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Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. 

Arts in Bartlett summer interns Aly Morse, Jordan Reniva, Andrew Viveros and Madeline Derango  will host a $5 Friday Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. on July 8 and July 22. It is free to those who preregister to perform and $5 for all others at the door. Walk in performers are welcome. Send your name, email and phone number to along with what you willl perform or text 630 632 3053. All forms of performance are welcome in this family friendly show.

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

July 6-August 6, 2016, Artist Reception July 19, 6 to 7 pm

 “Art from My Soul to Yours” Paintings by Wes Lee K

charcoal, graphite, and pastel pencils. Recently she has started
experimenting with digital painting on her IPad. After graduating with a BFA in
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.

Wes Lee K is a modern landscape-dreamscape and portrait painter.  Born in Chicago, he currently resides in Bartlett, IL.


Influenced by the likes of Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Seurat, and Kinkade, Wes Lee K is becoming known for his bold use of color and texture, painting the passion that lies in his heart and mind right onto the canvas. 


It is notable that Wes Lee K also is very involved in art-oriented therapy with persons having dementia, hospice care and other challenges as part of his professional body of work.


Wes’ personal view on his art: “I think the most special component of my artwork is the way I combine color and brush stroke, as if I were sculpting the painting, with a touch of dreamscape!  I developed some of this technique from back in the day of creating model railroading environments.  Something that is real yet takes you away to somewhere very special in your mind and spirit.”

Come meet Wes at the Artist Reception, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Juy 19, 2016. Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, July 19,  2016, 7 - 9 pm

Bartlett Arts Center, 215 S. Main, Artist's Gathering
The Art’s in Bartlett Artist’s Group is a casual group that gathers the 3rd Tuesday of the month to talk about art, events, and exhibits; have demos and presentations, and experiment with new techniques. Feel free to bring new work for feedback. 

 Exhibits at Arts Center, 215 S. Main St. "Walk in the Garden" May/June/July

“Garden Party,” an acrylic painting by Marianne McKoveck, Palatine, is among the garden-themed works  at the Bartlett Center for the Arts.

Arts in Bartlett brought its  garden inside with paintings and live plants for a three month long exhibit  “Walk in the Garden” exhibit up during the months of May, June and July.  Artists from as close as Bartlett, Hanover Park, Streamwood, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Elgin, and as far away as Palatine, New Lenox, Oak Park, and River Grove display their garden themed art. The Tri-Village Garden Club are displaying photos of their gardens  along with unusual plantings in containers such as tool boxes and shoes.

 The next exhibit for August, September and November will be "Amerca the Beautiful." Submissions should be delivered the last week of July. The award winners in the VFW Patriotic Art competition at Bartlett High School will also be on display.


Join us the week of July 18-25 at  O'Hare's Pub. a family owned restaurant and sports bar at 1085 West Army Trail Road, for our next Dine-Around for the Arts.  This is our popular FUNraiser where we enjoy a meal at a local restaurant and they give a percentage of the bill back to Arts in Bartlett as a donation.Click here to download the coupon you must bring with you to give Arts in Bartlett credit. 


Monday, July 25 , 7:00 p.m.(new time) Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. All members are welcome to attend.  Contact Rita Lopienski, for more information.