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Quincy Art Center has been carefully monitoring the rate of COVID-19 in Quincy and following the recommendations of the Adams County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
(IDPH). Based on the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in Quincy, the Art Center has decided to temporarily close and not be open to the public.
The Art Center has made the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff its top priority during this difficult time. Since March 2020, we have implemented all IDPH guidelines to meet this priority. Given the increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Quincy, we are closing in an effort to encourage people to stay at home at this critical time. We want to help to reduce the spike in cases and the resulting pressure on local health systems.
The Art Center is dedicated to fulfilling our mission during these challenging times. There are many Art Center programs still available to our community.
Our full-time staff members will continue to work from home. They can all be reached via email addresses listed here.
If you have any questions about classes, art kits, or educational programming, please email our Director of Education, Elizabeth Swick, at
To book a free private gallery tour of the Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase, please email Executive Director Jen Teter at or call 217-223-5900 and leave a voicemail.
Our hope is to reopen on January 2, 2021. We will actively monitor the data and to determine the next steps for a controlled reopening of our building as appropriate. This date is tentative and could change based on state and local recommendations. We will communicate our plans via email, website, and social media.

We appreciate your patience at this time as we continue to navigate this difficult storm. If you have any questions about the Art Center, please email our Administrative Assistant, Amanda Brown-DeClue at

Art Education: All classes this semester are being held at the Art Center or online over Zoom. Check out our Fall Classes and get registered today!

2020 Fall Classes

Current Exhibits

2020 Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase

Online and by free private appointment – please email Jen Teter at to book your appointment today.

now-Jan 6, 2021

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The 2020 Beaux Arts Ball will be broadcast on Saturday, December 19, at 6 PM on WGEM – Channel 10.1.

The event can be viewed live on WGEM Channel 10.1 or live on the WGEM Website

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As a member of the Quincy Art Center, you will receive premium benefits throughout the year including unlimited free admissions, discounts, and invitations to elite events.

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Want to Teach a Class?

Have you ever thought about giving back to your local community by expressing yourself through art? Do you have a special talent in painting, scultping, photography, sketching or even if you’re great at teaching crafts to kids? If so, we would love to get to know you and put your talent to good use! Click below to fill out a form and help us get to know your interests.

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