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We invite you to be part of this exciting group formed in 2002. We bring a variety of events to the Bartlett area, so many types of cultural arts can be experienced by people of all ages and backgrounds.  Scroll down the page to see some of the benefits of membership. 

Just sign up below with a credit card or download the membership form here or contact or 630 372 4152 for a membership form.

Annual Membership Categories 

2018 Memberships

Become an Arts Booster

As we entrt out 16th year, it is time to make some strategic decisions. It’s too  easy to become complacent and accept  the status quo. That’s not what Arts in Bartlett is all about. We want to move ahead and step up our game with exciting initiatives in programming and events.

 In 2018, Arts in Bartlett is challenged to  build back up its reserves that has been impacted by increased rent and increased competition by other nonprofits for grants and donations. I was told recently by one granting agency that it received four times its usual request for grants this year.

And, we want to be able to pay for high quality entertainers at our June Global Arts Festival and artist receptions, and bring you a variety of professional music and entertainment in our community room. Our fund for scholarships and Budding Talent Grants is low.  Here’s how you can help:

  • Make an extra donation with your dues or join at the highest level. Every donor of $18 (for 2018) or more gets an “I’m an Arts Booster” button. Donate here 
  • Become a booster for Arts in Bartlett and its music and art teachers who have a home in our Arts Center. Tell your friends, relatives and neighbors; hand them our brochure and tell them how your family has benefited.
  • Become a volunteer and give some time and expertise to help us fulfill our mission.  
  • See if your company has matching funds for your membership and donation. 

Here’s just a few activities and benefits of membership: 

Color My World  Art Academy  with Teaching Artist Kathryn Benton (Discounts for Family Members and 4 free Saturday Studio sessions) 

Children's and Teen Choirs led by Mindy Dupee. (discounts for Familly members)

Piano and voice lessons by Mindy Dupee and Elizabeth NeimeierCello Studio with lessons given by Dorothy Deen 

Violin Studio with lessons given by Gretchen Sherrell

►Woodwind (flute, saxophone, clarinet) lessons given by Wayne Richards

Village Hall Gallery Exhibits (artists invited to participate in a member show) 

►Bartlett’s Center for the Arts displaying and selling local artists’ work on commission. 20% for members; 35%for nonmembers. Please contact us at 630-372-4152 or to inquire about displaying and selling your work. 

An official stop on the Passport to Adventure, Halloween Fun Fest and Children's Art Activities at local events 

Annual scholarships to high school seniors 

Youth Employment Grants to hire high school interns during the summer

Budding Talent grants for exceptionally talented art or music students

Adult arts & crafts events

Monthly Artist Networking events ►Friday events  Open Mic, gallery talks, music, artist receptions  or other events 

Holiday Boutique during November and December and Pop Up Shop the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov,25, with local vendors

Free Holiday party and annual meeting in Dec. 

Space available for members'  business and private events for corporate and sustaining members. Small donation requested for other members.  

►10% discount on gallery items 

15 years of serving the families of our community.... our family tree

As we look over our membership records, we see many who have been members nearly from the beginning in 2002. Through our events, fund raisers and festivals—and those families who have been part of Color My World Arts Academy and Dorothy Deen's Cello Studio whose kids have grown up with us, we have become like a family, sharing news -- happy and sad -- and creating art and music together. Our Arts in Bartlett family have made the saying,"It wouldn't be BARTlett without ART" a reality. 

During our 15th anniversary year -- 2017 we created a graphic of our family tree. As people join or renew a beautiful origami leaf made by artists Jenny Vogt and Marianne Andersen will be added to the tree trunk on display in our gallery with the name of the member.  



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