Creative Arts

Creative Arts are alive and thriving in Oregon… it’s part of our DNA! Our history birthed Lorado Taft and the Eagles Nest Art Colony, which influenced the arts throughout Chicago and the entire country. Even today, new initiatives are constantly in the works. Our sculpture program is the envy of any large city in the entire country, and we are constantly looking for new opportunities to explore our artistic side.


Antiques, Americana and history in the Coliseum in downtown Oregon, IL. A museum of long and short term loaned exhibits from local and outside collections; exhibitions and sales for artists representing all facets of art — painting, ceramics, glass, sculpture, etc.; a place to showcase our local museum ​​ attractions, not-for-profit agencies, education and recreational facilities; a venue for community and business meetings, guest speakers, recitals, receptions, social events; and establishment of a digital media studio for educational and business use.


The Lorado Taft Field Campus provides the perfect setting for outdoor education activities as well as conferences, meetings and retreats. Your group will enjoy our beautiful natural areas, comfortable facilities and delicious food service.

The campus is open year-round to groups of up to 160 people. Some of the groups welcomed for events and retreats have included:

  • Elementary and middle school classes
  • Peer leadership groups
  • Scrapbooking and other craft groups
  • University groups
  • High school athletic teams
  • Church groups