Welcome ART LOVERS

Discover and explore the vibrant local art scene through Art Beat for Fox Valley & Beyond. Meet area artists sharing their work and their stories. Learn where the newest art exhibits are opening, attend receptions (enjoy free food & drink!), mingle with the artists. Learn about upcoming art classes and workshops taught by area experts designed to enhance your creativity and fine-tune your artistry. Find out where you can stroll through art fairs in your neighborhood and enter art contests that regularly pop-up in the area.

Whether you’re a painter, photographer or an art patron, drop by this site often for what’s happening within our lively local visual arts scene.

Kiddie Korner

It’s Art to the Rescue when kids and parents are stuck at home!

Regular Contributor, 3-year-old Chloe, was eager to share her NAME art project where she used colorful paper cut-outs to outline each letter and lots of glue. Factoring in a little adult assistance, this pint-size artiste was exceedingly pleased with the end result. Its cheerful vibrancy definitely matches her sunshiny, lovable, bigger-than-life personality. Thanks for sending us your project, Chloe! (P.S. Full Disclosure (HA!) she’s my youngest grandchild.😊)    

 

PLEASE SEND ME YOUR CHILDREN’S OR GRANDCHILDREN’S ARTWORK TO BE FEATURED HERE. Be sure to include first name, age, town, and any additional background info pertinent to the photo. Thanks for sending!

  

Book Spotlight

Free Help for "Pandemicked" Parents

St. Charles, IL author and national speaker, Jay Payleitner, along with Geneva, IL illustrator, Rex Bohn, have teamed up for an e-book – 10 Ways to Engage Your Kids During Quarantine. The subtitle describes it as “A sourcebook for savvy, hope-filled, non-panicky parents.” It’s an engaging read presenting useful ideas accompanied by entertaining illustrations.

The free download is available on Jay’s website: jaypayleitner.com.        

Just For "Hue"

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP THE JOSHUA TREE (JT) COMMUNITY IN GENEVA SERVING ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES  

PURCHASE ORIGINAL ART NOTECARDS (seen in above photo)

Set of 7 designs with envelopes -- $10

ALL PROCEEDS DIRECTLY BENEFIT JT

 

The Joshua Tree Community is a structured day program for adults with intellectual disabilities who have aged-out of school programming. JT, a non-profit founded by Geneva resident, Amy Singer, is located in St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Geneva. JT participants enjoy a daily program Monday-Friday 9 AM to 4 PM of enriching activities including much art programming. Read more about JT and how to purchase cards...   

Click our  NEWS PAGE for story and ordering information .

See CONTACT page for submitting your photos, completed artwork, news releases, events & other information you’d like to share.