Gallery Exhibits

Elgin Community College houses three fine arts galleries throughout the college and a permanent art collection displayed around campus. Parking and admission to all galleries are free.

Safety-Kleen Gallery One


As a premier exhibition space in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, Safety-Kleen Gallery One presents a diverse range of provocative work by international, national, and regional artists, such as Edward Burtynsky, Enrique Chagoya, Brian Dettmer, William Kentridge, Terry Evans, Zeke Berman, Barbara Crane, Tom Lowly, Diane Simpson, Jay Strommen, and Hubertus von der Goltz.

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E. Max Von Isser Gallery of Art


Featuring professional artists and student work in a variety of media.

Location: Bldg H, Arts Center
Hours: Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Parking: Park in the red lot marked H. Enter the college through the lobby of Building H

John R. Grady Gallery of Photographic Arts


Reflecting and exploring current trends in photographic image-making.

Location: Bldg H, Arts Center
Hours: Monday - Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parking: Park in the red lot marked H. Enter the college through the lobby of Building H

Permanent Artwork Collection


The college has been the fortunate recipient of several significant pieces of artwork and sculpture over the years. Find out more by contacting the gallery director.