Upcoming Events

The Byron Museum of History presents an Art Exhibition by members of

Eagle’s Nest Art Group February and March 2018

Artist’s Opening Reception – Saturday, February 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
FREE Admission
Art Show and Museum Hours: 10:00am to 3:00pm Wednesday – Saturday
FREE Admission

Checking In

Checking in with Carrie Lay,         Jan Barton, Marian Michaelis,      and Marsha BehrensENAG Logo


ENAG’s origins date back to 1957 when founder Harry Nurmet started the group, inspired by the turn-of-the-century Eagle’s Nest Art Colony which summered in Oregon, IL from 1898 to 1942.  The Colony was composed of a variety of Chicago painters, sculptors, writers, architects, and choreographers.  Their purpose was to learn from each other, pursue their arts, and share in a spirit of community.

That same spirit of learning, creating works of art, and sharing in community is found in today’s Eagle’s Nest Art Group.  It continues the tradition of nurturing the community of artists by hosting a number of art events.

Today a variety of media are represented, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, calligraphy, pencil, photography, handmade jewelry, fiber art, and several other forms of 3-dimensional art.  The group welcomes all forms of art.


The programs include art demonstrations, workshops, classes, and visits to art related sites such as local galleries, foundries, and museums.

Each spring the group has a membership art show.  In addition, members may display and sell their work in the studio during Oregon’s annual Autumn On Parade festival.  The group also hosts a show during Oregon’s November Candlelight Walk winter festival.

On most Thursdays throughout the year, 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., an informal group meets at the studio for lunch and an art work session.  Recently a Monday and a Friday session have been added. Call (815)732-7783 to confirm that the studio will be open.


Membership for the year is only $5, due each September, not pro-rated.  The year’s programming schedule is distributed to each member at the beginning of the program year.  If you would like a list of programs and/or a membership form, call (815)732-7783.