woodlawn academy logo

Summer Art Exhibit

Woodlawn Arts Academy proudly presents our Summer Art Exhibit featuring three exhibits through Family Diversity Projects. The exhibit is free and open to the public through Wednesday, August 7th during Woodlawn Arts Academy’s regular business hours: Monday-Thursday from 9am-8pm and Fridays from 9am-5pm.


Authentic Selves: Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary People and Their Families – This exhibit explores the many aspects of gender identity and variance by sharing these important, ground-breaking stories. By encouraging people of all ages to affirm and appreciate diversity, this  exhibit contributes to the process of dismantling the destructive power of prejudice and intolerance. Designed to prevent bullying and increase empathy, Authentic Selves aims to help make the world safer for all people. Exhibit hosted by PFLAG Sauk Valley.


Nothing to Hide: Mental Illness in the Family – This photo-text exhibit presents families whose lives are affected by schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, and other brain disorders. These compelling accounts demonstrate strength, courage, integrity and accomplishment in the face of adversity and stigma. Exhibit hosted by NAMI Sauk Area.


Building Bridges: Portraits of Immigrants and Refugees – Building Bridges includes photographs 

and interviews with people who have come to the United States as immigrants or refugees from all over the world. The exhibit seeks to challenge damaging myths and stereotypes about immigrants and refugees as a way to prevent bullying and hatred towards this marginalized group of people. Exhibit hosted by the YWCA of the Sauk Valley.


Family Diversity Projects is a non-profit organization devoted to helping eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, disabilities, religion and mental illness. The organization tells the stories of real people presented in award-winning traveling photo-text exhibits.


May 20 2024 - Aug 07 2024


9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hourly Schedule


9am - 8pm
Exhibit open for viewing


9am - 5pm
Exhibit open for viewing


Woodlawn Arts Academy
3807 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, IL

The event is ongoing.

Skip to content