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North Lake Art Gallery

Located on the Central Campus, the North Lake College Gallery showcases the work of established local artists as well as emerging student voices. Visitors of all ages are invited to experience new cultures, perspectives and realities. Admission is always free.
Our gallery goes a step beyond appreciation: you can meet the creators! Open to the public, our monthly artist receptions are think tanks for student inspiration, educational growth and collaboration.
Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m​.
Closed Sundays

Art at NLC

Rachel McClung-Beer helped establish the Central Campus art gallery in 1977. North Lake College’s first full-time art professor, McClung-Beer served on the DCCCD Planning Team that designed the college campus. Her idea for an art gallery originated after a large mudslide. The building’s original configuration shifted, creating an additional open space next to the Performance Hall. McClung-Beer asked the administration designate the space “Gallery” on the new set of plans. The rest is art history.

Current and upcoming exhibits

Exceeding Our Bounds
Photographs by Faculty Members
Featured artists: Phillip Anderson, Steven Benezue, Brett Dyer, Alison Fechtel, Scott Hunt, Kate Jenkins, Mike McKee, Marty Ray, Chirag Sainju, Elaine Taylor, Dan Tossing.
March 21 - April 16
Artist's reception: Wednesday, March 25, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Open to the Public, Free Admission

Student Art Exhibition

Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Design, Digital
April 22 - May 26
Artists' Reception & Awards Ceremony: Thurday, April 30, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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