News & Events

See our newsletters (current and past)  for full details of activities.

Village Hall Exhibit, 228 S. Main St., August 1-22

The Beauty of Taiwan" an international oil painting exhibit organized by the Midwest Hakka Association and President Eric Chou with the international art curator, Huan H. Su, in honor of Bartlett's 5th Anniversary of the Sister City program. 

Taiwan Jade Mountain

Please join us at the artist reception, Tuesday, August 18, from 6 to 7 pm. at Bartlett Village Hall, in the 2nd Floor Gallery, 228 S. Main Street. Free and open to the public.

August-October Gallery

"Photography: A Love Story" featuring garden canvases from Shelly Lawler and news photography from her photojournalist husband Val Mazzenga, as well as several other Arts in Bartlett member photographers.


Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, 10 to 5, Friday, Noon to 7.  Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St.

August 20

Children's Choir performance ending first summer sessions.  New 13 week session starts September 10, open to children grades 2 to 8.  Go to For Kids page for information and registration blank.

$5 Friday

August 21 - $5 Friday with gallery talk by featured photographesr from "A Love Story" and love ballads from singer LaVerne Bobkowski.  7-9, food and drink.

LaVerne Bobowski


September 10 - Dine Around for the Arts at Pilot Pete's, Schaumburg.  Get coupon here to have a portion of your check go to Arts in Bartlett.

September 15 - Theater Outing to St. Charles Fox Valley Repertory "Maybe Baby It's You".  Get ticket voucher at Arts in Bartlett to exchange for ticket that night.  $25 for 1st ticket, $20 per ticket for more.

Heritage Days

August 27 - Deadline for Children's Coloring Contest.  Entry rules and drawings of familiar Bartlett sites – Bartlett Park playground, Bartlett Fire Barn, or Autumn in Bartlett – are avail-able at Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Rd., Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main St.; Banbury Fair, 221 W. Railroad Ave.; or Derango Dental, 104 S. Oak St.  Prizes include 4 free Saturday sessions at Color My World Children’s Art Studio ($60 value) and a free Bartlett Heri-tage Days button.

September 12 - 2:30pm Deadline for Kite Decorating Contest.  Bring to AT&T Park.

September 12-13 - 10 to 4 Color My World Children's Art Studio art activity on sidewalk on Town Center

September 13 - Bartlett's Antique Road Show 1-3 Art Center's Community Room, 215 S. Main


August 22 & September 25 - Flowers on Yupo Paper class by Linda Kay.  10am & September 25, 6:30pm.

August 28 - Uncorked Social Deco Art: Starry Eve by Linda Kay 6:30pm

August 29 & September 19 - Healing HeART journaling and art class by Linda Kay 9am

September 5 - Uncorked Social Deco Art: Red Sunflowers by Linda Kay 10am; Fun with Yupo Paper, 3pm

September 18 - Uncorked Social Deco Art: Country Boquet by Linda Kay, 6:30pm


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


May 1 - September 4: Now in its 23rd year, the Passport to Adventure Program sponsored by the members of the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Assocation invites children ages 4 and up to explore the local museums, nature centers and arts center. The Bartlett Arts Center will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. on Friday to offer a tour and a kite making activity. 

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.