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Artworks at the Wright Gallery

Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art

Red Poppy Joy, pastel painting by member Clarese Ornstein 

What's in the Gallery now?

2023 Members Exhibition

Jan. 20 to Feb. 16, 2023
Reception: Friday, Jan. 20, 5-7:30 p.m.

A diverse group show of all fine art media by gallery members. Funds from gallery memberships support the endowment of the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art.

Contact Us


  • 19351 W. Washington Street,
    Grayslake, IL 60030
  • Communication Arts Division
  • Phone: (847) 543-2040

Gallery Hours

  • Monday to Thursday
    8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Hours vary during college breaks

About the Gallery

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is a major cultural resource for artists and Lake County residents alike. Established by the College of Lake County Foundation in 1981, the mission of the gallery is to promote understanding and the appreciation of the arts within the College of Lake County campuses and in the surrounding communities through exhibitions that contribute to education and cultural enrichment while engaging the college community in learning opportunities and supporting cultural and artistic diversity.

Exhibitions

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art presents multiple exhibits throughout the year, three of which feature Lake County artists. The fall season features Recent Works, a juried competition for area artists with cash awards and purchase prizes. January offers a group exhibit open to all Artist Members of the gallery. The CLC Student Art Competition in the spring provides a venue for college art students to professionally display and possibly sell their works. Other exhibits throughout the year include critically acclaimed artists whose diverse expressions create the opportunity to broaden and perhaps even challenge the community at large.

Membership

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is funded in part through Friends of the Gallery memberships. A $30 membership is valid for one year. Donations beyond your $30 membership are welcome and are tax deductible.

Membership Benefits

  • Invitation to exhibit in our Members Exhibition
  • Discount on Recent Works Entry
  • Invitations to Opening Night Gallery Receptions

Membership Registration

To become a member, you can register online or download the Friends of the Gallery Membership form (PDF), and mail this along with your payment to:

  • Wright Gallery Membership
  • College of Lake County
  • 19351 West Washington Street
  • Grayslake, IL 60030

Upcoming Exhibitions

Collection

The permanent collection of the college numbers over 800 works from not only significant Illinois artists, but also nationally and internationally recognized artists. The collection reflects a diverse range in media and style and is displayed throughout the Grayslake, Lakeshore and Southlake Campuses. Large, outdoor sculptures grace the grounds of the Grayslake campus.



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