The Crete Creative Gallery & School

Crete Creative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the creative arts in Crete, IL. Crete Creative produces solo and group exhibits, teaches classes for all ages and provides studio space to local artists.


The mission of Crete Creative is to have a welcoming, all-ages teaching and exhibition space for the creative arts in Crete, IL. 

Crete Creative is governed and staffed by dedicated volunteers who do it out of a passion for all creative arts. 

We are located on the first floor of Arbor House, 1304 Main Street, Crete, IL.



Our Volunteers

Classroom Committee

Co-Chair’s Kathy Carter Young & Ginny Raftery
Members: Darcy Dillon, Judi Boehner, Sojourner Whitley

Memebrship Committee

Chair: Jane Castle
Members: Phyllis Monks, Carly Togul, Muriel Williams

Board of Directors

Timothy Brennan, Chair
Phyllis Monks, Vice Chair
Kathy Carter Young, Secretary
Sojourner Whitley, Treasurer
Sabine Betschart
Judi Boehner
Jane Castle
Darcy Dillon
Janice Meister

Ginny Raftery
Leonard Tamburro
Carlene Togul

Muriel Williams


Gallery Committee

Chair: Tim Brennan
Members: Jan Meister, Sabine Betschart, Len Tamburro

Artist in Residence Committee

Chair: Len Tamburro
Members: Carly Togul, Judi Boehner


Crete Creative Discrimination Policy

Crete Creative does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law in any of the educational programs or activities it operates.