The Springfield Area Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1976 in Springfield, Illinois with the mission to enrich the community by  providing creative opportunities to participate in and enjoy the arts. We fulfill our mission by supporting art and cultural initiatives in Springfield and surrounding communities.

We’re located in the lower level of the beautiful Hoogland Center for the Arts: 420 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62701 • Phone: 217-753-3519 • Fax: 217-753-8018. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FY16/FY17 Audited Financial Report

Administrative Staff

Sheila Walk, Interim Executive Director
Erica Beeman, Bookkeeper             
Emily Page, Website Content Manager

Board of Directors


President: Ryan Cannon
Administrative Vice-President: Lamar Wall
Development Vice-President: Adena Rivas
Treasurer: Steve Myers

Directors At Large

Nika Champion
Ashley Davis
Barbara Dickman
Kyla Kruse
Anastasia Lindsey
Steve Rambach