Water Street Studios’ Project Fusion Fundraiser

Tickets and Masks are now on Sale for Water Street Studios’ Project Fusion: The Big Reveal Fundraiser coming up on November 11 at 6 p.m. at WSS, 160 S. Water Street. At the Big Reveal party, patrons who commissioned pieces from artists in April at the Project Fusion | Artist + Patron event get to…

Tickets Now On Sale! Uncommon Threads

The Fine Line Creative Arts Center’s Signature Event – Uncommon Threads – is coming up on October 15.  Tickets are now on sale! Uncommon Threads is the Fine Line’s annual Art-To-Wear runway experience and luncheon which brings together phenomenal wearable textiles and accessories created by local and national artists. This one day event features a…

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…

Art in Public Places is LIVE!

We are delighted to announce the NEW Art in Public Places project.  AiPP catalogs and celebrates the extensive collection of public art in St. Charles, and invites everyone to see, learn about, and enjoy the collection.  It is an inventory of public art and privately owned art in public places in St. Charles.  But it…

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…

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…

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,…