ArtsFest FEATURES! The Jumpin’ 100 Block of West Main

Steel Beam Theatre – 100 Years of Broadway

Steel Beam Theatre – 111 W. Main Street
It’s SBT’s 16th season of wonderful theater.  During ArtsFest, they’re producing 100 Years of Broadway, The 1st Century of Musicals. This original musical evening takes you on a journey through the major milestones of Broadway hits – and near misses – that make up the American showtune century. From the era of Ziegfeld to the era of big blockbuster musicals, this show will have your toes tapping and your heart singing. Conceived and Directed by Douglas Orlyk.  Featuring:  Karen Bronson, Terry Christianson, Pam Gianakakos, Josh Gouskos, Allison Kurtz, Douglas Orlyk, Christine Pfenninger, David Pfenninger, Lori Skubich

Visit steelbeamtheatre.org  or Facebook for more information, for show times and to purchase tickets.

In addition to SBT’s “Broadway” play, they are hosting two showings of the Geneva Film Festival’s presentation of Best of the Festival.  The complete line up of films is on the SCAC’s web site – visit ArtsFestThe Library showing on September 9th is SOLD OUT, so make plans to see the films at Steel Beam!

And whether you see the play and/or the films, enjoy the Steel Beam Theatre Art Gallery, while you’re there. The exhibit, which will be going on throughout ArtsFest can be viewed during Steel Beam’s hours.


Artist Laura Frazier at Color Field and Laura Frazier Artistry Grand Opening

Laura Frazier Artistry – Grand Opening + Color Field Art Collaboration – 111 W. Main Street

Jazz Singer Clare Black and Company

The 111 W. Main building is All About Art!  SBT is upstairs, Salon Agape  is on the first floor (artists at what they do + artwork on their walls), and Laura Frazier Artistry (gallery and studios) is downstairs.  September 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. is their Opening Reception!  LFA’s show is Meta Series & Madame Butterfly.  In addition to the Opening, gallery goers will see a Repeat Performance (the Premiere is at the SCAC’s Pop-Up Galleries at Pheasant Run on

Poet Christine Swanberg

September 8) of Color Field, an art collaboration curated by Laura Frazier.  Live Painting to Spoken Word to Music.

Poetry/Spoken Word with Emily Thornton Calvo, Russ Devereaux, David Gecic, and Christine Swanberg + Jazz with Clare Black and Company + Live Painting with Emily Thornton Calvo, Laura Frazier, Jose Aleman Sasieta, and Peggy Sue Seehafer.


Carousel Horse by Peggy Sue Seehafer

Stanbridge Master Saddlers Pop-Up Gallery Shop, Artist Peggy Sue Seehafer – 122 W. Main Street

ArtsFest’s FIRST Pop-Up Gallery Shop will be at Stanbridge Master Saddlers.  The Pop-Up opens on September 8 and runs through the month, during store hours.  Peggy Sue Seehafer’s gorgeous photographs and portraits of horses are featured.  To see more images of her work Visit PeggySueSeehafer.com.  Or visit her Artistic Impressions Facebook page.


And don’t forget the Downtown St. Charles Partnership’s Jazz Weekend!  You’ll find Jazz in the 100 Block at 116 GALLERY (in Mixology Salon), 1st Street Plaza, Rox City Grill (in Hotel Baker), and McNally’s.  Plus Clare Black + Company at Color Field (111 West Main).  For specific locations, days, and times Visit DowntownStCharles.org .

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