Our year-round exhibits are free of charge and open to the public during our normal business hours: 9am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-5pm Fridays. Our Juried Art Show features artwork from adults and students and runs from late August to early November. Winners are eligible for cash prizes. Our Winter and Summer Exhibits feature one or more artists, and exhibits vary from being a general focus to a specific exhibit. And each spring our walls are filled with artwork by area K-12 students and their teachers. The public is welcome to vote on their favorites for the first two weeks of this exhibit, and the winners are featured in the Academy’s Summer Arts Program Guide, which is mailed to 24,000 addresses in the Sauk Valley area. Select pieces from our exhibits are chosen by the Academy staff and Sterling Main Street to be featured on banners along the First Avenue Bridge between Sterling and Rock Falls.
Check this page for details on upcoming exhibits and information on how you can enter your artwork.