Closed December 25
Open December 26 – 30 from 1 – 4 p.m.
Closed January 1, 2018
On Tuesday, January 2 normal hours resume. (9 am - 4 pm)
The Art Center Staff wishes you a happy & safe Holiday and New Year!
Mary S. Oakley & Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase
November 17, 2017 - January 11, 2018
The judge for this year’s Showcase was Melissa Whitwam, Executive Director & Exhibitions Manager of Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, MO. Whitwam chose the works in the exhibit and selected the winners. See the award winners...
The exhibition has been generously underwritten by the Oakley-Lindsay Foundation, the Quincy Herald-Whig, the Oakley & Lindsay family members, the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, and is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council.
Galleries are open regularly Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Art Education: Classes & Workshops
The Quincy Art Center's classes are a great way to learn, express yourself, get messy while creating, and meet other students with mutual interests!
Full youth scholarships are awarded based on need. Students enrolled in free/reduced lunch programs are eligible, or recommendations from teachers or administrators are also accepted. Please contact the Art Center for more information or to see if your child qualifies.
View & Register for Classes
- K-3rd Grade Classes
- 4th - 8th Grade
- Off-site After School Programs
- High School & Adult
- Thirsty Palettes Adult Canvas Painting Parties
Interested in teaching classes?
87th Annual Beaux Arts Ball!
Thursday, December 21 from 7 to 11 p.m.
The Art Center invites you to come and celebrate the 87th Beaux Arts Ball, a Quincy tradition, with friends and family! The Oakley Lindsay Center will once again host the Ball, and music will be provided by Mobile Entertainer. The reigning queen, Erica Elyse Ernst daughter of John & Debbie Ernst, will crown the new queen during the coronation ceremony beginning at 8:00 p.m. Ben VanNess will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Major sponsors for the ball are Friends of the Art Center, Ahne Law, P.C., Gardner Denver, Kohl Wholesale, Quincy Medical Group, Quincy Recycle, Refreshment Services Pepsi, and Sturhahn Jewelers.Additional sponsors include 8th Avenue, Architechnics Inc., Freiburg Insurance Agency, Gray Hunter Stenn LLP, Kennedy Wealth Group, Oxi Fresh, Schuecking's Men Wear, Specs, Wellman Florist, The Herald-Whig, and WGEM-TV.
The Beaux Arts Ball is a Quincy tradition that first took place in 1930. It was sponsored by the Quincy Art Club and held at the Lincoln-Douglas Hotel. Since 1940, the Queen candidates have helped to sell tickets to the Ball. Over the years the people and places have changed numerous times, but the main focus of the Beaux Arts Ball has always been to support the visual arts in the community through the Quincy Art Center.