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The arts are thriving throughout Kankakee County offering visitors an almost endless selection of cultural opportunities. Take your pick from live theatrical productions that will make you laugh, cry and sing-along, discover the work of local artists at one of the many galleries, enjoy a musical performance by the unrivaled Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra or take an amazing tour of the stars at the Stickler Planetarium. Come get your culture on! Click the green tabs with the plus sign to add an item to your itinerary.

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Acting Out Theatre Co.
Acting Out Theatre Co. (Theaters)
200 N. Washington St.
Bradley, IL

815-644-0854
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This non-profit organization brings high quality outdoor theatrical summer stock productions that create lasting memories for the audience. Read More...
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Arts Center
Arts Center (Galleries)
Northfield Square Mall
Bourbonnais, IL

815-933-2787
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The Arts Center is a gallery and learning center where local artists exhibit and sell their work, teach classes in drawing, painting, jewelry making, interior design and many other mediums. Read More...
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Bennett-Curtis House
Bennett-Curtis House (Theaters)
302 W. Taylor Ave.
Grant Park, IL

815-465-2288
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The Bennett-Curtis House mystery dinner features a five-course dinner and show all in one! Special show/dinner packages are available for groups or events. Don't miss the spectacular gardens flanked by a coach house, fountains and grape arb Read More...
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Betty & Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel
Betty & Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel (Music)
One University Ave.
Bourbonnais, IL

815-939-5011
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Located on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University, this chapel seats 3,000+ and features a 125-rank Italian built pipe organ. Read More...
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Brandenburg Gallery/Larsen Fine Arts Center
Brandenburg Gallery/Larsen Fine Arts Center (Galleries)
One University Ave.
Bourbonnais, IL

815-928-5764
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This gallery displays a variety of art from the students of Olivet Nazarene University with additional exhibits in the lobby of Strickler Planetarium. Read More...
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D & E Art Gallery
D & E Art Gallery (Galleries)
538 N. Convent St., Ste. B
Bourbonnais, IL

815-939-9144
Offers oil painting instruction and gallery viewing by appointment. Read More...
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Feed Arts & Cultural Center
Feed Arts & Cultural Center (Galleries)
259 S. Schulyer Ave.
Kankakee, IL


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Feed Arts Cultural Center provides an environment for visual and performing artists of all levels and ages to pursue their work and to broaden their knowledge of the role of art in contemporary society. Read More...
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Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery
Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery (Galleries)
901 N. Entrance Ave.
Kankakee, IL

815-939-4506
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This not- for- profit gallery offers people of all ages the opportunity to learn about and appreciate the visual arts through exhibits, tours, workshops, and programs. The Gallery is uniquely located within Presence Heritage Village senior Read More...
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Kankakee Municipal Band
Kankakee Municipal Band (Music)
893 W. Station St.
Kankakee, IL

815-671-6149
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Every summer the band performs free concerts that include crowd marches, Broadway show tunes, overtures and popular favorites. Read More...
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Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra
Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra (Music)
PO Box 52
Kankakee, IL

815-933-3119
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The orchestra provides entertainment for special events in addition to their regular season from October through May. Read More...
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Kankakee Valley Theatre Association
Kankakee Valley Theatre Association (Theaters)
PO Box 744
Kankakee, IL

815-935-8510
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Kankakee Valley Theatre promotes the arts through live stage productions. Seasoned actors and directors provide annual performances held in February, April, and November for the viewing public. Read More...
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Majestic Theatre
Majestic Theatre (Theaters)
150 N. Schuyler Ave.
Kankakee, IL

815-602-8555
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Originally built in 1912, by Ms. Juila Remington, the newly rennovated theatre is one of the oldest Vaudeville Theatre's in the Chicago-land area. Today the theatre hosts banquets, and events. Read More...
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Meadowview Center Theatre
Meadowview Center Theatre (Cinemas)
55 Meadowview Ctr.
Kankakee, IL

815-936-6843
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Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists With Autism
Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists With Autism (Galleries)
356 E. Merchant Street
Kankakee, IL

815.685.9057
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The Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism, is a national non-profit, that strives to advance the careers of American artists and musicians with the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, by presenting their high quality works o Read More...
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Movies 10
Movies 10 (Cinemas)
Northfield Square Mall
Bourbonnais, IL

815-933-5983
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Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre (Cinemas)
213 N. Schuyler Ave.
Kankakee, IL

815-936-6843
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Historic movie theatre in Illinois showing both modern and classic films, as well as special events. Read More...
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Strickler Planetarium
Strickler Planetarium (Planetarium)
One University Ave.
Bourbonnais, IL

815-939-5681
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Reach for the stars at Strickler Planetarium! This newly renovated planetarium exits to educate the public about the natural world. Witness a tour from our own night sky to the edge of the solar system on a state-of-the-art digital projecto Read More...
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The Metro Centre Art Gallery
The Metro Centre Art Gallery (Galleries)
1137 E 5000 N Rd.
Bourbonnais, IL

815-933-ARTS
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The River Valley Metro Transit Center graciously hosts the Community Arts Council's Metro Centre Gallery in the public area of the building. At any time you will find about 25 pictures, work of local artists, hanging. These can be any mediu Read More...
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Vitreous Matter Glass Studio
Vitreous Matter Glass Studio (Galleries)
1585 Commerce Dr.
Bourbonnais, IL

815-592-4011
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Richard Ryan showcases his blown, sculpted, and carved glass pieces. Demonstrations available upon request. Read More...
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Young Peoples Theatre
Young Peoples Theatre (Theaters)
PO Box 744
Kankakee, IL

815-935-8510
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The Young Peoples Theatre provides theatrical training and production experience to children ages 5 to 18. Annual performances are held in March and October. Read More...


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