More than 40 years ago, the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust was created by local philanthropist M. Blouke Carus and his family. Blouke's vision was to have a central trust fund to support the arts throughout our entire region, then called the Illinois Valley. Grants were made and efforts were focused on continuous fund development to make certain that the arts were always supported by the Trust. After nearly 35 years, the Trust was renamed the OmniArts Trust, a 501(c)3 with the same mission. At the end of 2018, the Trustees of the OmniArts Trust voted to disband OmniArts, and gifted the financial assets to The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, to create The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund.

The Fund was established to provide a non-competitive, neutral hub to engage and connect local artists and arts organizations, cultural organizations, sponsors, patrons, and venues; to provide competitive grant opportunities to arts organizations, museums, schools, libraries and cultural organizations throughout LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam and Grundy counties located in north central Illinois; and to offer online resources and educational opportunities to our arts community. We are strongly focused on collaboration and partnership throughout our region. Our mission is to bring the art community, traditionally operating in rural “silos”, together under a first-ever, neutral, regional organization. We are committed to assisting our local artists, arts agencies and cultural organizations deliver the highest quality, broad in scope, educational, and interactive arts opportunities to our very rural, and often underserved, populations.

Mar 31 2020

Improv Class

Presented by The Exibit Fine Arts Center & Gallery at The Exibit Fine Arts Center & Gallery

Starting March 31 through June 16. Two opportunities for performing on June 5 and June 11. Held most Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-8 pm. Ages 15... More Info
Mar 01 2020

Sunday Swing

Presented by Talk of The Town Swing Band at Fox Valley Older Adult Services DBA Fox Valley Community Services

Swing into Spring with The Talk Of The Town! Join us and dance for 2 hours Sunday Mar 1, 2020 It’s great fun! Don’t miss it!
Feb 28 2020

Zentangle for Teens

Presented by The Exibit Fine Arts Center & Gallery at The Exibit Fine Arts Center & Gallery

Come learn how to take your doodling to new heights. Zentangle class is only $10, and you can learn how to use your drawing skills to their fullest... More Info