Crete Creative is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
For updates on these hours, please visit our Facebook page.

Crete Creative Gallery and School @ Arbor House is a not-for-profit space designed and dedicated to showcasing artists from both near and far.


We believe that culture and the arts should be available to everyone. Talent is not reserved for big cities and neither is a love, an interest, or a passion for the arts...



Current Showcase:

This extraordinary group show explores the genre of surrealism in a wide variety of mediums and forms. From sculpture and paintings to collage and drawings, this collection is sure to challenge and fascinate!

Featured artists include Jack Knippel, Carly Palmer, Thomas George Lucas, Stephanie Maier, Dave Abshire, Lyndsey Harn, and Todd Davis.

Opening Reception was held on July 15th, 2022 from 11 AM to 1 PM.


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What's New in 2022?

"Bioferric: Tethered Arch" is our new sculpture piece installed in front of Arbor House.

It was created by regional artist, Michael Perrott. He was born and raised in the South Chicago Suburbs and was a public school art teacher and administrator for 35 years before recently retiring. Michael is now devoting his energies to the studio and working with other Chicago area artists.

As a sculptor, Michael primarily works with welded steel and repurposed material.