26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014


We are excited to kick off the 6th annual 6×6 PROJECT which starts January 3, 2024. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate by creating original works of art, in a variety of mediums, on 6×6” canvases. Since our inaugural 6×6 PROJECT fundraising event in 2019, almost 1000 small original works of art have been donated and over $80,000 has been raised.

All artwork submitted to the 6×6 PROJECT will be available for viewing online and can be bid on in an online auction starting June 10, 2024. During this time, the local community will also be able to see the canvases in person, with mini-mosaics installed in various locations in Crystal Lake, McHenry, and Woodstock.

The 6×6 PROJECT will finish with a public reception at Raue Center For The Arts on the evening of June 29, 2024. Artists and the community are invited to attend the reception to view the art in a full mosaic installation featuring all submissions and bid on the art.

Visit Raue Center’s box office or one of the partner locations that are joining us for this important cause. Complete a participation form and obtain a canvas (maximum of 2 per artist) for a $5 donation Please double check the hours of operation for each location before going there.

  • Out of the Box – 71 N. Williams Street | Crystal Lake, IL | (815) 444-7446
  • Makity Make – 203 E. Main Street | Algonquin, IL | (224) 678-7090
  • Creative Arts, Inc. – 400 Highland Avenue | Crystal Lake, IL | (815) 219-9243
  • Reprographics – 26 Crystal Lake Plaza | Crystal Lake, IL | (815) 477-1018
  • Piano Trends – 35 Berkshire Drive | Crystal Lake, IL | (815) 477-4266
  • Material Things – 103 E. Van Buren | Woodstock, IL | (815) 575-9710

Create an original work of art on the 6” x 6” canvas. You can use any medium – paints, markers, clay, photography, mixed media, etc. All the details are on the Participation Rules you will receive with your canvas.

When your art is completed, drop it off at Raue Center’s box office OR one of the other partner locations before the deadline, May 13, 2024. All art that is received will be photographed and added to the online auction site and mini mosaics will be installed around Crystal Lake and other locations in McHenry County.

Questions? email 6x6project@rauecenter.org

Please complete your artist statement online before turning in your art.
Please title your piece and include the medium you used (acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, glass, etc.).
Please include the number on the back of your canvas.

Can’t find your number?
Questions? email 6x6project@rauecenter.org