News & Events

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We're looking for someone to shoot a video about the Arts Center: You could win $250! 

The Village of Bartlett is having a video contest to promote the Village's shopping, dining and entertainment. We'd like to create one featuring our gallery and activities at the Arts Center. Videos will be featured on the Discover Bartlett Facebook page and on the Village website and TV channel.  The videos getting the most votes from viewers in each category will win a $250 gift certificate.

You can enter in one of three categories: high school students, adult, and children under 13 years old. The length is 30 to 120 seconds. The contest closes on April 1.

Just check out our calendar of events and the Color My World class schedule. Come in and shoot video and then edit down to the most interesting clips to show what Arts in Bartlett has to offer.  Upload to your favorite video hosting site such as youtube and then send a link to . If you have any questions about what to feature, just contact us at or 630 372 4152.

 High School Scholarship Application. Deadline April 15, 2015. Click here to download description and application 

New Village Hall Exhibit

Egret Preening, photo by Joanne Barsanti 

March 2-April 6,  2015,  Bartlett Village Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery, 228 S. Main St. "Delicate Beauty" Photography The exhibit  features Joanne Barsanti's body of work that transitions from "pure" traditional photography to the world of Fine Art.  Open when Village Hall is open, Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:30 and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. 

March  17 Artist Reception

6:00 to 7 p.m. Joanne Barsanti  Exhibit Reception. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. 

March 17, 2015  Arts in Bartlett Artist Gathering 


March 10-April 3,  2015,  Hanover Park Park District Art Gallery, 1919 Walnut, Hanover Park  

First Venue for Annual Members Art Exhibit. 

Reception: March 23, 6 to 8 p.m. 

 April 8-May 8,  2015,  Bartlett Village Hall Art Gallery, 228 S. Main St., Bartlett, 2nd Floor

Second venue for Annual Members Art Exhibit. You can still get in on this show. Go to Adult Art Page for mre details and agreement form. Reception April 21. 6-7 pm 


Teacher Linda Kay, Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main. Go to the Adult Art Page for more information and registration  

Friday, March 13, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Linda Kay's Uncorked Art Classes "Starry Eve" 

Monday, March 16, 6, 7 or 8 p.m. drop in Intro to Zen Doodl

Wednesday, March 18, 7-9 pm, Art of Zen Doodles, Patterns 2

Sunday March 22,  2-4 pm,  Linda Kay's Uncorked Art Classes "Starry Eve"

Wednesday, March 25, 7-9 pm, Art of Zen Doodles, Patterns 3

Friday, March 27 6:30-9 pm.  Linda Kay's Uncorked Art Classes "Sunset Palms"

Saturday, March 28 9:30 a.m. to noon "Fun with Yupo Paper” Ink and Media

Monday, March 30

Arts in Bartlett Board Meeting, Arts Center, 215 S. Main. all members are welcome. 

Sunday, April 26 

Children's Fashion Show, featuring local designers and children’s clothing stores as a fundraiser for the Bartlett Center for the Arts. It will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday April 26, at a location to be announced. 

 Volunteers are needed. Can you 

  • Donate or acquire raffle items, arts-related items are encouraged
  • Help plan theme, music, props, staging
  • Help plan refreshments
  • Sell tickets
  • Videotape event
  • Design program and posters
  • Sell ads for program
  • Plan choreography
  • Handle the “talent” lineup at event
  • Plan “halftime” entertainment 

To volunteer, contact us at; 630 372 4152

Every Wednesday, 7 p.m.  Bartlett International Chorus, Rehearsal takes place at the new Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. New members welcome. Call Rita 630-956-8814 for more information.  

Saturday & Sunday, June 27-28

Annual Festival of the Arts. Deadline for artist applications is April 1. Go to the 2015 Arts Fest page for more information