News & Events

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Village Hall Exhibit, 228 S. Main St.

"These Walls Can Talk VIII" May 11-June 29, 2015. 

For the past eight years, The Bartlett Historical Society and Arts in Bartlett have partnered to bring the stories and images of area historic buildings to Bartlett Village Hall for a month-long exhibit in the 2nd Floor Gallery. The 8th annual exhibit, with photos and artworks of the people and places representing Bartlett’s rich history, will be on display from May 11-June 29 and is free and open to the public during hours Village Hall is open: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 am to noon.

119 S Hickory (c.1894) owned by Laurie Berg

".May 1 - July 30  "Daydreams - Abstract Art" exhibit, featuring Mark Yee, abstract artist from Chicago


Arts in Bartlett Art Center Gallery, 215 S. Main Street

Abstract art featured at Arts Center during May, June, July

Arts in Bartlett’s  next three-month  art exhibit “Daydreams: Abstract Art”, is on display now until July 30 at the Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main St. in Town Center. Mark Yee from Chicago is featured in the front gallery, along with local artists Joanne Barsanti, Kathie Chicoine Linda Kay, Wes Lee K, Cheryl  Lazopoulos, and Greta Pfeifer.  The gallery is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday noon to 7 p.m.  Come meet the artists at a special “$5 Friday” event , at 7 p.m. June 19, with food, drink and jazz musician Louise Kelly. Call 630 372 4152 for more information. 


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



May 1 - September 4: Now in its 23rd year, the Passport to Adventure Program sponsored by the members of the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Assocation invites children ages 4 and up to explore the local museums, nature centers and arts center. The Bartlett Arts Center will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. on Friday to offer a tour and a kite making activity. 


June 19      7 p.m., “$5 First Friday” party and reception for “Daydreams” Abstract artists. Food, drink and jazz musician Louise Kelly. 


While reconstruction is being done at the library this summer, the Arts Center will host two Bartlett Library programs and have a joint field trip.  

June 26:    9-11 a.m. Free story/craft time for PreK – 2nd grade with Bartlett Library staff

July 10:     9-11 a.m. Free story/craft time for PreK – 2nd grade with Bartlett Library staff

July 18      9:05 a.m. Board the Metra for a free family field trip to the Art Institute. Travel by trolley from Union Station to the museum. Register    at the library or the Arts Center. Limit of 32 on the trolley; others can walk or take a taxi. Limit of 50 overall. 

June 27-28      10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bartlett Arts Festival: art vendors, entertainment, children’s art activities, food. At Bartlett Park, North and Oak Street. Free. Go to 2015 Arts Fest Page for more details. 

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 for more information.