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The Next Picture Show

Dixon, IL - Lee County
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  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Event Space: Yes


Art is for everyone.

Located in a renovated 1854 building in historic downtown Dixon, The Next Picture Show fine arts center is a place where art is created, shown, studied, and celebrated.

This working studio and gallery are open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

Rent the space for your special event

With a maximum occupancy of 237 on our main floor, TNPS has catered to many people’s needs for various occasions. For more information, go to the MEETING DETAILS below images.

TNPS provides a unique space surrounded by original works of art in the heart of Dixon’s downtown. Weddings, corporate events, private parties, bridal showers, and more will come to life at TNPS.

There is free parking in downtown Dixon, and people with disabilities can attend any event in the main gallery. Go to the Facility Rental page on the TNPS website at


Main-level Gallery rental:

  • TNPS member: $250.00, Non-member: $300.00
  • The final balance is due within ten days after the event.

Upon booking your event, a 25% deposit and a signed rental agreement (download below) are due. With a signed rental agreement, the renter may use the following: rectangle tables (10), chairs (65), tablecloths, and kitchen area (no stove).

Meeting Types:

  • Business Meetings
  • Weddings
  • Family Reunions

Meeting Amenities:

  • 3rd party catering allowed
  • Bar onsite
  • Free wifi
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