Arts in Bartlett Gallery 215 S. Main

 Arts Center exhibit for November/December/January"Timbre" Exhibit 

Where can you meet John Lennon and Beethoven? 

At Arts in Bartlett's gallery, 215 S. Main, Bartlett in its new gallery exhibit,  "Timbre: The Color of Sound" Timbre is the character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity."Artists have created works on the theme of music interpreted in many different ways -- abstracts, portraits, photographs, oils, pastels and ceramics. Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 10 to 5 and Friday noon to 6 pm. This exhibit closes January 30, 2018.

Looking ahead -- artists can be working on these future exhibits and sales opportunities

February, March, April 2018: "On A Grand Scale" Think big! Here's your opportunity to work large or make a big impact! Interpret this however you'd like! Click here to get application form and hanging requirements.

Saturday, October 7 through December

Accepting Fall & Holiday craft & gift items for our annual Boutique sale, ongoing through the holidays. Just drop off your items with the agreement form. We take 20% commission for members, 35% for nonmembers when you have a sale. Otherwise no cost to you. Go to the Adult Art page of to download the agreement form.

Pop Up Shop, Nov. 25 at Arts in Bartlett 

November 25 is Small Business Sunday. Come to downtown Bartlett and support our local shops. At Arts in Bartlett, we will pack the gallery with  local vendors selling crafts, art, food, decor and gift items. A special shopping table to kids-only. All items $1-$5. Hours are 11 am to 4 pm. New vendors accepted until space is filled. Go to the Holiday page for details and forms. 

Now through Dec. 9

Raffle for entries in “Decorate a Flower Pot” contest. $2 a ticket or 6 for $10

Eighteen decorated pots were entered in the Bartlett Heritage Days "Decorate a Flower Pot" contest.  Winners are Rosanne Derango for "Bartlett Heritage", youth Lindsay DeBuhr and adult Dale Anne Kasuba for "Best Theme", and youth Chloe Hernandez and adult Michelle Lusader for "Most Creative".   

All the entered flower pots were donated and are on display at the Arts in Bartlett Center, 215 S. Main St. until December 8, when the winning raffle tickets will be drawn, with proceeds benefiting the high school scholarship and Budding Talent Grant. Raffle tickets are now for sale at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main 


Bartlett Village Hall Exhibits, 228 S. Main, 2nd Floor Gallery

Cindy Meier "A Little Bit of This, A Little of That" 

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 6-7pm at Village Hall Gallery: Free Artist reception 

Artist Gathering, 7 – 9 p.m., Nov. 21, Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main St.

The Arts in Bartlett Artist’s Group is a casual group that likes to talk about art, events, exhibits, techniques, etc… don’t be shy, come have an evening out with like-minded artists. Got a new project that you are working on and want to show it off? Want some feedback?  Please R.S.V.P. to Marianne at 

Wednesday January 11-March 8  New Drama Kids classes

Arts in Bartlett is pleased to welcome Sherry Shannon to Arts in Bartlett. Her teachers will teach Drama Kids classes in the community room at 215 S. Main, on Thurs, January 11-March 8, 2018. 1he class for K-2 graders is from 6 to 7. The class for 8-12 year olds is from 7:15-8:15. Go to the Drama KIds page for more details.  REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE NOW:


Looking for a beautiful place with art and holiday decor to have your company, organization or private holiday party?

Arts in Bartlett’s Community Room and Galleries are available for anyone to rent. Rates are $15 an hour for members and $30 for nonmembers, except for corporate and sustaining members who can have the space free once in a calendar year. Accommodates 40-50 people. Piano, mike & speakers. Contact Cecilia, 630 372 4152 to check for available dates and a visit. 


Sundays, Dec. 3, 10 & 17

Color My World Arts Academy Family Ornament Making Workshop, 3-5 pm 

Sat., Dec. 9, 7-9 pm 

Arts in Bartlett Holiday Party & 15th Anniversary Celebration. RSVP by Dec. 3. 


Thanks to our volunteers, sponsors, Friends of the Festival, performers, food vendors, booth vendors and all the public who attended our first Global Arts Festival in Bartlett Park on  June 24-25. Put this date on your calendar for next year. June 23-24, 2018.