The Vogt Visual Arts Center (VVAC) is a facility of the Tinley Park-Park District. Established in 1996, the VVAC is the house of the first Tinley Park Mayor, Henry Vogt. It houses a gallery which continuously displays works of art by various local and well-known artists.
The VVAC offers Tinley Park residents and surrounding communities the opportunity to experience art through a variety of classes including watercolor, stained glass, youth art programs and oil painting.
The gallery is open to the public year round. Hours vary slightly throughout the year, please call before visiting.
We invite you to discover the Vogt Visual Arts Center!
17420 S 67th Ct
Tinley Park, IL
View on Map
The VVAC is located 1/2 block east of Oak Park Avenue at 174th Street.
THE ART OF BACHELORS GROVE
October 2 through October 31
Reception: Friday, October 5, 7 – 9 pm
All of the following events are free and will be held in the gallery (during regular building hours):
John Everson, Author of “The House by the Cemetery” John has written a book based on Bachelors Grove that will be released October 13, 2018. He grew up in Tinley Park and worked for the Park District while in high school.
Ursula Bielski, Author of “Haunted Bachelors Grove” Ms. Bielski is a Chicago historian and folklorist specializing in cemetery history and the preternatural. A respected paranormal researcher, she is the author of nine books on Chicago ghost-lore and cemetery history. She has been studying the settlement, folklore and culture of Bachelors Grove for nearly three decades. She will talk about her research and investigatios for her most recent book,”Haunted Bachelors Grove,”
Charles Moisant, Author of “The Haunting Tales of Bachelors Grove” Charles D. Moisant, is a comic book artist, writer, and the creative director of Silver Phoenix Entertainment (a 100% female owned company). Charles has been publishing comic books since 1991, starting with Kremin. Silver Phoenix Entertainment works with many artists, printing comic titles like Myth Told Tales by Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye, Mystery Manor Haunted Theater, and Whispers from the Void. He created “The Haunting Tales of Bachelors Grove” and will talk and do book signing about his first issue that came out last year.
Wendy Moxley Roe is an investigator and archivist of the Bachelors Grove cemetery who will talk on the genealogy of the Grove. She will have numerous photographs displayed.
ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE PICTURES HERE
Tuesday: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(all other hours by appointment)
Upcoming Gallery Schedule
Annual High School Show (Nov 6-24)
Reception: Saturday, November 10, 1-3pm
Trains & Miniatures (Dec 1 – Jan 26)
Reception: Saturday, December 1, 10am-5pm
Art Birthday Parties
The VVAC hosts birthday parties for your child’s next birthday bash. See our birthday party page for more details.
|September 30, 2018||October 1, 2018||October 2, 2018||October 3, 2018||October 4, 2018||October 5, 2018
Artists Reception: The Art of Bachelors Grove
|October 6, 2018|
|October 7, 2018||October 8, 2018||October 9, 2018||October 10, 2018||October 11, 2018||October 12, 2018
Ladies Night Out
|October 13, 2018|
|October 14, 2018||October 15, 2018||October 16, 2018||October 17, 2018||October 18, 2018||October 19, 2018||October 20, 2018|
|October 21, 2018||October 22, 2018||October 23, 2018||October 24, 2018||October 25, 2018||October 26, 2018||October 27, 2018|
|October 28, 2018||October 29, 2018||October 30, 2018||October 31, 2018||November 1, 2018||November 2, 2018||November 3, 2018
Ladies Night Out