Studios Midwest Artist Residency

In 1986 a small but enthusiastic group from within the arts community invited artists to Galesburg for the summer to create art, Studios Midwest was born. It has since grown into an artist in residence program with a rich history and continues to foster a sense of community between the participating artists and local residents year after year.  Studios Midwest has welcomed artists for over three decades!

STUDIOS MIDWEST is a visual arts residency program dedicated to the creative expression of the artists who participate. This short-term residency takes place each summer for a period of 4 weeks (July 5 – 29) and is hosted by the Galesburg Civic Art Center, a nonprofit organization, located in downtown Galesburg, Illinois - a town in the heart of the Midwest, known for supporting its diverse artistic community, independent shops and eateries!




Daniel Chen

of Providence, Rhode Island

Clumsy Boy






Nancy Charak
  of Tucson, Arizona



Bonitas Canciones 8720


Elizabeth Jung

of Chicago, Illinois

Construction Site


Natalie Pivoney

of Dekalb, Illinois


Brennan Probst

of New Orleans, Louisiana

Duration (Grocery Run)


Interested in an artist residency? Studios Midwest Artist Residency applications are accepted from Dec 1 - January 31 of each year.