15th Annual Arts Festival, June 24-25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

New this year --  a Global Arts Festival to Build CommUNITY through the arts

Click here to go to the 2017 Global Art Festival Page for schedule of activities, entertainment, food and arts/crafts booths

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

"Through the Scope"  Paintings by Jade Morem, June 5-30, Reception June 20, 6-7 pm 

 Artist Statement about this Exhibit

Images from science heavily influenced this realistic/abstract gallery.  Each piece portrays an abstract style, though fundamentally painted from life.  "Through the Scope" was inspired by a variety of living matter viewed though a microscope.  I enjoy how this approach allows each viewer to interpret my work differently from their own imagination and life experiences.  Utilizing a variety of materials to create my work, I lean in favor of painting, as you will see in the oil, water and acrylic mediums used for this gallery.

I am a self-taught artist with minimal formal instruction throughout my 25 plus years of artistic creativity.  I enjoy using oil paint, as it allows me to achieve my desired depth and color through layers.  Watercolor also allows me to layer, but have a reverse layered approach I find as a good challenge.  For this gallery, I was inspired by the works of Georgia O'Keeffe and Max Ernst.

I have art on consignment in Chicago and Elmhurst, on display in Bartlett, as well as a consistent on-line presence.  Please visit me at on social media @jubajade or stay in touch at  

Artist Reception, 6-7 pm,June 20, Bartlett Village Hall, 228 S Main, 2nd Floor Gallery

Jade Morem is a Streamwood resident and a member of ARts in Bartlet''s Artist Group.Come celebrate her achievement at her free reception, with refreshments at 6-7 p.m.

Arts in Bartlett Community Room, 215 S. Main

Monday, June 19, Drawing Classes taught by Jenny Vogt, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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 watercolor classes July 17 and 24. Details are on the Adult Art page.

Artist Gathering, 7 – 9 p.m. , June 20, 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. On JUne 20, we will be finishing a two-part project in collagraphy led by Sigrid Wonsil. RSVP to Marianne at  

Friday, June 30, 7 pm Ukulele Jam

Do you play the ukulele? Want to learn some new music from fellow fans of this fun instrument? Arts in Bartlett's interns are putting on a ukulele jam at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30 at the arts center at 215 S. Main. 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.  


 Friday, July 7,  7 pm Julianne Q and The Band concert

Julianne Q and The Band is on a mission to put the soul back into popular music. Come hear their concert on Friday, July 7  at 7 pm at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main. Get your tickets now on the Ticket page at $10 for one, $15 for two tickets in advance online or at the Arts Center, 215 S. Main. $5 more at the door. Two free drink tickets for adult beverages and soft drinks For more information, call 630 372 4152.

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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