Welcome to the Award Winning Kaneland Arts Initiative!

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary!20-years-logo.png

It’s going

to be a fabulous year!


A collaboration by seven award-winning female playwrights, SEVEN is a documentary play based on personal interviews with seven extraordinary women in the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network who triumphed over enormous obstacles to bring about major changes in their home countries of Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Cambodia.

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Performances are January 18 & 19 at 7pm and January 20 at 2pm in the Kaneland Black Box Theatre.

The Kaneland Black Box Theatre is on the campus of Kaneland High School.

Enter door 32 at 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park, IL 60151.

Tickets are available NOW!  Click HERE!

Ticket prices online are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students.

Ticket prices at the door are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students.

This production is approximately 90 minutes and is appropriate for very mature middle school students and older (recommended for 8th graders with parents and up). SEVEN will be performed without an intermission. All are invited to stay after the production for a talk back discussion facilitated by director, Diane McFarlin.

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We believe in encouraging people’s involvement in, appreciation of, and support for artistic endeavors and fostering the development of artistic abilities.

Our Goals

  • Bring professional artists to the Festival in order to expose our communities to the fine arts
  • Stimulate higher quality art education in our schools
  • Inspire fine art educators to promote, plan, and host an annual fine arts festival
  • Act as a means for students and their families to come to a better understanding and appreciation of a fine arts education
  • Encourage local business to provide financial support for the arts in the communities

Kaneland Arts Initiative Organizational Structure

The Kaneland Arts Initiative is an organization of the Kaneland Community Unit School District No. 302 under the office of the superintendent of schools and the Kaneland Foundation.  It is governed by a board of directors which hires a staff including an executive director, artistic director, an artist and faculty liaison, and a volunteer coordinator.  Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our organization!