SEVEN, a documentary play: from the desk of the Executive Director

I am so excited for this year of work produced by the Kaneland Arts Initiative, celebrating 20 years of the Arts.  Already we started our year with the most fantastic concert by Lee Murdock in his annual Hometown Concert, this year featuring special guest, Tim Grimm.  That concert always brings a sense of peace in […]

Festival Time! from the desk of the Executive Director

Festival Time is my favorite time of year.  The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival is the founding and signature event of the Kaneland Arts Initiative.  In fact, until 2013, our organization was called “The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival.”  From a small art fair held at one of the elementary schools to a thriving award-winning […]

February Fun Weekend!

The next two events in the Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) season fall on the same weekend.  Both events promise to be full of entertainment celebrating the Arts and the love found within it.  The annual KAI Fine Arts Feast will be on Friday, February 24th beginning at 6pm.  The Feast date was recently changed from […]

Be Our Guest!

We are super excited to announce our summer musical! . . . A Tale as Old As Time . . . KAI’S 2017 Summer Musical will be: Auditions will be in May for this community theatre production. We’d also like to announce the acceptance of cover letters and resumes for the following positions for the […]

The Stage is Set! The 2016 Festival Performers

In the previous post, I highlighted the 2016 Festival Visual Artists coming to the 17th Annual Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 11am – 6pm.  As impressive as that list is, it is equally important to shine the spotlight upon the FABULOUS performances that we will offer at the Festival. […]

So Much to See! The 2016 Festival Visual Artists

I am so excited to talk about the visual artists for the 17th Annual Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival!  We have quite a wonderful array of mediums and talent and I am sure that everyone will have something to experience no matter what level of art appreciation or knowledge they have!  We have a few […]

Arts Opportunities Abound at the Festival!

As excitement builds for the 17th Annual Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival, I wanted to make sure to highlight some wonderful Arts opportunities that are available for our guests.  On Sunday, April 10th, the Festival offers its guests a diverse number of workshops and hands on arts experiences.  Remember, that all of these workshops are […]

The Arts Need You! from the desk of the Executive Director

Arts Advocacy Day is happening NOW in Washington, DC What is Arts Advocacy Day? “The National Arts Action Summit is your opportunity to receive crucial advocacy training from experts in the field and then put that training into practice. Hosted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with over 85 national arts organizations, Arts Advocacy Day is […]

KAI’s February Events that You Won’t Want to Miss

January flew by and KAI had two wonderful events to start of 2016. The annual Lee Murdock Hometown Concert with Special Guest, Tom Kastle, was a fabulous event on January 2nd.  Art students from Kaneland Harter Middle School showcased their work in the lobby of the auditorium and Lee and Tom told stories and created beautiful […]

Proud to be a Knight … from the Desk of the KAI Executive Director

This year, Kaneland School District’s motto is “Proud to be a Knight.”  It’s a motto to elicit pride and tradition and to focus on the amazing things that happen within our school district and ultimately out in the Kaneland Community and among the Kaneland Nation of faculty, staff, and students.  The Kaneland Arts Initiative has […]