Mundelein Arts Commission

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"Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something." --Kurt Vonnegut

The Arts Commission consists of eleven (11) members, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor of the Village of Mundelein. The Village is always seeking individuals to serve on the Mundelein Arts Commission who have some personal, professional, or academic experience within a genre of the cultural, visual, or performing arts. This includes, but is not limited to: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking, architecture, fashion, music, theater, poetry, or dance. For those individuals without a background in the arts, professional marketing experience may be substituted to meet the preferred qualifications. Members of the Commission must be residents of the Village, a business owner in Mundelein, or an employee of a business in Mundelein.


Current Members

  • Joyce Lee, Chair
  • Justin Frieman Charles
  • Sue Esson
  • Kristen Hansel
  • Jeff Justman
  • Stacee Kalmanovsky
  • Stan Kirschner
  • Gail Smith
  • Aurelia Spicuzza
  • Lindsey Oaks
  • David White

Village Staff Liaison

Colleen Malec - Village Planner

Municipal Code Book

Chapter 2.35 Arts Commission

Stars on Parade
This is Mundelein – Photo Contest
Summer Shakespeare Shorts
Writing Contests
Local Artist Directory
Talent Showcase and Poetry Showcase Nights

Arts Commissioners Jeff Justman and Stan Kirschner were interviewed on Vita Verden's Senior Issues, Etc. program:

Upcoming Projects

  • Summer Shakespeare Shorts
  • Public Art Displays
  • Battle of the Bands
  • More Photo Contests
  • Artwork in Vacant Storefronts
  • More to come!


Arts Commission Gallery 21
Arts Commission Gallery 13
Arts Commission Gallery 12
3rd Place - Lindsey Oaks, 'Sun Gives Way to the Moon over Mundelein'
Arts Commission Gallery 20
Arts Commission Gallery 07
2nd Place - Jack Stanislaw, 'Sunset over Diamond Lake'
Arts Commission Gallery 19

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