The Next Picture Show (TNPS) is a non-profit fine arts center in the Rock River Valley. Our goal is to nurture, develop, educate, foster the arts, and galvanize artists and patrons within the community.

Located in the heart of downtown Dixon, Illinois, we invite you to explore this website and to come back often to see current shows, exhibiting artists, workshops, classes, and special events.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Looking for something specific? Check our Calendar of Events page.

Show runs from October 7 through November 1, 2014. This
show will highlight architecture in all its variations. All media

Opening Reception on October 10th - 6 to 8 p.m.

National Watercolor Traveling Exhibit

Since 1925, The National Watercolor Society (NWS) has chosen a select group of paintings to travel the U.S. as ambassadors of the society and the fine artists within its membership. (I believe there are over 1000 entries and juried down to 100 of which only 30 pieces travel across the Untied States) Reaching venues across the country, this exhibition
exposes the NWS and its members to thousands of additional patrons.

Over the years, the traveling exhibition has included works by American masters such as Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, and contemporary masters including Cheng Khee Chee, and John Salminen. Approximately 30 paintings from the NWS annual international show are juried into the traveling exhibition and spend the next year being displayed in venues across the country.

The Next Picture Show is proud to be one of five venue stops for this spectacular show! The exhibit had been in Rock Springs, WY, Le Mars, IA and finally in Dixon, IL. The Exhibit is to arrive in Dixon around the 28th of October....and will be ready for viewing by November 7th, opening on Saturday, November 8th--6-8 pm. The exhibit will run through December 31st..Free to the public.

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Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
8 am - 4 pm
or by appointment


The Next Picture Show
113 W. First Street
Dixon, IL 61021