Palatine/Inverness Arts Council

About Us

In January of 2002 the Palatine/Inverness Arts Council (PIAC) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation and is eligible for matching funds from corporations. All donations and membership dues the council receives are fully tax deductible as charitable contributions.

Palatine/Inverness Arts Council
P.O.Box 1541, Palatine, Illinois 60078
Phone (847) 963-6451

PIAC is committed to the cultural, educational and economic growth of the members of our communities through support and encouragement of performing and visual arts and artists . We hope to provide educational and financial support for the students of District 15 and District 211. We consider the arts as an integral part of life-long learning and work to provide the accessibility of public arts activities to all people. PIAC believes in the preservation of our cultural heritage and a responsible stewardship of community resources. We believe in the power of the arts as a stimulant to our local economic environment. With our advocacy for the arts, we hope to encourage the highest aspirations in all art endeavors.


  • PAGEANT OF PEACE ORNAMENTS PIAC sponsored the State of Illinois Christmas Tree on the on the Ellipse in Washington D.C.
  • CLEARBROOK CAFÉ EXHIBITS We have local artists exhibit at Clearbrook Café , 1835 W. Central in Arlington Heights.
  • FIRST SATURDAY EVENTS On the first Saturday of every month PIAC will host an open house from 2:00-4:30pm.
  • YOUTH ART CALENDAR : An annual contest for K-12 students to design a community art calendar that was mailed to all residents in Palatine & Inverness. This is to be an annual event.
  • POETRY SLAM : held on the last Monday of the month at Durty Nellie's . Adam Babcock, a senior from Fremd High School, organized and coordinates presentation of local poets reading their own works. A point system judging takes place at the end of each elimination round until one poet is left standing.
  • NORTHEAST SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES CENTER ART CLASSES: We have acquired seed money to establish a bilingual arts program to be held on a weekly basis for young people in the northeast section of Palatine.
  • ESTABLISH A PERMANENT GALLERY : The Palatine Inverness Arts Council has been scouring the area for A Permanent Gallery and Cultural Arts Facility. We are currently looking for space, preferably in the downtown area, for showcasing artists and holding workshops with an area for artisans to meet and be mentored by more experienced artisans in the community and artists at large. We desire space where we can provide educational programs for the community as well as performance and rehearsal space.
  • GRANTS: As we grow we hope to provide financial assistance to our aspiring artisans and local theatre groups such as Spinning Tales Collective, Music on Stage, and the Wood Street Theatre.


  • Barbara Black - President
  • Kathy Callahan - Vice President
  • Jeffrey Kreye - Treasurer
  • Susan Minott - Secretary
  • Rita L. Mullins - Development (ex-offcio)
  • Barbara Kerlin - Past President, Calendar Committee Chair, Liaison to the Patten House Project
  • Marg Duer
  • Nancy Robinson - Literary Arts
  • Tamara Kist - Performing Arts
  • Marlene Wood - Visual Arts
  • Liz Noe - Fund Raising & Publicity
  • Betty Flamm - Political Liaison
  • Connie Rawa - Schools Liaison
  • Pamela Olander - Patten House Project Task Force

Open positions - Grant chairperson. For more information about the Palatine Inverness Arts Council please call 847-963-6451


Board meetings are on second Wednesdays 7:00 pm at the Palatine Village Hall, unless otherwise noted.

  • January 10, 2007, 6 - 8pm, at Clearbrook Café on Central Road (near New Wilke Rd.)
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14

Palatine/Inverness Arts Council
P.O.Box 1541, Palatine, Illinois 60078
Phone (847) 963-6451

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