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SHOW YOUR BARTLETT PRIDE with a 125th Anniversary T-Shirts

Arts in Bartlett is the official outlet for the Village's 125th Anniversary T-shirts. They come in the original white or tie dyed in pink, blue or purple. $10 each. Come in to pick yours up or to order if we are out of your size. Tues/Thurs/Sat 10 am. to 5 p.m., Friday noon to 6 p.m. We will be open Sunday, Sept. 25 10 to 4 for the bike ride throughout Bartlett. 

Art Center Exhibit "America the Beautiful" 

2016 marks the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, Election Year and the 125th Anniversary of Bartlett. It is appropriate that we reflect on the many blessings we enjoy by living in this great nation and the Village of Bartlett. 

In cooperation with the VFW Post 11018 Auxiliary, Arts in Bartlett launched an art exhibit on August 2: "America the Beautiful," with local artists interpreting the theme in their works and a display of the Bartlett High School winners in the VFW Post 11018 Auxiliary’s Young American Patriotic Art Contest. 

The exhibit will be on display for three months ending October 31. The next exhibit "Those Who Can" for November 2016 - January 2017 will be an exhibit of works by School District U-49 visual arts teachers

Bartlett Village Hall 2nd Floor Gallery, 228 S. Main St

August 9 - September 30  "From the Sea" Oil painting exhibit by Sigrid Wonsil

illustration from Northern Illinois University, Marianne worked for several years
as a designer for a printing company and a freelance illustrator. One of her
colored pencil drawings, entitled “Pointe” was published in the book “"The Best
Of Colored Pencil 2”, which was sponsored by the Colored Pencil Society of
America. She has lived in Bartlett since 1991 and is currently on the board of
Arts in Bartlett.



The first Little Free Library in Bartlett sits just outside our door at 215 S. Main and all are welcome to "take a book, return a book."  It joins 40,000 Little Free Libraries are found in all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide  16 million books each year are being exchanged through Little Free Libraries worldwide since the movement to encourage reading and build community in 2010. The Friends of the Bartlett Public Library donated our first books available for exchange. Come ready to take a book and leave a book.  If you have additional books you'd like to donate, please bring them to the Arts Center when we are open Tues/Thurs/Sat. 10 to 5; Fri noon to 6. We especially welcome children's books and books about the arts (music, art, theater).  The design on the Little Free Library is of course arts-related and the "Starry Night' design was created by 2016 Intern Madeline Derango inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting. 

·        Friday, Sat. and Sunday, Sept. 16 & 18, Sept. 23, 24, 25: World Premiere of Russ Devereaux’s play “The Coffee Shop.” Go to the ticket page for more information and to buy advance tickets.  

·        Friday, Sept. 30: 6:30 pm Art After Dark, wine and painting a familiar Bartlett icon with Laura Fazio and Lisa Doeringsfeld. Go to Adult Art Page of for more information 

·        Wednesday, October 5: Dine-around with the Arts with the popular D’licious Crepes and Roti right here in Town Center. Arts in Bartlett will get a donation of 30% of your check if you take in this coupon. Cut out below or  Click here to download the coupon. 

     Saturday, October 8: Bring your unused items to our FunDrive Fundraiser Oct. 8 

    Time to clean out your closet, basement and garage to get ready for winter.  Bring them to Arts in Bartlett between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday October 8 to the tent in the back parking lot. A Saver’s truck will weigh the items and pay us 20 cents a pound for soft goods like clothes, shoes, purses and linens, 10 cents a pound for hard goods like small electric appliances, toys and games, kitchen items, sports equipment and jewelry an 5 cents a pound for books/CDs/DVDs.