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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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Learn, create and share. Plan your next group activity at Kankakee County Community Arts Council's Art Center. You will leave with a work of art to share with family and friends. The Center supports local artists by exhibiting and selling t 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 theater 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 g 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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Easy Street Theater (Theaters)
140 Mansfield Court
Chebanse, IL

815-697-2665
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This unique organization provides social and artistic opportunities for all persons with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Read More...
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Feed Arts & Cultural Center
Feed Arts & Cultural Center (Galleries)
259 S. Schulyer Ave.
Kankakee, IL

815-496-0278
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Provides an environment for visual and performing artists of all levels 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 at Provena Heritage Village
Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery at Provena Heritage Village (Galleries)
901 N. Entrance Ave.
Kankakee, IL

815-939-4506
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This senior living facility lends their home to local artists' displays. The Galllery provides a beautiful and quiet setting for artists, professionals, and amateurs alike. Works by local and regional artists are displayed and can be purcha 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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The Kankakee Valley Theatre Association ( KVTA) promotes the arts through live stage productions. Seasoned actors and directors provide annual performances held in February, April, and November. KVTA's Young Peoples Theatre offers theatrica Read More...
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Limelight Theatre Works (Theaters)

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Limelight Theatre Works is a theatre company dedicated to producing small theatre pieces and education of theatre. Find us on Facebook! 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 Chicagoland 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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An exhibition space for notable artists and musicians that been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As one of the three galleries in the nation that promote artists with autim, they focus on empowering the artists by displaying high-qu 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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River Valley Wind Ensemble (Music)

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Comprised of 50 wind and percussion players, the ensemble performs a diverse blend of musical stlyes, ranging from Whitacre to Williams, and Sousa to Shstakovitch. Read More...
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Strickler Planetarium
Strickler Planetarium (Planetarium)
One University Ave.
Bourbonnais, IL

815-939-5308
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Journey through an accurate model of our stellar neighborhood with the aid of the Digistar state-of-art digital dome projector. Witness the history of the universe from its fiery birth to the information of our xolar syatem. Explore colidin 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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This gallery displays works from local painters, photographers and artists. Most are for sale and can be purchased at the gallery. The payment goes directly to the artist. Read More...
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Victorian House Art Gallery (Galleries)
577 S. Main St.
Bourbonnais, IL


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Visiting artists display their work in Victorian House Art Gallery. 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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