Cultural Arts

NISRA provides both visual and performing arts programs and events. In the Sage Therapeutic Recreation Center Art Studio and on stage, participants in NISRA’s visual arts & performing arts programs benefit from the teaching & guidance of professional artists. The budding artists acquire techniques and resources to further develop their talent.

NISRA’s vision for cultural arts is: to nurture an appreciation of, and passion for, the arts; to introduce new art media & techniques to the artists; and to advance each artist’s skills so that he/she may pursue artistic endeavors independently…for lifelong enjoyment!

Performers in a Christmas play

Weekly programs and Workshops are offered each season.  Below is a sample of what may be available:

Visual Arts

  • Acrylic Painting
  • Pastels
  • Mixed Media
  • Drawing
  • Fused Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Step-by-step Painting Parties

Performing Arts

  • Musical Theater
  • Improv
  • Choir
  • Dance

Individual (One on One) Lessons

  • Music
  • Art
  • Dance

NISRA offers individuals participating in cultural arts programs a variety of opportunities to perform and to exhibit art.


Please contact Mackenzie Dombrowski, NISRA’s Manager of Cultural Arts at [email protected] or 815-459-0737, ext. 246.