CALL FOR ARTISTS – 6th Annual Student Art Gallery

The CALL FOR ARTISTS for the SCAC’s 6th Annual Student Pop-Up Art Gallery, featuring the work of Student Visual and Video Artists, is out NOW! The gallery will run from Saturday, April 21 through Saturday, May 5, opening with the Artist Reception on Friday, April 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Student Art Gallery…

Meet Alison Bastian!

Dear Members of the SCAC Community, It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the first director of the St. Charles Arts Council. I have a passion for the arts and this city, so I am excited to give back to both by heading an organization that directly nurtures and supports the local arts….

Benefit Concert Featuring the Henhouse Prowlers

The St. Charles Rotary Club and River Corridor Foundation are sponsoring a Benefit Concert, featuring The Henhouse Prowlers. The “Prowlers” are an AWESOME bluegrass group, and they are wonderful in concert – even if you don’t think of yourself as a bluegrass fan. Benefit Concert, Silent Auction, Great Music – You Should Go! November 4th…

CALL FOR ARTISTS – New Fox Valley Arts Event

Fox River Arts’ Inaugural Event – the Fox River Arts Ramble, a one day tour of arts in the Valley – is coming up on April 21, 2018.  Awesome! For those interested in participating, the commitment deadline is December 1, 2017. Open Studios, Open Mics, Indoors, Outdoors. Visual, Culinary, Written and/or Performing Art. Any discipline….

ArtsFest FEATURES! The Jumpin’ 100 Block of West Main

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…

ArtsFest FEATURES! MORE Galleries 2…

Sculpture in the Park – The 12th Annual Sculpture in the Park runs May through mid-October each year. This event’s purpose is to raise awareness of the sculptural arts and the beautiful parks in downtown St. Charles. The Foundation strives to provide striking sculptural works with substantial breadth and depth in both subject matter and…

ArtsFest FEATURES! More Galleries…

116 GALLERY – Located at 116 W. Main (inside Mixology Aveda Salon/Spa) 116 GALLERY’s exhibit “Max Introspection”, features artists Fern Shaffer and George Bruce.  Shaffer works in acrylic on canvas and Bruce in oil pastel.  The artwork in this show explores the dynamics of the familiar, when expressed in uncharacteristic dimensions. Innovative perspectives create unprecedented…

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…

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…

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…