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"


The Research Center for Arts and Culture  at the National Center for Creative Aging established that artists suffer less loneliness and depression than the general population which is why so many artists enjoy the fun and camaraderie of taking art classes.


Put your shelter-in-place time to good use by painting, drawing, or sculpting. These endeavors can even reduce your risk of developing memory problems by as much as 79% -- according to a recent study in the journal of Neurology. And if fine art isn’t your thing, researchers state that crafts like quilting, jewelry-making or scrap-booking can still cut your risk by 48%.

So, start stimulating your brain cells regularly by pursuing a creative outlet!    

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 Park.  STAY TUNED... 

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