Art Gallery

Featuring Emerging Local Artists All Year Long!

Common Ground strives to be the center of a vibrant community. Our owners believe that a vibrant community is one that is alive with art.

Our gallery is located in our highly utilized Flatlander Classroom, a space dedicated to connecting the community, facilitating educational opportunities focusing on healthy living, and providing access to local artists. This multi-use space is ideal for integrating the arts into the urban environment and creating partnerships among artists, the community and business. This year, we will be hosting two artist at a time, allotting each artist a locked case that is 8’ long x 44’’ high x 4’’ wide. We always welcome kids and group shows to apply!

Newest Installations of Local Artists: CU Poetry and Jackie Richards

CU Poetry

A collection of poems from the Champaign Urbana Poetry Group, "Crows on a Line"

New Book available for $11 with poets or on Amazon.

About CU Poetry Group:

CU Poetry Group is a community group that welcomes poets of all levels to share their work for feedback in a constructive and supportive environment. 

To purchase CU Poetry's newly release anthology book from Amazon, buy now!

To purchase in person, contact CU Poetry: 


Jackie Richards

Raw Delight

About Jackie Richards

Jackie's joy is in making art. She does not speak in words. It is by her paintings that she is able to speak the complexity and depth of her mind and her feeling. These works were made at Development Services Center, a local organization that gives people like Jackie a place to pursue learning and space to achive dreams. 

About the medium:

Jackie works primarily with acrylic, markers and crayons on paper. She includes collage elements often. Mostly the work is on paper. She loves to use canvas when she can get it.

To purchase Jackie's work, please contact Jess with Development Services Center: