Arts in Bartlett Gallery 215 S. Main

 Arts Center exhibit for February – April 30

”Seeing Stripes” created by Christine Schwartz, Bartlett

The Art of the Quilt” exhibit at Arts in Bartlett until May 1 

Quilts by members of the Prairie Star Quilting Guild are now on display in the Arts in Bartlett Gallery, 215 S. Main. With an emphasis on “art” quilts, the 21 pieces were created by Sharron Evans, Ruth Kay, Christine Schwartz, and Diane Hubbard of Bartlett; Edith Hubbard and Melinda Van Dril-Beer of St. Charles; Linda Hays and Barbara Stewart of Batavia, Becky Hall and Kathy Steere of West Chicago; Susan Jensen of Geneva; Janis Sharpless of Wayne; and Susan Strasser of Elburn. The guild also has handmade boutique items for the home on sale in the gallery. Come meet the artists at the gallery walk and learn about their techniques, 7-9 p.m. on Friday, February 24. Refreshments served; $5 at the door.

May/June/July "Far Away Places" Exhibit 

"Faraway Places" is the three month exhibit to coincide with the International Arts Festival, which is in the planning phase right now for June 2017. Keep working on you artwork for "Faraway Places". This theme can be interpreted anyway you'd like! Think distant countries, vacation, outer space, inner space, imagined worlds... All media are eligible. Works should be brought in April 24-28. Click here to download the agreement form and hanging requirements if your art is to be hung. Artist reception is May 5, 7 p.m., Cinco de Mayo event with Latin singer Amaryllis Santiago 

Looking ahead so you can be working now: 

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

13th Annual Members' Show 

Reception and Gallery Talk, Tuesday, April 18, 6-7 pm 


For the 13th year, Arts in Bartlett features its members in the Annual Members Show in an exhibit at Bartlett Village Hall, 228 S. Main.  This year’s exhibit will be on display in the 2nd Floor Gallery from April 3 through May 5  with a free artist reception from 6-7 pm on Tusda, April 18. 

Included in the show are 13 artists:  

Marianne Andersen: Pastel Pencil

Kate Burlette: Alcohol Ink 

Joanne Barsanti: Digital Prints

Susan Brauer: Molded Fused Glass 

Lisa Callaghan: Acrylic

Coleen Karolewicz: Watercolor and Oil 

Bob LaBarre: Photography

Lambert Lucietto: Ceramic

Patricia Panopoulos: Acrylic

Greta Pfiefer: Watercolor and Gouache

Nancy Turpin-Marshall: Newspaper Decoupage

Marilyn Winters: Oil

Sigrid Wonsil: Watercolors

Thanks to Tony Talwar for creating our new logo Marisha Telemaque created this ad to use in spring programs books for local plays and Bartlett Woman's Club Fashion Show.

Arts in Bartlett Community Room, 215 S. Main

Friday, May 5, 7pm. Cinco de Mayo party and artist gallery talk for "Far Away Places" art show

Enjoy the rhythms of Amaryllis Santiago, The Latin Phoenix. Artists in the new exhibit "Far Away Places" will also participate in a gallery talk, talking about their techniques and inspirations. $10 for one, $15 for two tickets in advance at Tickets page.  Free snacks and drinks. Raffle fundraiser. If you have an item you'd like to donate as a raffle prize, please contact 

Global Arts Festival Planning Underway --Join our committe

Next meeting Wednesday May 17,  7 pm Arts in Bartlett 215 S. Main

Arts in Bartlett, the local 501 (c)3 nonprofit arts council, in cooperation with the Village of Bartlett, Hanover Township, Bartlett Park District, Hanover Park Sister Cities Committee, and the Village of Streamwood Community Relations Committee presents a new event to celebrate the diversity within our community. Our vision for the Global Arts Festival is a colorful, exciting, inclusive weekend of multicultural music, art, crafts, dance, food, and audience participation event that bring together people of all  nationalities represented in our area. Through sharing our culture, we can increase understanding and appreciation of all those in our community. 

The Festival is in Bartlett Park, the beautiful shaded park at Oak and North Avenue just north of quaint downtown Bartlett. Booths for ethnic artists/crafters/free trade shops will be throughout the park, with a family activity center. The main stage will feature musical acts and dancers. Another area will host participatory activities such as tai-chi, dance lessons, and games, and yoga. The Log Cabin will have demonstrations of skills such as Japanese flower arrangements, yoga and cooking with Indian spices. The Gazebo will contain a Family Global Story Circle with Color My World Arts Academy.  

Go to the 2017 Festival page for forms to sponsor, have a booth, lead an activity, become a Friend of the Festival, or perform on the stage. We are looking for all categories of the ethnic arts. Contact Sue Stocks if you want to be a food vendor. 

 We invite you to be part of this exciting new community event. This will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with the community in an exciting and entertaining environment, develop new relationships, and perform an important community service.

Arts in Bartlett Board meeting, 7 pm, Monday April 24. All members are welcome to attend the meeting at 215 S. Main St. in the Community Room.

April 24 Dinearound at TL's

Dine Around for the Arts at TL’s Four Seasons Restaurant all day April 24.  30% of your bill, including gift cards, comes back to Arts in Bartlett as a donation. Take this coupon with you to get your meal counted. 

New  Watercolor Classes by Jenny Vogt

You asked for it and now we have it! Adult painting classes by noted watercolor and pastel artist Jenny Vogt. You have probably seen her amazing bird and nature pastels in Arts in Bartlett and other fine art galleries. She and others in the Artist Gathering networking group are managers of Arts in bartlett's gallery and decide on the themes and hang the works every three months. She studied at Columbus Collage of Art and Design and is a teacher at Hanover Township.  

Here are the dates for Jenny Vogt's  “Fun & Fantastic Watercolor” classes teaching techniquest to create your own paining with liquid watercolors.  Click here to download a full description and registration form

Monday, May 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monet's "Waterlilies” with  liquid watercolors. 

 Monday, May 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Painting the Desert”  with  liquid watercolosr

$20 for Arts in Bartlett members; $35 for nonmembers. If you are member, you can bring up to 3 friends at the member price. You can pay with debit, credit card or paypal online on the Adult art page or follow check instructions on the registration form

New jewelry in Arts Center: 

Vivianna Bermudez, Vibelo Designs

We just got in new jewelry from Vivianna Bermudez, who specializes in creating jewelry from the tagua nut from South America and various seeds and fruit peels. Now she has a line of pearls and new designs. 

Alex Bassi's pendants and earrings are all carved ceramic creations and unusual designs. 

2017 Memberships

Don’t miss out on the member discount for the Winter/Spring series of art lessons at Color My World Art Academy that starts next week. If you are new to the academy, or were a 2016 member and have not renewed your 2017 dues, you can bring your dues in when you bring your child for the first lesson…and slip a little extra in for the 15th Anniversary Bright Future Fund. You can also renew at the Join Us page of by credit or debit card.  Some of the other benefits include discounts to events, 10% off in the gallery. and invitations to members only events  In fact, for families with children, Miss Kathryn gives four free Saturday Art Studio sessions as a thank you for each new or renewing member.  If you are unsure about your membership status, just email artsinbartlett

Get your taxes done and help out Arts in Bartlett

H&R Block is offering $20 back to Arts in Bartlett when a new customer comes in to have their taxes prepared and brings the referral form you can pick up at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main  The H&R location is 1019 W Stearns Rd. B-10.  

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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