Current Programs

The Gaylord Building is pleased to announce an Artist in Residence Program with Red Clay Dance!

The Gaylord Building and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are pleased to announce an artist in residence program with Red Clay Dance Company beginning in June 2019 and continuing throughout the summer.  This program, partially funded through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, is rooted with the underlying goal of preserving African American culture throughout the I & M Canal National Heritage Corridor.   Red Clay Dance will conduct a series of FREE workshops and classes in the Gaylord Building’s third-floor gallery, 200 W 8th St., Lockport, beginning on Wednesday, June 5th.  Participants can contact the Gaylord Building at (815) 838-9400 for more information or to register for classes.  All workshops and classes are free and open to the public.   Online registration is available HERE.

Making the Artivist Workshops Flyer

Afro-Contemporary Classes Flyer















Making the Artivist Workshops:
Wednesday Sessions – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – June 5, June 12, June 19, & June 26
Saturday Sessions – Noon to 1:30 p.m. – June 8 & June 29

Afro-Contemporary Dance Classes:
Wednesday Sessions – 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26 & July 3
Check back often!  The Gaylord Building endeavors to provide beneficial information in an educational yet entertaining setting.  The historic site periodically schedules workshops, classes, and lectures on topics of interest to guests that relate to the site’s mission.

Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date details and a current schedule of programs and events.

Program Recommendations: We are always interested in your suggestions for future programs!  If you have an idea for a program topic or presenter, please feel free to contact us by calling (815) 838-9400 or email  Thank you!