About the Gallery

Feature picture of a piece in the collection


The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is a major cultural resource for artists and Lake County residents alike. Established by the College of Lake County Foundation in 1981, the gallery is committed to displaying the works of Illinois artists and increasing the visibility of nationally known artists in Lake County. The gallery promotes tours and educational programs in conjunction with its exhibitions.


The permanent collection of the college numbers over 400 works from not only significant Illinois artists, but also nationally and internationally recognized artists. The collection reflects a diverse range in media and style and is displayed throughout the Grayslake, Lakeshore and Southlake Campuses. Large, outdoor sculptures grace the grounds of the Grayslake campus. Would you like to get more information about the permanent collection?


The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art presents eight exhibits throughout the year, three of which feature Lake County artists. The fall season starts with Recent Works, a juried competition for Lake County artists with cash awards and purchase prizes. January offers a group exhibit open to all Artist Members of the gallery. The CLC Student Art Competition in the spring provides a venue for college art students to professionally display and possibly sell their works. Five other exhibits throughout the year include critically acclaimed artists whose diverse expressions create the opportunity to broaden and perhaps even challenge the community at large. Would you like to visit the Exhbition section of this site?

Talks and Art Walks

Gallery Talks are guided tours of current gallery exhibitions. Art Walks are campus walking tours of CLC Art Collection Highlights. Both Tours last about 45 minutes. Tours are available free-of-charge to groups of children and adults. We recommend that you schedule your group tour at least three weeks in advance by writing to the Art Gallery Curator or calling (847) 543-2240.

CLC Foundation

The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is a project of the College of Lake County Foundation. The CLC Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation established in 1974, provides resources for projects not funded through the college’s regular operating budget. Funds raised through donations, grants, and benefit events help provide student scholarships, support innovative faculty and staff projects and promote cultural arts development in Lake County. Please visit the CLC Foundation website for more information. (This is a link outside the gallery website, use your browser's back button to return to this page).

On View

July 8 - August 16

Where Land Meets Sky

Reception: Friday, July 12, 7-9 pm