The Arts at Oakton

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.   

Among the highlights of Oakton's arts scene:

The Koehnline Museum of Art on the Des Plaines campus features paintings and sculptures of Chicago and Illinois artists as well as works by Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, Jean Dubuffet, John Himmelfarb, Joseph Meert, Claes Oldenberg, and others. Learn more

The Performing Arts Center presents a full calendar of plays, musical performances, and more every year. Located on the Des Plaines campus, the state-of-the-art PAC hosts professional productions as well as student work. Learn more

The Chicago Writers Series brings some of the area's most acclaimed authors and poets to campus for a season of readings and discussions.

The Music Department sponsors an array of student ensembles, from the internationally acclaimed Six Piano Ensemble to the Jazz Band and the Choir. In addition to frequent performances at Oakton, the College's music groups have performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall and Chicago's Civic Opera House.