Show celebrates Batavia, St. Charles art venues

The "50th Anniversary Show" opens Saturday, July 13, at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles. The show celebrates the 10th anniversary of Water Street Studios in Batavia and the 40th anniversary of Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Work by artists and instructors will be on display through Aug. 21.

A public reception for the artists will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the arts center, 1040 Dunham Road. For directions and information about the center, call (630) 584-7200 or visit Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Gallery admission and parking are free.

About Fine Line

Fine Line Creative Arts Center artists participating in the 50th Anniversary Show are: Jose Avalos, Jr., Connie Blieszner, Cynthia Boudreau, Lynn Caldwell, Dan Caldwell, Karen Johnson, Carol Kazwick, Lela Luetger, Kimberly Mullarkey, Jonathan Pacheco, Ellen and Emily Phillips, Peggy Seehafer, Robin Schoenburg, Alan Shontz, Amy Simpson, Katherine Steinbring, Gale Trausch, Alyce Van Acker, Jay Walsh, Sue Wegener, Tara Wiesnewski, Heather Winslow and Jodi Younglove.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center of St. Charles supports artists and the larger community through instruction, exploration and exhibition of traditional and innovative arts and crafts, its mission enriched by a natural and inspirational setting.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center has been serving the community and encouraging everyone to explore the arts for 40 years.

For information about classes, workshops and special events, stop by Fine Line, call (630) 584-9443, or visit

Plan now to attend Fine Line Creative Arts Center's 40th Anniversary Gala Friday, Sept. 27, at the Q Center in St. Charles. Tickets go on sale July 23. For tickets and gala information, call (630) 584-9443 or visit Fine Line is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit arts center.

About Water Street Studios

Water Street Studio artists participating in the 50th Anniversary Show are: Mark Adams, Victoria Belz, Becka Davis, Richard Deveau, Lisa Dienst-Thomas, Deborah Di Vita-Glasscott, Sharon Feller, Eric Goetzinger, David Hauptschien, Caitlin Hazelton, Christopher Hodge, Lisa Holzl, Jesse Howard, Kevin Hunter, Lisa Hutler, Jim Jenkins, Anke Korioth, Emy Krauspe, Sabrina Martin, Kathy McDonald, Bill McGrath, Janice Meister, Joe Milosevich, Marty Murphy, Marcy Rogge, Mark Russell, Georgia Schwender, Colin Sherrell, Steve Sherrell, Perry Slade, Carol Weber, Rosalie Waranius Vass, David Wensel and Lisa Youngdahl.

Save the date for Water Street Studios' 10th Anniversary Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13. The 10th Anniversary Show is free and open to the public. The 10th Anniversary Show will feature an art auction, cash bar, family activities and more.

Water Street Studios is a 501(c) (3) for-purpose art center in downtown Batavia. The mission is to help make the arts more accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Their vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. Water Street Studios is at 160 S. Water St. in downtown Batavia.

Water Street Studios provides the community with classes, artist studios, gallery exhibitions, free programs for under-resourced families and schools, events in our historic venue, and more.

Public hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. Enjoy their award-winning galleries featuring new exhibitions every month during their 2nd Friday Gallery Opening Receptions, 25 artist studios featuring emerging and professional artists, and their art classes available for all ages, both on-site and at partnership locations throughout the Fox Valley region and beyond.

For information, visit or call (630) 761-9977.

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