We believe that with a little encouragement, everyone can try their hand at art! As an example, in 2008 the Art & Culture Commission hosted a series of Painting Jams. The Jams were held at various locations around town including Alvernia Manor, Franciscan Village, and MB Financial Bank. Using only black and white paint (plus the infinite array of shades this can create) young and old painters created imaginative masterpieces on square panels which were later made available for sale and can be purchased at the Lemont Center for the Arts. Proceeds from the Painting Jam artworks are used by the Commission for future Village art projects.