Pop Up Arts

We will be opening a pop-up gallery featuring the work of Student/Emerging Visual and Video Artists, that will run from Saturday, March 11 through Saturday March 25. The Artist Reception will be March 11.

Visual and Video Student/Emerging Artists must submit their work electronically to ArtistLiaison@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.  There is NO FORM to fill out. Simply send an email with the following:

  1. An image of each piece of work submitted, the title, and the medium. Or, in the case of video, an electronic location where the work can be viewed.
  2. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces of their work.
  3. All submitted work MUST include the artist’s name, physical address, phone number, and school attended. Students may attend any school, including out of state schools.

Entries for the gallery can be in any style or medium of visual art, as well as video.

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE TO THE SCAC BY end-of-day, Thursday, February 16, 2017.

We will review all electronic submissions and contact artists with further information about the gallery by Monday, February 21.

Any questions about this Event may be directed to the St Charles Arts Council at 630.443.3794 or at ArtistLiaison@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.

Pop Up Arts is a very successful initiative of the St Charles Arts Council.  This gallery will be our 20th Pop Up, and our 5th exclusively for Student/Emerging Artists.  We encourage students to submit work that can be sold.  100% of the selling price of the work goes to the artist. The galleries are actively promoted in social and print media, and the artwork is insured.


IMAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY Thursday, February 16 at midnight.

Artists will be notified with further information about the gallery by Monday, February 21.

Receipt of work – Sunday March 5 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and Monday March 6 (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.).  Work should be delivered to 7 South 2nd AVENUE, St. Charles.

Gallery will be open:    Saturday, March 11 through Saturday, March 25

Artist Reception:           Saturday, March 11 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.


The gallery will be staffed by volunteers.  Anyone interested in Volunteering to “sit” the gallery should contact the SCAC at 630.443.3794 or email us at Volunteer@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.

All artwork must be ready to hang/install.  Sculpture pedestals/stands must be provided by the artist.  Delivery and pick-up of the artwork will be the artist’s responsibility.  Information about preparing 2D hanging work will be supplied by the SCAC.

Our Thanks to Wendell Clancy, the building owner for the use of the space!

Images of work from previous Student/Emerging Artist Galleries:

2016 Gallery:

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Earlier Galleries:

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Pop Up Arts is a project that is part of a larger SCAC effort to bring ever more art and arts programming to our city, and to provide tangible support to artists in all disciplines.  To date, our galleries have Popped Up 19 times across the city.  From the Rabbit Barn at the Kane County Fairgrounds, to the beautiful Clancy Building, to the wonderful renovated gym in the old Shelby School, we’ve been so delighted to serve so many artists and patrons with the help of so many volunteers and building owners.  Our Thanks to all!

Scroll down to check out the slide show of some of the fabulous art that has graced our galleries.  More gallery opportunities to come!

Images of artwork from previous galleries:

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