As a Studio and Gallery
We believe the visual arts enrich everyone’s life.
We are a gathering place for anyone who believes in the creative process, whether you gain inspiration by enjoying the creative expression of artists we represent . . . or exploring your own creative path through art classes we offer.
We are a Studio . . . offering you the opportunity to Plan Your Own Art Class or Art Party for children, families and adults that fits your schedule and interest. In addition we also have regularly scheduled Thursday Night Art Classes and Saturday Afternoon Children’s Art Classes. Our goal is for everyone to have a positive experience and Find Joy in the Journey!
We are a Gallery . . . featuring original artwork for sale by David Smith, owner/resident artist, and represent over 20 extraordinary 2-D and 3-D regional gallery artists located throughout Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. We continually are on the lookout for current, innovative artists, who may not normally show in the area, to invite into our gallery for two month solo exhibition in our upper gallery.
Why do people choose to acquire original artwork and items created by an artist or craftsmen . . . or learn to create their own artwork?
Because it Brings Them Joy!
2020 Thursday Night Open Studio
Art Class for Teens & Adults
From 7:00 – 9:00
Thursday – July 9
Thursday – July 23
Thursday – August 13
Thursday – August 27
“Drop-ins” are welcome,
however space is limited.
Featured Visiting Artist
Smith Studio and Gallery
Upper Gallery Featured Artists
Sculptual Paper Artist
On display and for sale
July 1st thru July 31.
Plan Your Own Private Art Class
You only need 2 people
to schedule a private
with family or friends.
You Pick the Day, Time
and Art Activity
that best fits your group's
schedule and interests.
In keeping with the Illinois 6 foot social distancing guidelines we are limiting
group size to 8 people.
Welcome To Smith Studio And Gallery
Have fun exploring your own creative side . . . while being surrounded by original artwork by David Smith and the artist we represent.
When you are downtown bring your children in for a short impromptu art outing. We always have drawing paper, marker and crayons out for anyone who wants to have fun drawing, or you can relax in our upper gallery . . . enjoy the artwork on the walls, peruse through our books or play a game. During business hours Smith Studio and Gallery invites non-profit organizations to use our upper gallery area for meetings at no charge.
David Smith, owner and Illinois licensed art teacher, teaches all the scheduled and private art class at Smith Studio and Gallery. For over 40 years David has taught at all levels, elementary though college. He has held workshops in India, Singapore and Australia for Very Special Arts an organization to help people with disabilities. David was recognized by the National Art Education Association as the 1994 “Illinois Art Educator of the Year”, the Illinois Art Education Association as the 2011 “Elementary Art Educator” and also in 2014 he was recognized as an IAEA Distinguished Member.
In keeping with the Illinois 6 foot social distancing guidelines we are limiting our class size to 8 people and everyone will be asked to wear a mask in our studio. We will be taking additional measures to keep everyone safe by disinfecting all the tables, tools and the surrounding common areas.