2019 ARTigras, Celebration and Art Walk


ARTigras is an annual event developed by the NIU School of Art and Design in partnership with the City of DeKalb to create a fun and creative celebration of the arts – something new for the area to bring our community together. The first inaugural ARTigras took place in May 2015, hosting hundreds of participants and attendees. We look forward to sharing this annual arts celebration with the NIU and DeKalb community members.

Student Exhibitions and Art Walk

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 starting at 3 p.m., join NIU Art and Design students for the spring end-of-the-semester celebration of art exhibitions! Continuing and graduating NIU students will showcase artworks, designs and crafts on campus and in our Fourth Street downtown gallery. All exhibitions are free and open to attend.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present their annual spring concert, in the NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale!

View our calendar of events for a complete listing and event details.

2019 Poster Design Winner

Each year we showcase NIU's student talent, Elizabeth Russo is our winner for a second year in a row! Elizabeth is a junior Illustration major, "I am thankful for the illustration program at NIU because of their constructive criticism, insight into professional commercial illustration, and the ability to prepare students for the job world, especially when it comes to deadlines. I'm happy to have this opportunity to start showing my illustration to the public."

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Billie Giese
ARTigras Committee Chairperson
School of Art and Design

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