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



Our Volunteers

Classroom Committee

Jane Castle
Linda Johnson

Kathy Carter Young

Marketing Commitee

Muriel Williams

Andria Madsen

Synthia Noble

Board of Directors

Timothy Brennan, Chair
Phyllis Monks, Vice Chair
Kathy Carter Young, Secretary
Brianne Werry, Treasurer
Sabine Betschart
Jane Castle
Synthia Noble

Carlene Togul
Leonard Tamburro

Muriel Williams

Artist in Residence Committee

Leonard Tamburro

Carly Togul

Gallery Committee

Sabine Betschart
Timothy Brennan
Suzanne Dreher
Mary Moore Langer

Julia Oehmke



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.