Welcome ART LOVERS

Explore the vibrant local art scene through Art Beat for Fox Valley & Beyond. Meet area artists sharing their work and their stories. Learn about art exhibits opening, attend receptions (enjoy free food & drink!), mingle with the artists. Find upcoming art classes and workshops taught by area experts. Discover where you can stroll through art fairs in your neighborhood and enter art contests that regularly pop-up in this area & beyond. Join us as we CELEBRATE ART for all!

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Norris Cultural Arts Center

          ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS

          "VICINITY 2021" Exhibit         

            ARTIST RECEPTION

   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12; 2-4 PM

Awards will be presented at 3 PM.

Refreshments served. Public Welcome.

"Vicinity 2021" features original works in all media and continues through Saturday, October 23, 2021.

 

Artwork is for sale. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM to 4 PM (except Sunday, September 5, 2021)

Book Spotlight

ANIMALS AT THE OFFICE by

Sarah Sommer & Illustrated by Devan 

Colorful children's picture book is dedicated to anyone who's ever worked in an office! You don't need to be a child to benefit from the messages inside. Whether starting a new job or returning to school and a new classroom, fitting in and finding one's way can be daunting. The book's local creative team -- Sarah and Devan -- tell a sweet story through rhyming text and charming illustrations.    

   

Just For "Hue"

       SAVE THE DATE!

 

63rd Annual Aurora Art League Members Show   

       FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

 

 Show begins at noon with ARTIST   RECEPTION at 5:30-8:30 PM and  includes live music by John   Papadolius. Show ends Saturday,   September 4, 2021 at 4 PM. 

                       

SANTORI AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY

101 S. River Street, Aurora, IL

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From the decorating experts at HGTV magazine…

 

“Not sure where to begin with your next home decorating project? START with ART!”

 

Look for inspiration pieces at an art fair, online, or at a favorite store and let that color palette be your guide. Go with your gut choosing abstract, whimsical or true-to-life imagery that creates just the right mood. 

 

Pictured above: “Wine Glass Flight”, colored pencil, by Lynne Kornecki now hangs in her own dining room.

Book Spotlight

ANIMALS AT THE OFFICE by

Sarah Sommer & Illustrated by Devan 

Colorful children's picture book is dedicated to anyone who's ever worked in an office! You don't need to be a child to benefit from the messages inside. Whether starting a new job or returning to school and a new classroom, fitting in and finding one's way can be daunting. The book's local creative team -- Sarah and Devan -- tell a sweet story through rhyming text and charming illustrations.    

   

Just For "Hue"

       

The Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame Nominations due by November 1, 2021

 

The Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame (FVAHF) is now accepting nominations of outstanding visual, literary, media and performing artists for its 2022 class of inductees until November 1, 2021.

 

Nomination forms can be found at:          foxvalleyartshalloffame.org

Other Resources
Fine Art Fairs and Craft Shows

Virtual and street art fair event listings nationwide, including fine art shows virtually online and in MichiganIllinoisMidwestFloridaNew YorkEast CoastWest Coast and Canada.

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