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!To be paired with a pet event for Bartlett Heritage Days, Sept. 9. 

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

"La La Land" one person show by Diana Campos

Artist Reception, 6-7 pm, May 16, Bartlett Village Hall, 228 S Main, 2nd Floor Gallery

Diana Campos is an 18-year-old senior at Streamwood High School, and the youngest to have a one-person show at the gallery we maintain at Bartlett Village Hall. She shows an eclectic range of media and techniques. This is her 9th show. Come celebrate her achievement at her free reception, with refreshments at 6-7 p.m.

Arts in Bartlett Community Room, 215 S. Main

Artist Gathering, 7 – 9 p.m. , May 16, Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main St.

If you are a visual artist, you are welcome come to our free networking event at the Arts Center, the 3rd Tuesday of every month. On May 16, we will be starting a two-part project in collagraphy led by Sigrid Wonsil. Some materials will be provided, but please check the Adult Art page at for materials you should bring and more details. RSVP to Marianne at  

Monday, May 15 & May 22,  Fun Watercolor Classes, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Taught by artist Jenny Vogt, these first two introductory watercolor classes at the Arts Center 215 S. Main, uses liquid watercolors, an easy medium for beginners. She’ll show you a few of her “cheater techniques” and guide you through the process. All supplies , snacks and soft drinks are provided or you can BYOB.

 You will leave with a completed “Monet’s Water Lilies” painting on the 15th and a “Paint the Desert” painting on the 22nd. Just $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Members can bring up to 3 guests who will also receive the $20 member price. Go to the Adult Art page of to download the registration. You can pay by check or online with credit or debit card.

Jenny will offer drawing classes on June 12 and June 19, and more watercolor classes in July; details are on the Adult Art page.

Global Arts Festival Planning Meeting, Wednesday, May 17, 7 p.m. , Arts in Bartlett

The final 6 week countdown has begun to our first Global Arts Festival in Bartlett Park, June 24-25, to celebrate the cultural diversity in our community. This is the last large group meeting and everyone will be updated on the exciting developments. A Facebook page dedicated to the Festival is being developed and articles/ads start soon. We could use more artist/craftspersons who do work connected to a specific country, an Indian and Mexican food vendor, and of course, more sponsors. A full lineup of musicians and dancers will be on stage from 11 a.m. to 6 pm both days.

Click here to become a Friend of the Festival and give a small gift to support this first-ever Bartlett event. Your name will be listed in the program insert included in the June 21st issue of the Bartlett Examiner. If you’d like to buy an ad in this insert, click here to download the letter with specs and rates as low as $30. 

Are you an artist/crafter who represents a certain culture in your work? A fair trade shop? A food artisan? Click here to get a booth application. Also see booth application if you are a nonprofits who wants a free information booth or if you have items to sell, for just $50. 

Want to help out but can’t come to the meeting? Contact with questions. Also to volunteer during the weekend or to become a Frielnd of the Festival

Dinearound for the Arts, Sun. May 28 through Fri. June 2, Jimmy John’s on 59 in Streamwood

Memorial Day week – who has time to cook! This is perfect time to pick up some sandwiches for the family gatherings or when you’re on the move. Jimmy John’s at 1060 S. Sutton Rd (Hwy 59) in Streamwood will donate  a percentage of your bill to Arts in Bartlett when you bring in the flyer. Click here to get the flyer

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.

Thanks for your support. And pass this on to others, put on your Facebook, website and Linkedin pages too!