News & Upcoming Events

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.

Arts in Bartlett Gallery 215 S. Main

 Arts Center exhibit for May/June/July

 "Far Away Places" Exhibit 

Tuscan Sunshine by Barbara Lipkin

"Faraway Places" is the three month exhibit to coincide with the  Global Arts Festival, at Bartlett Park JUne 24, 25, 11 am to 6 pm.  Artists now displaying and selling their paintings, photography and sculptures are Agnes Arnaiz, Marianne Andersen, Joanne Barsanti, Kathryn Benton, Kate Burlette, Carolyn Catalono, Bob LaBarre,  Barbara Lipkin, Larry Lopienski, Lambert Lucietto,Michelle Lusader, Maggie Mardis, Jade Morem, June Padovani, Patricia Panopoulos, Jenny Vogt, and Sigrid Wonsil.  Susan Brauer and Beck Hopkins currently have glass and jewelry; Penny Raidy, purses; and more jewelry by Marianne McKoveck, Bobbi Kinsey, Cindy Meier, Alex Bassi, Leona Ketterl and Viviana Bermudez. The gallery is open Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 10 to 5 and Friday noon to 6 pm. This exhibit closes July 30. 

Looking ahead -- artists can be working on these future exhibits 

August/September/October: 'All Creatures Great and Small" From the mammoth to the microbe: finned, feathered, furred, floating, flying, or fantasy. All creatures and media are welcome! Bring your artwork and application form to the gallery at 215 S. Main July 26-30. Works are hung on Aug. 1. Click here to get application form and hanging requirements.

November/December/January 2018: "Timbre: The Color of Sound" Timbre is the character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity. Interpret this however you'd like! Find your inspiration in music, musicians, and musical instruments.

February, March, April 2018: "On A Grand Scale" Think big! Here's your opportunity to work large or make a big impact!

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

 "Auspicious Journey"  Photography by Lindsey Calin July 3-August 4.  Reception July 18, 6-7 pm

Arts in Bartlett Community Room, 215 S. Main

Join the Ukulele Jam at Arts in Bartlett, 7 p.m., Friday, July 14, 215 S. Main. Do you play the ukulele? Want to learn some new music from fellow fans of this fun instrument? Those who participated in Arts in Bartlett's first jam have asked for another gathering. So  bring your instrument, join in the fun and learn from each other. Just come observe if you don’t have a ukulele yet . Free, open to the public and all ages are welcome. Email or text 630 632 3053 if you plan to come. 

Artist Gathering, 7 – 9 p.m. , July 18, Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main St.

If you are a visual artist, you are welcome at our free networking event at the Arts Center, the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  . RSVP to Marianne at 

Open Mic Night, Friday July 21, 7 p.m.  at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main welcomes all ages and all kinds of performers – instrumental, singers, storytellers, poets, comedians, improv performers, poets and others. Free to perform, others pay $5 at the door.  This is an Arts in Bartlett interns project. To register, just text Andrew at 630 5594409 or email

If you're ordering from Amazon you can help the Bartlett Center for the Arts

Many of us use Amazon as a main portal for gifts. And, Amazon gives Arts in Bartlett a portion of the amount of your order if you go through their charity donation site: instead of This link goes directly to our page.

#StartWithaSmile at for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Arts in Bartlett.

Or just go there when you’re ready to order and if you’re not already registered, a screen will come up and you type in Arts in Bartlett as your charity. It will come up in a list for you to confirm  (be sure NOT to confirm Bartlett Arts Council – that is in Tennessee) and then start shopping. Next time you order on this site it should say at the top of the page that you are contributing to Arts in Bartlett. Same prices/same products: it doesn’t cost you an extra cent.

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