News & Events

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New Village Hall Exhibit

"Amiercan Woman" ceramic by Lambert Lucietto

April 8 - May 8,  Bartlett Village Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery, 228 S. Main St. Annual Arts in Bartlett Member Show  

The 11th Annual Arts in Bartlett Members’ Art Exhibit will be at the Bartlett Village Hall Gallery  on the 2nd Floor of 228 S. Main St.  from April 8 to May 8 during the times that Village Hall is open—8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The artist reception, free and open to the public is 6-7 pm, Tuesday, April 21.Artists in this years’ show are Joanne Barsanti, Lisa Callaghan, Raquel Gabuya, Linda Kay, Lucy Litvinenko, Melissa Lloyd,  Lambert Lucietto, Nancy Marshall, Rosie Martindale, Patricia Panopoulos,  and Greta Pfeifer.  

April 21 Artist Reception

6:00 to 7 p.m. Annual Members Exhibit Reception. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. 

April 21 Arts in Bartlett Artist Gathering 

The Arts in Bartlett Artist Group will meet on Tuesday, April 21st, 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Arts Center Community Room , 215 S. Main for some shaving cream marbling fun. Linda Kay will show you how to create marbled papers using shaving cream and acrylic paints to create beautiful background papers that can be use for many purposes.Free and open to all. 

April 26 Bartlett Project Runway. A first-ever children's fashion show, 2:30 p.m., Oak Room, Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road. Benefit for the Arts Center. Go to the Arts Center page for more details and tickets. 

Monday, April 27 6:30 p.m. Arts in Bartlett Board Meeting, Arts Center. All members are welcome to attend. 

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

Arts in Bartlett seeks artists who would like to participate in an abstract art exhibit in the Bartlett Center for the Arts gallery, 215 S. Main, during May, June and July. Entitled  “Daydreams: Abstract Art” this exhibit will feature paintings or 3-D pieces that fall under the general description of art that does not depict a recognizable person, place or thing in the natural world, buts based on what you see: color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale. Featured artist will be Mark Yee from Chicago. Other artists who would like to participate should  bring their pieces  into Arts in Bartlett by April 27. The next “$5 Friday” event at 7 pm on June 5 will include a reception for these artists, with food, drink and jazz musician Louise Kelly. Click here to get an agreement form and if you are a first-time exhibitor in the gallery, an application form. 


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

April 24 6:30 - 9 p.m. Roses on Yupo Paper Friday, April 24, 6:30-9 pm. Beginners and Painters welcome. Learn to go with the flow of ink on Yupo paper to create a free form style of floral painting that is intuitive. .   

May 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon Fun with Yupo Paper Beginners and Painters welcome. A great way to try Yupo paper with assorted inks, altering mediums to create unique abstract original artwork.    

May 8, 7-9 p.mLinda Kay's Uncorked Art Classes - Deco art Social Art working: “Lavender Fields”   Beginners and Painters welcome. A sip and splash paint on canvas class that takes you step-by-step to a beautiful painting. 


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. 


May 17:   1-4 pm, Free cello recital with nine students of Dorothy Deen.

May 30:   1-4 pm, Free Cello Studio Open House. Have your child try out a cello, with various sizes available.


June 4      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.