News & Events

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Studio Available

Arts in Bartlett now has a studio available for an artist or musician. It is 11 x 11.5 ft for $275 a month with the ability to nearly double that space by including an attached space. Ideal for someone who needs a private space to rehearse or give music lessons or to create your own art. Studio occupants also have the use of the large community room for events or large group lessons. Arts in Bartlett currently has two piano and voice teachers, a cello teacher and children’s and adult art teachers occupying other studios. For more information, contact Cecilia Green, 630 372 4152 or

Village Hall Exhibit, 228 S. Main St., November 2 - 30 , 2015

"The Untold Story" Photography Exhibit with Val Mazzenga 

The November exhibit will feature the works of photojournalist Val Mazzenga. His photographs have won more than 200 awards including five Beck Awards- the Chicago Tribune’s highest accolade. He may be the most honored photographer in Tribune history. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize six times. 

He has done prize winning photo essays on Mother Teresa, President Nixon and Michael Jordan. He has photographed the Wonders of the World - Machu Pichu the Lost City of the Incas, the Taj Mahjal, Angkor Wat, the Great Wall of China, Carnival in Rio, and life along Bangkok’s Klong waterways. He covered the Russian Invasion of Afghanistan and Ground Zero. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois, School of Journalism and a keynote speaker. 

Please join us for a reception with refreshments and artist talk on Tuesday, November 17, from 6 to 7 pm. at Bartlett Village Hall, in the 2nd Floor Gallery, 228 S. Main Street.  Free and open to the public. Meet Val, who will share a short multimedia presentation on "The Untold Story” 

November-January Gallery

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


The November-January exhibit is called "Feast for the Eyes" with nearly 50 works related to food, dining, etc. for the holidays. Three artists in the Artist Gathering networking group have also created a special "dining" table installation. Reception/gallery talk with these artists is at our $5 Friday, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main Stl 

The Holiday Boutque section will be installed by November 10. We are still accepting holiday crafts, ornaments and gift items to sell in the gallery. For more information, contact Cecilia Green, 630 372 4152, 

CELLO RECITAL 7 to 8 p.m., November 15 AND November 22 

Come hear Dorothy Deen's cello students in their winter recital. Free and open to the public. 



The Arts in Bartlett Artist Group will be dining out for the November 17 gathering at 7 pm at Pilot Pete's Restaurant  in Schaumburg. All visual artists at all experience levels are welcome to come get acquainted.  Contact to rsvp by Nov. 16. 

Drop in Holiday Card Making Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 to 5

Come by anytime Saturday, Nov. 21 between 10 and 5 and make your own unique holiday cards with Linda Kay at Arts in Bartlett's Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. $5 a per person for 2 cards and envelopes, $1 each for additional card. Copy service available 15 cents a card. Reserve a spot and bring a friend. Questions? Contact Linda Kay at or 847 323 3615. 


Monday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m. Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. All members are welcome to attend. Contact Rita Lopienski, for more information.  

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY, December 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m.  Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St.

This year we can stay "at home" for the holidays. We'll host the party in our newly expanded community room surrounded by beautiful art in our new food-themed exhibit "Feast for the Eyes" and unique gift items in the Holiday Boutique. Finger food, drinks, fun, member recognitions! It's free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

We are also soliciting raffle prizes (gift certificates, baskets of products, etc) If you have a business or can ask a business or individual to donate, please help out. Or make up your own basket!

Reservations are required by Dec. 1. Call 630-372-4152 or email


Stop by Friday night, Dec. 4 after the Tree Lighting in Bartlett Park, from 6:30 to 8 to warm up with hot drinks and refreshments. Everything in the gallery will be on sale for 10% off. An additional 5% off when you bring in the 15% off coupon from the December Bartletter or the Gift Guide in the Nov. 25 Bartlett Examiner. The Holiday Sale and Open House will continue on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 to 5 and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.. Drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. for a free Family Ornament Making workshop with Miss Kathryn of Color My World Children's Art Studio. 

FREE COLOR MY WORLD FAMILY HOLIDAY ORNAMENT MAKING, Sundays: Dec 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, 1 to 3 p.m. 

Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. Contact Kathryn Benton for more information, 224 208 5707 or 

CHILDREN'S CHOIR PERFORMANCE, Thursday, Dec. 10, 5-6 pm 

Come hear our Children's Choir, directed by Mindy Dupee, in their last session of the year. Free and open to the public. The next cycle starts January 14 for 13 weeks. Go to "For Kids" page on our website for more information. Free and open to the public. 

PIANO RECITALS Saturday, Dec. 12, 6 to 9 pm and Sunday Dec. 13, 10:30 to 12 

Come hear Mindy Dupee's piano students in their winter recital. Free and open to the public. 


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


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 for more information.