Broad Ideas POSTPONED!

Update on the status of Broad Ideas and the Galena Center for the Arts:


At this time, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Center for the Arts and specifically our Broad Ideas arts show has been shut down.  This difficult decision was made for the health and safety of patrons, performers, volunteers, and Center staff.  We are following the recommendations of Governor Pritzker to close until April 30, at which time we will determine if it is safe to open again.     


All our upcoming events: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Songwriters Showcase, Broad Stretch, and Spoken Word are currently postponed.  These will be rescheduled when it is safe to do so. 


Our new goal is to “reopen” the show when it is safe, essentially extending our show.  When the Galena Center for the Arts reopens, we will reschedule our postponed events and hope that you will join us in a “Broad Reunion.” 


We will keep you posted on details regarding normal hours resuming, new event dates, and clarification about the original artwork pick-up date of April 4, 2020.  We do not know at this time if that date will change or if it will be safe for people to come pick up their work then.  All we can say is to stay tuned.  Please have patience with us as we work together to minimize the spread of this virus. 

Updates will also be posted on our facebook page and website.  Our hope is that you will agree to keep your work up in the show once we know the details of what that extension will be. 


In the spirit of Broad Ideas, BE KIND TO EACH OTHER AND YOURSELF! 


Broadening Opportunities Scholarship winners

Laura Cifuentes Almanza
Mary Jane Schweihs
Broad Ideas - We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Be a part of this amazing, collaborative experience!
Broad Ideas is a celebration, an acknowledgment, and a community of support and solidarity for those that identify as women. 
This dynamic show is for everyone that supports women. 
All abilities are welcome and encouraged.      


Order Broad Ideas swag today!    Additional details here  

*If you need to have your order shipped to you, call 815-777-6167 and place your order via phone.

The shows’ first opening was March 2, 2018 with additional events throughout the duration of this show, including a special Songwriters Showcase, yoga, Women's HERstory night, a spoken word closing, etc. 


March 2019 again offered a myriad of events including the Opening, Silent Sky table reading, a special Songwriter's Showcase, and a jam packed Spoken Word closing that really was a variety show of talents! 

Broad Ideas 2020 looks to host multiple amazing events, including some brand new experiences.  

Click here to see calendar of events.

other ways to get involved

Have expertise you are interested in donating? We could always use more volunteers!  Email: 
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