26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014


WELCOME to Raue Center’s 6×6 PROJECT fundraiser and online art auction/exhibition! All proceeds benefit Raue Center’s fine arts education programs, Mission Imagination and Raue Center School For The Arts, which have been enriching the lives of over 20,000 kids a year in the local community since 2001.

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. 

Purchase a canvas for $5 at one of the locations listed below. (No more than two (2) canvases submissions per artist, please) Create an original piece of art on your canvas. All mediums are allowed (i.e., paint, ink, photography, mixed media, clay, etc.). Return your completed canvas to Raue Center or one of the other participating locations by the drop-off deadline below.

Your work of art will be included in our online auction and exhibition. Public and Artists are invited to attend the in-person Reception to mix, mingle and Bid on your favorite pieces before the auction closes at 8p!

All artwork submitted to the 6×6 PROJECT will be available for viewing and bidding online at Auctria.com. 

Canvas Pick-up: January 3 – May 1, 2023
Submission Deadline: May 6, 2023
Online Auction:
June 5 – 24, 2023
June 24, 2023 (5:30-8p) Free and Open to the Public at Raue Center!

Artists can purchase a canvas or drop off completed canvases at any of the locations listed below. (Please check each participating locations’ hours of operations as they may differ.)

Out of the Box – 71 N. Williams Street | Crystal Lake, IL | (815) 444-7446

Brush Studio – 121 W. Main Street | Cary, IL | (847) 516-3880

Creative Arts Inc. – 400 Highland Avenue | Crystal Lake, IL | (815) 219-9243

Material Things – 103 E. Van Buren | Woodstock, IL | (815) 575-9710

Piano Trends – 35 Berkshire Dr | Crystal Lake, IL | (815) 477-4266

Reprographics – 26 Crystal Lake Plaza | Crystal Lake, IL | (815) 477-1018

Raue Center For The Arts – 26 N. Williams St | Crystal Lake, IL | (815) 356-9212 | Tues – Fri from 2 to 4 pm

Click here for complete participation guidelines.
Questions? Email  6x6project@rauecenter.org