Celebrating Lives of Achievement


Introducing the

 The Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame was officially founded in 2001 to give public recognition to artists associated with the Fox Valley by birth, education, residence, or service who have achieved national or international acclaim.  The organization got its start more than a year earlier during a commemoration of the Millennium.


The artists honored with induction every other year represent the visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, media arts and educator/curator/benefactor.  Each must have served at least twenty years in his or her profession.  A second objective of the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame is to ensure a strong cultural legacy for future generations.

We would like to introduce the 2018 Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame inductees. The Class of 2018 brings the total number of inductees to 62.  Below you will find the names and photos of each of the inductees.

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Sterling “Stu” Ainsworth


Bobbie Brown

Visual Arts – Painting

Frank Catalano

Performing Arts - Music

William LeBaron

Visual Arts – Film Producer

William Moulis

Visual Arts – Murals

LaVerne Newsome

Performing Arts – Educator