About Wright Gallery


The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art is a major cultural resource for artists and Lake County residents alike. Established by the College of Lake County Foundation in 1981, the gallery is committed to displaying the works of Illinois artists and increasing the visibility of nationally known artists in Lake County. The gallery promotes tours and educational programs in conjunction with its exhibitions.

Located in the Grayslake campus Library, the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art provides the perfect atmosphere for viewing art. With 2,500 square feet of display area, the glass-enclosed gallery overlooking Willow Lake is one of the largest in all of Illinois’ community colleges.  

Gallery Hours

8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
Closed, Sunday
Hours vary during College breaks
The Gallery is open during Library hours (Grayslake campus) Click here for hours

Contact Information

Address: College of Lake County 19351 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-543-2240


Bob Lossmann
Art Gallery Curator
Office Location: D110
Voice: (847)543-2436


The permanent collection of the college numbers over 600 works from not only significant Illinois artists, but also nationally and internationally recognized artists. The collection reflects a diverse range in media and style and is displayed throughout the Grayslake, Lakeshore and Southlake Campuses. Large, outdoor sculptures grace the grounds of the Grayslake campus.


The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art presents seven exhibits throughout the year, three of which feature Lake County artists. The fall season starts with Recent Works, a juried competition for Lake County artists with cash awards and purchase prizes. January offers a group exhibit open to all Artist Members of the gallery. The CLC Student Art Competition in the spring provides a venue for college art students to professionally display and possibly sell their works. Five other exhibits throughout the year include critically acclaimed artists whose diverse expressions create the opportunity to broaden and perhaps even challenge the community at large.