ArtsFest FEATURES! Galleries, Jazzfest, Geneva Film Fest

Between now and September 17, we’ll be featuring the programs that make up ArtsFest.  This week’s features are the SCAC’s Pop-Up Galleries, the Downtown St. Charles Partnership’s Jazz Weekend, and the Geneva Film Festival’s “Best of the Festival” – showing at the Library and at Steel Beam Theatre.  Come Celebrate The Arts! ArtsFest Juried Pop-Up…

COMING SOON! 6th Annual ArtsFest

The 6th Annual ArtsFest – ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN – is coming to St. Charles Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 17. The event features multiple artistic disciplines in venues all over the city including art galleries, film, music, spoken word/poetry, and live theater.  Featured events include the Pop-Up Art Galleries at…

Dog Days Of Summer Event

The Dog Days of Summer Event is coming to Gray Willows Farm in Campton Township on Saturday, August 19 from 10 to 3. SCAC Board Member and supervolunteer Peggy Sue Seehafer (on the event planning team) is a lover of All Things Dog – which comes through loud and clear in her paintings and photographs. …

ESO Ticket Sales Highest Ever

The ESO Sells Highest Average Number of Classical Concert Tickets in its History during the 66th Season Single Tickets for 2017-18 Season Now on Sale The Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) announced at its June 30 board meeting that the orchestra sold the highest average number of classical concert tickets in its 66 year history during…

In Memoriam – Carol Lee Abel

Carol Lee Abel, one of the most wonderful people that I have ever met, died in the home that she shared with the love of her life – John Abel (an equally wonderful person) – on June 22. Carol was famously camera shy, but attached are some images of her that John sent to me,…

SCAC Invitational Art Gallery – Opening/Artist Reception

We’re pleased to announce the opening of another in our series of Pop-Ups in the Loft and Street Galleries in the Bourbon Street area of Pheasant Run Resort – the SCAC Invitational.  The Opening/Artist Reception is Friday, July 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is hosted by Pheasant Run.  Many thanks to PRR for…

CALL for ARTISTS

Coming in September – the ArtsFest Juried Pop-Up Art Show in The Loft and The Street Galleries at Pheasant Run.  Artists are invited to submit their work for jurying for this show, which is part of the SCAC’s 6th Annual Event – ArtsFest | St. Charles – ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN.  ArtsFest…

Water Street Studios – An Evening of Tap & Jazz

Water Street Studios Live Art Series Presents: An Evening of Tap & Jazz Featuring Mark Yonally.  June 23rd from 6 to 9 p.m.  Doors open at 6, and the performance begins at 6:30.  Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase, with a $5 suggested donation. Mark Yonally is the Artistic Director of…

116 GALLERY – Opening Reception

This Saturday, June 17, 4 – 7 pm. is another Opening Reception at 116 GALLERY, located in Mixology at 116 W. Main Street, St. Charles. Join artists Kathie Shaw and Aaron Sorensen as they explore, with their oil and acrylic paintings, pathways;  whether perceived or implied, whether misleading or entrancing…they are always appealing, “Gateways: Image…

Celebrate the Sculptural Arts!

The Fine Line’s Inaugural Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition – Sculpture on the Prairie – opens on May 19, running through October 28. Their Kavanagh Gallery show is Sculpture at the Kavanagh, which also opens on May 19.   The Opening Reception for both shows is Friday, May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. And while you’re thinking…