Bartlett Village Hall Gallery, 228 S. Main St. 

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. "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.

Get tickets now for the Walk in the Garden Party with cool jazz by Blaze Triptych May 20

Arts in Bartlett is bringing its garden inside on May 20 with paintings, live plants and live music. This 7-9 pm Garden Party at 215 S. Main, Bartlett,honors the artists in its  “Walk in the Garden” exhibit in cooperation with the Tri-Village Garden Club. This exhbit will be 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 are displaying 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.


Blaze Triptych, a Chicago-based jazz-funk Latin trio, performs. Attendees are invited to wearsummer whites and florals with straw hats just like an old fashioned garden party.  Free food and drink will be  served and artists in the exhibit will give a gallery talk. 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.

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, 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, Entertainers should contact Rita Lopienski, All other questions contact or call 630 372 4152. 


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, for more information.  


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.