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Rockford Spring Community Concert—Sunday April 28

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with performances from Rockford's extremely talented community musicians! Our Community Band, Community Orchestra, Community Choir and Community Children's Choir will fill the Rockford High School auditorium with warmth and sunshine. Admission is FREE! Save the date - … [Read more...]

RHS Jazz Band Presents “Spring Swing” April 26

The outstanding RHS Jazz Band is presenting Spring Swing, a night of jazz music and swing dancing, on Friday April 26 from 7—9PM in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Rockford High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Get them at the door. For an additional $5, show up at 6:15 and … [Read more...]

Call for Artists—2013 Art in the Park

Registration is now open for the 2013 Rockford Arts in the Park, to be held Saturday September 7 in Garden Club Park in Rockford. Space is limited to 34 exhibitors. Register soon for the best booth selection and before June 7 to avoid late fees. Download an application or visit the Art in the Park … [Read more...]

Rockford “Voices of Hope” Choir presents World Premiere at ArtPrize


Congratulations to composer Kayle Clements, conductor Renee Vande Wege and the Rockford "Voices of Hope" Choir for a moving world premiere performance of "Two Roads" at St. Cecelia's Royce Auditorium as part of ArtPrize this afternoon. Listen to the official performance recording: ARTPRIZE … [Read more...]

Rockford Community Choir performs at ArtPrize Saturday September 22

Some of the members of the Rockford ArtPrize choir rehearse under the direction of Renee Vande Wege. The group will be performing a song composed by Kayle Clements, which is the actual ArtPrize entry. Vande Wege is trying to have a 90-member choir perform the song at the ArtPrize performance on September 22.

The Rockford Community "Voices of Hope" choir will perform "Two Roads," a four-part a capella piece commissioned by the Rockford Area Arts Commission and created by local composer, Kayle Clements. The performance will be held at the St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium on Saturday September 22, … [Read more...]

The votes are in!

BEST IN SHOW: Stacy Niedzwiecki—Epic Coffee House

The Rockford Area Arts Commission would like to thank everyone for their participation in ArtCapsule/Taste of Rockford this year! It was an awfully hot day, but still, hundreds came out for a great day of art and food in Rockford. We've tallied the votes and are proud to announce this years … [Read more...]