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


Monday, July 24, 6:30 pm  Late fee waived!

A few seats are left for the July 24th Fun Watercolor Class, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Arts in Bartlett, 215 S. Main. This class is for adults, 18 and over and all supplies are provided. Teacher Jenny Vogt will share her “secret" cheater techniques & tools. You'll be guided through the entire process in painting a bouquet of flowers. No experience needed! $20 for Arts in Bartlett members and $35 for non-members. Must be 18 years or older. Snacks and soft beverages will be provided, or BYOB responsibly. Credit card accepted through on the Adult Art page or bring a check written to Jenny. Link to registration form  

Wednesday July 26, 6-7 pm   

 Arts in Bartlett adds a new guitar teacher, David Hain, to its music faculty and will host a free guitar lesson Open House on Wednesday, July 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. at 215 S. Main.   Guitars will be provided and both group and individual lesson sign-up will be available. Mr. Hain has been teaching music in the Northwest Suburbs for 15 years and has been recognized by the Golden Apple Foundation, Horace Mann Foundation, and PBS Digital Studios. Using digital innovation as well as traditional instruction, Mr. Hain uses the best of new and old teaching techniques in his classroom and guitar studio. Come and meet our new teacher, see what kind of guitar is right for you, and meet other guitar enthusiasts of all different levels. For more information contact or call or text 630-890-9880.

Artist Gathering, 7 – 9 p.m. , August 21, 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