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Bartlett Village Hall Gallery, 228 S. Main St. 

The Annual Members Show is now on display at Bartlett Village Hall until May 6 . Artists participating are Beverly Miotke, Elaine Bevente, Kathie Chicoine, Lucy Litvenenko, Lambert Lucietto, Greta Pfeifer, Victory Centre artists: Suzanne Shoemaker, Helen Frank, & Shirley Peske; and Sigrid Wonsil. The artist reception is 6-7 pm, Tuesday, April 19. It is free and open to the public. 


May exhibit a farewell restropective for Linda Kay

Linda Kay has been an active member of Arts in Bartlett since our beginning in 2003, participating in the Arts Festival and leading the artist networking group, being 215 Gallery manager, creating our fiber flash for Heritage Days the past two years, teaching adult classes and as an artist in residence at 215 S. Main. The list of her contributions to our organization earned her the Star Performer Award in 2015. 

She is fulfilling a life-long dream to live in Florida and will be moving soon, so our May 9 - June 4 exhibit features Linda in  "My Dream Life - a retrospective, so far..." The reception will be Tuesday May 17 from 6 to 7. 

Exhibits at Arts Center, 215 S. Main St. 

Primarily Red

Week of April 25. Last chance to see the "Primarily Red" exhibit at the 215 Gallery and pick out a new work to bring "pop" of color to your home or office. 15% off everything in the gallery for members and nonmembers alike this week only! Prices start at under $100 and our spring jewelry is also on sale. This exhibit will be gone by Saturday, April 30. If you are an artist with works in this, please come pick them up Tuesday or Thursday April 26 or 28 (10 to 5) or Friday, noon to 7. If you have works with the theme of the May/June/July exhibit "A Walk in the Garden" also bring them in by 10 a.m. Saturday April 30. See the link below to download the form and the framing requirements.


The next cycle of works for May, June and July will be "A Walk in the Garden." All media are welcome that fit the theme. Everyone except Garden Club members should  Download the application form (page 1) to submit works and framing requirements (page 2)  for this exhibit here.  They should be delivered Tuesday or Thursday, April 26 or 28, 10 to 5 p.m. or Friday, noon to 6. Works must be here by 10 a.m. Saturday. Hanging starts at 11 a.m. Or call Cecilia for an appointment. 630 372 4152. 

The Garden Party reception for the artists and the Tri-Village Garden Club is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, with live music by Blaze Triptych, a Chicago-based jazz trio. Bring out your summer whites and florals with hats just like an old fashioned garden party.  Advance tickets are $10 for one, $15 for 2 and $5 for students. $5 more at the door. Refreshments will be served. Go to the Ticket page for advance tickets. Click here to find out more about Blaze Triptych

The Tri-Village Garden Club is participating in this exhibit with window boxes and garden photos from members. Garden Club, download this form for your photo submissions. This is the window box “Tweet Home Chicago” with birds, birdhouses and nests that won 2nd place in a competition during the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.


There are still a few artist spaces left for some media. Go to for artist applications for the June 25-26, 2016 Bartlett Festival of the Arts, available online on the 2016 Arts Fest page. Now in its 14th year, the Arts Festival accept all forms of fine arts and fine crafts for this popular community event in Bartlett Park.  The festival includes nonstop entertainment on the main stage, children’s art activities, and food.

In addition, the culinary arts and literary arts will be added to this year’s event. If you are an author who would like to sell your book in the Author's Tent, you can download the author form on the Arts Fest page. Please contact Cecilia Green,art@artsinbartlett.org if you have prepared food products you’d like to sell and demonstrate. Sponsor forms are also on the Arts Fest page.

Those interested in being a  food vendor should contact Sue Stocks,sstocks@gmx.com. Entertainers should contact Rita Lopienski, rlopienski@sbcglobal.net All other questions contact art@artsinbartlett.org or call 630 372 4152. 

Arts in Bartlett Dinearound for the Arts

 Chili’s in Streamwood, Hoffman Estates and Stratford Square gives 15% back from your meal purchase to Arts in Bartlett during the months of February/March/April when you bring in the attached voucher. You can also pick one up at Arts in Bartlett. This fundraiser ends April 30. 

ARTS IN BARTLETT BOARD MEETING

Monday, May 23 , 7:00 p.m.(new time) Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. All members are welcome to attend.  Contact Rita Lopienski, rlopienski@sbcglobal.net for more information.  

INTERNATIONAL CHORUS

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