experimenting with finger paints to senior citizens learning to use the potter’s wheel, The Art Center brings the arts to life through hundreds of classes, monthly exhibitions, special educational events and outreach programs every year. The Art Center is proud to partner with area schools, surrounding communities, and other organizations to offer scholarships and outreach programs that help extend the benefits and reach of the arts. TAC offers over 200 scholarships per year to local students, adults and senior citizens. TAC also offers summer internships to High School and College students in the area each summer. With your support, we can continue to offer the highest quality arts education for children, teens and adults in Highland Park and the surrounding communities.  

Honor Your Favorite TAC Teacher

We all have our favorite TAC faculty member; the one who has inspired us, who opened our eyes to wonders of the art world, or maybe they introduced us to a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, and photographs and constantly asked us to "Look. See. And Think" at each piece.
This year at TAC, honor your favorite faculty member for the holidays with a donation in their name. Each donation will help TAC provide new studio materials and supplies to our thriving artists and classroom studios. Please download and either mail the completed for to TAC, 1957 Sheridan Rd Highland Park, IL 60035, or email it to
Honored TAC faculty members will be listed in the 2017 Spring catalog with selected quotes*
*We'll select two of our favorite messages and share on social media and list the quote in our 2017 Spring catalog.
Click here to download the form.

Art Start Scholarship Program

Art Start insures that students who have an interest and who can benefit from an art education are able to participate in TAC classes despite any financial need. Area schools also identify types of classes students may need for portfolio development. School teachers and social service organizations identify and refer students who can benefit. Seniors, adults, and children can apply and take advantage of this program.

Make Art Count

Make Art Count (MAC) is a partnership between The Art Center and local community centers, including Nuestro Centro in Highwood, IL. The Art Center sponsors weekly art classes as part of a greater outreach effort to surrounding areas.

Joyeria Instruction Programs

The Art Center recognizes that for many individuals, attending professional art classes is a financial challenge. In our community of Highland Park, The Art Center works collaboratively to build and sustain art programs for Latina women in Joyeria y Textiles. At two, year-round, classes in jewelry and textiles, participants develop their traditional craft skills, and begin the process of learning to market their handcrafted artwork in the marketplace. This program is partially funded by the Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission in partnership with the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Class ID #: donation

Pricing: $100.00$10,000.00
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