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Are you interested in the world of art?  Have you been looking for a great way to experience the arts in the Kankakee community?  Look no further than the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery!  Named one of the top 10 tourist destinations by the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the gallery's mission is to develop and promote an awareness of  the arts in the Kankakee River Valley. 

Benefits of Membership
As a member of the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, you, your family and your guests will receive a variety of privileges, including:

  • One artist's entry to the Annual Member Invitational Exhibit - a way to exhibit your original artwork!
  • Your choice of workshops, classes and special events all at a member discount.
  • Free subscription to the gallery's quarterly newsletter.
  • Much, much more!

Cost of Membership
It's the goal of the gallery to increase awareness of the arts and make the arts easily accessible to as many people as possible, which is why we offer a variety of membership opportunities, including:

  • Individual Membership: $45/year
  • Family Membership: $110/year (for 3 or more people) or make it a two year membership for just $150!
  • Senior/Student Membership: $35/year (Senior: Individuals over 55; Student: currently enrolled in school)
  • Presence Health associates: $35/year: enjoy all the benefits of an individual membership
  • Many more membership opportunities are outlined in the brochure - download it today!

Ways to Join
Becoming a member is easy!

  • Call us at 815.939.4506, and we will mail your statement to you.
  • Fax your application to 815.939.4761, and we will send your statement to you.
  • Visit us in person at the gallery - we are located at the address below, on the campus of Presence Heritage Village.
  • Download the brochure and send in your completed application to the gallery:

Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery 
901 N. Entrance Avenue
Kankakee, IL 60901

Support the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery. Five options to choose from to fit any budget.


2015 Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Frame Collectors Circle 
Includes full-page advertisement in program, name recognition at each event and on the Web site, banner displayed at each event, name on donor board, special invitation to preview each show and the opportunity to meet the juror. 

  • Charlton Family Charitable Foundation
  • Illinois Arts Council
  • WKCC

Gold Frame Collectors Circle
Includes full one-half page advertisement in program brochure, name recognition at each event and on the Web site, special invitation to preview each show and the opportunity to meet the juror. 

Silver Frame Collectors Circle
Includes quarter-page ad in program brochure, recognition at each event and on the Web site and the opportunity to meet the juror.  

  • Richard and Gloria Foster
  • Kiwanis Club of Kankakee
  • Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bronze Frame Collectors Circle
Includes name recognition in program and on the Web site and the opportunity to meet the juror.

  • Glade Plumbing
  • Groskretuz, Schmidt, Abraham, Eshleman & Gerretse
  • Mary and Richard Weeks

Premium Collectors Circle
Includes name recognition in program brochure and on the Web site.

  • Art Start Studio
  • The Ditrick family
  • FCA
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Process Electric
  • Simms Engineering
  • Ed Glazar, Attorney at Law
  • Peggy Lecour
  • Piggush Simoneau, Inc.
  • Precision Piping
  • Sally Scott
  • Xtreme Promotional Products
  • Jeannine Young

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