Northwest Area Arts Council


NAAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our membership is comprised of various arts organizations, working artists, photographers, writers, their families and organizations who support and appreciate the arts. Artist members of all disciplines share the beliefs and values of the Council. Our programming reaches out to the entire McHenry County area and beyond, with major events and activities in Woodstock, McHenry, Algonquin, and Crystal Lake. NAAC is operated by volunteers who serve as a working Board of Directors. The same group includes our President, Vice-President and Secretary/ Treasurer. Administrative duties are provided by a part-time paid Assistant to the Board. Our Board has matured and evolved over the years and today is very focused on bringing NAAC back to the forefront of cultural activity in Northern Illinois. We're planning a number of new programs, organizational relationships, and funding connections to continue our arts advocacy efforts. One key effort is that of finding additional benefits for our working artist members.