Performing & Visual Arts Opportunities

Be inspired, be inspiring

First, be inspired. Stroll through a new exhibit at the gallery. Be thrilled by a show at the performing arts center. Let the CLC Wind Ensemble blow you away with their brilliant musical interpretations.

Second, join in. Volunteer behind the art scenes or become part of it. Submit your work for exhibition. Audition for one of our music groups. That Wind Ensemble? It’s 45 members strong and includes musicians from all walks of life, including CLC students, local high school music teachers and community members. They all enjoy the camaraderie of playing music at a high level, whether it’s woodwind, brass or percussion instruments.


CLC has several ensemble instrumental and choral groups. Some groups have open membership. Other groups require an audition. Registration is required to participate in class, either for non-credit or credit. Learn more information about each group.


The Dance Department offers students and community members opportunities to participate in several dance productions each year. Learn choreography from professionals in the field and create your own. Auditions are open and take place in early fall and spring.


The Theatre department mounts several productions each year. Auditions are open to students and the community. Audition notices are posted on bulletin boards in the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.


Literary Arts

CLC annually publishes two literary magazines: Prairie Voices and Willow Review. Prairie Voices is a collection of student writing and art. Willow Review is a nonprofit journal featuring poems, short fiction and creative non-fiction. Find submission guidelines, prizes, readings and ways to subscribe.

Visual Arts

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County offers visual art experiences ranging from community group shows to contemporary artists pushing the limits of creativity. Reconnect with us by viewing or participating in our exuberant exhibitions. Receptions and exhibits are free and open to the community.