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CALL TO ACTION: As you know, the state budget situation in Springfield is creating major challenges for artists and arts organizations across Illinois. Governor Rauner’s spending freeze and proposal to slash the state budget by $6 billion has placed many programs on the chopping block, including funding for the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA).

At this point, Arts in Bartlett doesn't even know if our small grant for 2015 operations of $1,900 that was confirmed in September 2014 will be coming or not. However, it is very important to us in supporting our new Arts Center's budget and programs. In addition, the Youth Employment Grant that we received last summer gave paid work to 3 high school students here at Arts in Bartlett. Our request for this summer is on hold too.

Also, Governor Rauner’s budget proposal for next fiscal year (FY2016) would slash the IACA's already pathetic budget by 20 percent, from $10.1 million to $8.1 million.The 2016 grant we are working on now to submit to IACA will definitely be affected. I hope the 20 hours it takes to complete this grant will be worth the effort.

Arts Alliance Illinois and our many partners are working to educate lawmakers about the benefits of culture and why these cuts are counterproductive. This week, the Alliance sent a call-to-action to our network of over 25,000 citizen advocates.

Right now, we must INDIVIDUALLY take action to protect the arts. Join us in urging Governor Rauner and state lawmakers to protect funding for the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Take action now: click on this link to access a quick easy way to send an email message. Let's keep the ART in Bartlett!

WE'VE MOVED! The new Center for the Arts is at 215 S. Main Street in Town Center. 630 372 4152. During January, we are open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10 to 4, Friday noon to 7. 

630 372 4152; always 10% off for members

 Who Are We?

 MISSION: The purpose of Arts in Bartlett is to improve the community by providing access to the arts. This 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, founded in 2002, brings diverse events to the Bartlett area, so that the multitude of cultural arts can be experienced and enjoyed by all. Through its activities, Arts in Bartlett wants to make the full variety of media and multicultural experiences accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, whether they want to create, actively participate, experiment,or simply appreciate the arts.

In 2015, Arts in Bartlett is now in its 13th year of carrying out its mission of providing more access to the arts. It is now involved in the visual, performing and literary arts.  

We continue to work toward the vision of Bartlett and the surrounding community as one that values and supports the arts. Much progress has been made, and the momentum is building for the cultural arts to have an even larger impact on Bartlett’s economy and quality of life. 

Our goal is to encourage all residents to make the arts an integral part of their lives. 

VISION: Arts in Bartlett envisions a community where the overall quality of life is enhanced and each individual is made richer through an open participation in the arts.

How do we carry out our mission?
Go to About to read of our ongoing programs and annual events. See News/Events Color My World and Adult Art to learn of current offerings.

We are now in our new Arts Center at 215 S. Main St. in Town Center in Bartlett.The art gallery is full of beautiful paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. Our February - April exhibit features works on the Tropical Vacation them. If you'd like an artist application for the May-July cycle, please call Cecilia at 630 372 4152. Our studios are now fully occupied with:  

Teaching Artist: Dorothy Deen, Cellist. Learn more about the Naperville Chamber Players for which Dorothy is one of the artistic directors.

Teaching Artist: Kathryn Benton. Visit her website to learn more about her children's art classes at the Color My World Studio.

Artists in Residence: 
Jenny Vogt, Commerical and Fine Art. Visit her website 
Linda Kay, Mixed Media Artist. Visit her website Facebook and Blog
Darren Brady Art

Bartlett Center For The Arts 
Open Thursday and Saturday, 10 am-4 pm,  Friday noon to 7 pm
See News/Events page for upcoming activities 

 
Contact Information
215 S. Main St. in Town Center 
Bartlett, IL 60103
630.372.4152 -
art@artsinbartlett.org

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Arts in Bartlett Programs are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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