Community Partners & Affiliates

Independence Grove in Libertyville, Illinois

Voices of Lake County partners with the below organizations, who offer their support and resources for our community workshops, events, and performances. We are grateful for their continuous generosity and support.

Grayslake Performing Arts Collaborative

The Grayslake Performing Arts Collaborative is a group of individuals who are passionate about and dedicated to providing collaborative performing arts experiences for youth and adults in the Grayslake area. Serving Grayslake, Gages Lake, Wildwood, Third Lake and Hainesville.

James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts – Grayslake, IL

The James Lumber Center is a state-of-the-art facility ideal for showcasing the power and value of the performing arts in Lake County. The Center features three performance spaces to accommodate professional touring events and concerts, as well as college music, dance and theatre department performances and productions.

Lake Villa Library

Lake Villa District Library serves Lake Villa Township, including the communities of Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, portions of Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights and Antioch. The population served is approximately 40,000. Learn about the history of Lake Villa District Library.

Performing Arts Community Engagement (PACE) – College of Lake County


CLC's PACE program creates opportunities for cultural, social, and historical expression and preservation through community engagement in the performing arts activities. The program provides College of Lake County performing arts students with opportunities for real world experience within the community while cultivating mentorship relationships with working performing artists, and aims to broaden and strengthen existing partnerships between the College of Lake County Communication Arts, Humanities, and Fine Arts Division and the Waukegan art community. Follow PACE on Instagram to learn about upcoming events.

Three Brothers Theatre – Waukegan, IL

Three Brothers Theatre is a community theatre located in downtown Waukegan, Illinois. At the heart of the organization is the belief that theatres should be driven by artists. Three Brothers does this by striving to be a place of opportunity, a place where artists can experiment with their craft, and a place that serves as an artistic home for the many artists under its roof. The Brothers is driven by an incredible company of actors, directors, designers, and more.

Visual Arts Community Engagement – College of Lake County

CLC's Community Art Engagement & Outreach workshops are part of an arts-integrated community outreach program through the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts Division.  Our outreach efforts include four E.A.S.E. workshops, four A.T.A. workshops, several rotating small exhibits at Lakeshore Campus, and a large art exhibit at the Robert Wright Gallery at Grayslake Campus in May, which all are invited to participate in. Free art kits encourage attendees to continue creating and connect to CLC and Waukegan's art community through art, social media, and hashtags. Workshops emphasize creativity, process, and expression over perfection. Learn more about EASE.

Waukegan Public Library

The Waukegan Public Library has a long history of distinguished service in Waukegan. The library as we know it today was preceded by several operating systems, the first being the Little Fort Reading Room and Library Association, founded on November 24, 1845. Each member paid twenty-five cents per quarter support fee. Along with this fee, members were able to place a book into the library for others to check out.Waukegan’s current library building is located at County and Clayton Streets and is part of a governmental complex including both municipal and county buildings. It was designed by William Ganster of the Waukegan architecture firm of Ganster and Henninghausen. The library opened for service on December 27, 1965 and was dedicated on April 19, 1966. The Library’s 2015 renovation completely transformed the main floor into a learning-focused library space ready to meet the needs of its patrons by creating spaces for collaboration and quiet study and increasing the number of classrooms. The library hosted a free community writing workshop in spring 2023.