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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Kiddie Korner

Arts & Crafts Activities Help Children Learn & Shine Through Creativity 

Folk Art Class 

Water Street Studios

Batavia, IL

Above art was submitted by art teacher, Lisa Holzl who says: "We traveled around the world learning from different cultures all about folk art styles. Class was designed for 8 - 10 year olds."

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Book Spotlight


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"

       So Excited to Sponsor an  Upcoming, International Camelback Gallery Art Competition -- our first! 

Here are the details...

CALL FOR ARTISTS working in shades of blue!! This highly respected, international  juried art competition is a great way to share your work on a globlal level.

Visit their website for the "SHADES OF BLUE" competition details at:


You will be submitting your work directly to their website.

Hurry! Deadline is April 25, 2021!!



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Fine Art Fairs and Craft Shows

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