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.

Just For "Hue"

"Sojourns and Explorations"




at Haven Interiors Studio Gallery

15 South Third Street in Geneva, IL

Until March 14, 2020


Anke is an  award-winning artist from West Chicago. Now you can see her work up close! She uses an abstract, impressionistic approach to her paintings while incorporating a discreet collage effect with photographs. The complex result is powerful and highly textural. More to come about her artistry on this site soon -- stay tuned!

Book Spotlight

New Page for Book Lovers!


Here’s where you can check out our most recent and exciting art book discoveries!

In the weeks ahead, you’ll find inspiring recommendations from other art lovers hooked on reading.

Feel free to submit your favorite art book title so we can share it with our readers.

And for added convenience, the BUY NOW button takes you directly to AMAZON to learn more.

Coming Soon...



Goldsborough debuts his latest NERO WOLFE mystery, DEATH OF AN ART COLLECTOR which centers around the “new” Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Goldsborough is perhaps best known for continuation of Rex Stout’s famous Nero Wolfe detective series first created in 1934. The stories have since been adapted for film, radio, television and the stage.

In the photo above, Goldsborough autographed his books at Century &Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 Madison Street, Forest ParkSTAY TUNED... 

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