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Arts in Bartlett Gallery 215 S. Main

 Arts Center exhibit for August/September/October

"All Creatures Great & Small" Exhibit 

It's a Jungle Out There, Oil by Barbara Lipkin

"All Creatures Great & Small" is the three month exhibit now in our gallery. The reception for this exhibit is August 18 at 7 pm.  Artists now displaying and selling their paintings, photography and sculptures are including Marianne Andersen, Agnes Arnaiz, Joanne Barsanti, Susan Brauer, Kate Burlette, Carolyn Catalano, Madeline Derango, Barbara Lipkin, Lambert Lucietto, Michelle Lusader, Cynthia Meier, Jade Morem, Greta Pfiefer, Luis Santiago, Jenny Vogt, and Marilyn Winters.  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 October 31. 

Looking ahead -- artists can be working on these future exhibits 

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 Click here to get application form and hanging requirements.

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

 "Lotus Grooves"  Paintings by Tony Talwar, August 7-September 1    

Please join us for a free reception with artist Tony Talwar, Tuesday, Aug. 15. He is a Sikh American artist best known for his Art, Music and Multimedia works. Since he was a child, he has been passionate about his art work. His art pieces involve spiritual, natural and ethnical elements from eastern and western parts of the world.

Friday, Aug. 25, 6:30-8:30 pm Watercolor Class with Jenny Vogt

It's a Fun Friday Night Watercolor Class at Arts in Bartlett, an art classes for adults, 18 and over. Learn "Gardening With a Paintbrush". This is an easy, fun way to try your hand at watercolor painting! We use liquid watercolors (much easier, compared to tube watercolors).

Go to Adult Art page for more details. 

Panera Bread Dinearound 

Thursday, Aug. 31, 4-8 pm, Irving Park & Hwy 59, Streamwood

Bring in a hard copy of the flyer below or show on your smart phone and Arts in Bartlett gets a 20% donation of your bill. 

Arts in Bartlett 

Tuesday, Sept. 5, new guitar teacher  begins lessons

David Hain will begin teaching group guitar and if enough interest, group ukulele lessons on Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 4 to 7 pm. He is a local music teacher in the NW suburbs. If you did not get to sign up at his open house, you still have time to enroll.  Just email or text him at 7630-890-9880. Go to the Art & Music Lessons page for more details

September 9-10 

Would you like to be a busker (street musician) in downtown Bartlett Sept. 9 and 10 and make a little money? Just go out, open your instrument case or put out a hat for tips in any area of town. Visitors to Heritage Days vote for their favorite, with the winner of $250 announced Saturday night at the Bank Bash. For more information, contact


Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

Art exhibit View“All Creatures Great and Small” featuring local artists’ works in the gallery

 Saturday, Sept. 9 only

10 a.m. to 2:30 pm Flower Pot Art Contest. Bring your decorated flower pot – any size, any materials – to be judged at 2:30 pm for ribbons and a free Arts in Bartlett membership awarded at 3 p.m.

The criteria for selecting the winners includes: artistic impression, originality, quality and aesthetic appeal. There are 3 categories: Best Theme, Bartlett Heritage, Most Creative. 

Pots will be donated to the 15th Anniversary Celebration raffle in December for the benefit of scholarships and Budding Talent grants.  For more information contact Rita Lopienski, President of Arts in Bartlett, at 630-956-8814.

2 pm to 4 pm Ukulele Jam. Bring your ukulele if you have one or one will be provided. Join with other fans of this fun instrument to learn new chords and play favorite tunes together.   Free and open to all ages. Outside if weather permits. Rain location inside Arts in Bartlett. You can also sign up for group or private ukulele lessons with teachers David Hain and Andrew Viveros.

Sunday, Sept. 10 only

11 am to 5 pm Free Family Art Activities Color My World Arts Academy  offers Native American heritage art projects and storytelling. Clay pot making, a scavenger hunt, and a gallery exhibit are also included, plus an opportunity to win free art supplies and free art classes.

Wednesday, Sept. 13 New Drama Kids classes

Arts in Bartlett is pleased to welcome Sherry Shannon and her teacher Jamie Moore to Arts in Bartlett. They will teach Drama Kids classes in the community room at 215 S. Main, on Wed., Sept. 13 through Wed., Nov. 8. The class for 5-7 year olds is from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The class for 8-12 year olds is from 6:45 to 7:45 pm.Go to the Drama KIds page for more details. 

Thursday, Sept. 14 Children's Choir Program begins

Mindy Dupee, vocal and piano teacher at Arts in Bartlett resumes the Children's Choir, which runs from 5:15 to 6 pm, every Thursday from Sept. 14 through Dec. 7, 2017. Go to Music & Choir page for more information 

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 pm Artist Gathering

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 

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.