16-18 West VanBuren St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Renovations to the university’s St. Bonaventure Hall are completed. The $2.2 million interior and exterior renovation of the 18,000-square-foot building includes classrooms, a courtroom for mock trial activities, student study and leisure space, computer labs and offices.
The building, donated to USF by BMO Harris Bank, will be open for the start of the new academic year (fall semester 2014) and home to Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management, History, Political Science and Criminal & Social Justice, along with some College of Business & Health Administration activities.
A fall semester 2014 grand opening is in planning.
USF already operates its Arts & Design programs and a gallery at the Rialto Square Theatre in downtown Joliet.
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The Center for Art & Design is located at this address:
Center for Art & Design
5 Van Buren St.
Joliet, Ill. 60432
The Art and Design Department offers students the unique opportunity to study at the center of the new Rialto Arts District artist community. Located in the developing Joliet City Center, Art and Design Department is on the third and fourth floors of the Rialto Square Theater building in some 16,454 square feet of space. The newly renovated facilities in the historic Rialto building were specially designed for arts students. Along with arts majors, the facility will serve community outreach initiatives.
The facility includes a woodshop, printmaking studio, two digital labs, a digital printing lab, photo studio/lecture room, ceramics room, kiln area and drawing and printing studio. Individual artist studios for upperclassmen and gallery spaces are featured. Student lounge space and faculty offices are also provided.
A USF gallery, located street side at the corner of Van Buren and Scott streets.
Many restaurants, government buildings, Harrah’s Casino, and, of course, the renowned Rialto Square Theatre can be found in downtown Joliet. The City Center also serves as the county seat for Will County.
The Art and Design Department is within easy walking distance from Union Station and is also on the city’s bus routes. Shuttle service is provided from the main USF campus to the Downtown Campus.
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25 East Van Buren Street
Joliet, IL, 60432
This show space has been made possible in part with a generous $100,000 donation from the Caesars Foundation. Caesars Entertainment is the parent company to Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel. A $50,000 grant from the Will County Board also funded the project. The Will County Board’s financial support for the art gallery was made possible through the Laraway Road Host Fee Agreement
that Will County has with Waste Management.