News & Events

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

"12x12x12" digital fundraising campaign has been launched, asking local residents to go on to donate $12 a family by the 12th month for our 12th Anniversary. To learn more about 12X12X12, or to donate, please visit our link on the  Art Center page. A list of materials and furnishing will also be listed for those who are able and would like to donate. Thank you to all who have participated thus far. 

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

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 or for more information.  

January 2-30, 2015,  Bartlett Village Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery, 228 S. Main St. "Color My World Young Artists" Exhibition by studets 8 and older.  Reception January 20, 6-8 pm


While Miss Kathryn is out, we know her students miss coming to the Arts Center to do art projects, so in her absence, Arts in Bartlett’s Center for the Arts will welcome students and parents into the Arts Center on the schedule below. January 10, 17 and 31 activities are free for 2015 family members and $5 materials fee for nonmembers. Please call 630 372 4152 or email to reserve your spot for activities that start on the hour, except for January 24.

 Saturday Jan. 10:  11 to 4 p.m.

Art Scavenger Hunt  Game in Gallery with Prizes

Drawing inspired by art in gallery

Giant Floor Puzzles

Saturday Jan 17: 11 to 4 p.m.

Art Scavenger Hunt Game

Frozen Activities:            

                Frozen Bingo

                Frozen Puppet making

                Frozen musical game

                Frozen Bowling

                Frozen Trivia Game

 Saturday Jan. 24:  noon to 2 p.m.

Noon: Kids can make a percussion instrument, then stay for the --

1 p.m. Family Drumming Circle with Rita Lopienski, music educator and music therapist. Learn the history and culture of exotic drums from around the world, and experience playing them for creativity, stress reduction and fun. Appropriate for all ages, and drums will be provided.  We encourage kids to come early at noon or stay after the drumming circle to create their own percussion instrument. Drumming circle is free for all. ALL AGES WELCOME. 

Saturday Jan. 31:  11 to 4 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with art, crafts, music and snacks

Saturday February 7: 1 to 3 pm

Cello Open House in Dorothy Deen’s Cello Studio. Dorothy has been a professional cello player for more than 25 years and is principal cello with Light Opera Works and also performs with the New Philharmonic. She has a master’s in cello performance and pedagogy. She will demonstrate the cello and have various sizes for children to adult to try. She gives lessons to all ages from beginner to advanced.  

January 20, 2015  Artist Reception Bartlett Village Hall. 6 to 8 p.m. 

January 20, 2015  Arts in Bartlett Artist Gathering 

7:9 pm  Arts in Bartlett Arts Center, 215 S. Main. Learn a new hand Tunisian crochet scarf technique. Bring two skeins of #6 chunky yard in any color and a yarn needle. Free. Contact to RSVP or for more details. 


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

Sunday, January 18  “My Favorite Vase” mixed media collage

Friday, January 23 7-9 pm “Linda Kay’s Uncorked Art Classes”

Saturday, January 24 3-5:30 pm Beginners Tunisian Crochet” Coaster Set

Saturday, January 24 7-8:30 pm “Tunisian Hand Crochet” Infinity Scarf

Monday, January 26, 7-9 p.m. “Fun with Yupo Paper” Ink and Media

Saturday February 7, 10 am – noon “Fun with Yupo Paper” Ink and Media

Saturday February 7,  3-5 pm “Linda Kay’s Uncorked Art Classes”

Monday, February 16. One hour, on the hour 6,7 or 8 pm Beginners “Zen Doodle Drawing” Drop in Class

Saturday February 21,  1-5 pm  My Favorite Vase” mixed media collage

Saturday, February 21, 6:30 to 9 pm Beginners “Tunisian Crochet” Coaster Set

Monday, February 23. 6-7 pm Beginners “Zen Doodle Drawing” Drop in Class

Monday, February 23, 7-8:30 pm  Intermediate “Tunisian Hand Crochet” Infinity Scarf

Friday, February 27, 6:30 – 9 pm Intermediate “Tunisian Hand Crochet” 3 Color Scarf

Adult Outing 

 Friday, February 13, 2015. "No Way to Treat a Lady" Comedy Thriller at Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run, St. Charles. Tickets in our block must be purchsed by January 23, 2015. Discounted price for Arts in Bartlett members: $25 for 1st ticket, $45 for 2 tickets, $20 for each ticket after that.  ($32-$42 at box office)  and $10 from every ticket goes to Arts in Bartlett 

Click here to read the flyer. Buy your ticket voucher here. 

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