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The Highland Arts Council actively promotes the Arts in and around the community of Highland, through a variety of activities and projects.

HAC provides a showcase for local artists and an educational opportunity for many members of the community to be exposed to the Arts.
Highland Arts Council
HAC enriches people's lives through the appreciation of the Arts and providing educational opportunities involved with the Arts.
The Highland Arts Council is always looking for new and exciting ways to promote all areas of the Arts as well as providing budding artists, both young and old, new and creative ways to showcase their art.
Feel - and share with others - the exhilaration of the Arts by becoming a member of the Highland Arts Council today!
Some of the HAC's Activities include:
» Art in the Park
Held in October, Art in the Park is an exhibition of works by professional artists at Lindendale Park in Highland, Illinois. Artists from throughout the country display fine arts in a variety of media. The members of the Highland Arts Council organize, plan, and produce this event - one of the Highland community's highlights during the year.
» Street Art Festival
The streets around Highland's Square become a canvas on a weekend in August. Artists turn the streets into works of art using chalk and the event has become on of the most unique art events in the area. The HAC helps to sponsor the Street Art Fest and also organizes an Art Expo where local artists showcase their work during the event. | See the Street Art Fest Web Pages.
» Public Exhibitions of Art
The Highland Arts Council looks for opportunities to showcase, sponsor and display artwork throughout the community of Highland. One of the council's latest efforts is an on-going exhibition of art at Pop Pop's Custard and Coffee. | Learn more.
  Brady Kesner and Lynnette Schuepbach of the HAC are shown with a mural created at Art in the Park 2010. Highland Mayor Joe Michaelis and Director of Parks and Recreation, Mark Rosen joined them as the murtal was installed for all to see on the Highland Community Pool building.
HAC Mission Statement:
» Create a forum for people who share a love and interest in the Arts.
» Promote local appreciation for the ARTS through community events that create enthusiasm and add cultural value.
» Provide a venue for the appreciation and exposure of local artists.
» Encourage community access to professional artists and a variety of art forms.
» Foster and promote community youth involvement in the Arts.
Joining the Highland Arts Council:
Everyone who has a passion for the arts and the desire to join a wonderful community organization is welcome in the Highland Arts Council! You may join as an Art Enthusisat or as a working Artist yourself. Whatever your situation, you will be surrounded by friends who also love the Arts.
We have a lot of fun and we work hard to promote the Arts in the Highland community. We have long time members and we have new members. We welcome those who have lots to contribute and we we welcome those who can only contribute a little. Either way, the Arts Council can be whatever you choose to make it and we're glad to have you... consider becoming a member today!
To learn more and begin your step toward membership, download a Membership Application!
Monthly Meetings:
The monthly meetings of the Highland Arts Council are held the first Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at the Highland Chamber of Commerce Building Meeting Room, on the Square. Come join us!
HAC Meeting Minutes:
January 2014