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Water Street Studios celebrates its 8th anniversary and becomes wheelchair accessible

Aug 31, 2017 11:10AM ● By Ben Scott

Batavia, IL—Water Street Studios will be displaying work of more than 30 artists for its 8th Anniversary Show in The Dempsey Family Gallery.

The exhibiting artists in this annual juried show are past, present and future studio residents, past displaying artists, Water Street Collective members, past and present Water Street Studios members, committee members and volunteers, making this a true community event to celebrate Water Street Studios’ “Golden Birthday.”

Danielle Hollis, Executive Director of Water Street Studios, said, “We are honored to support our ever-growing community of artists. Now in our eight year, Water Street Studios is clearly becoming the arts and cultural hub of the Fox River Valley region and beyond. We are very fortunate have so many talented and active artists in our community. Our 8th Anniversary Show is an opportunity to celebrate them and their work.”

The Anniversary Show, which will include paintings, prints, collage, assemblages and sculpture. During the opening night reception there will be Maker-Space demonstrations by our PrintLab, MetalLab, and ClayLab Managers; free food by Gaetano’s Batavia; and a cash bar featuring beer from Solemn Oath Brewery and wine from Bright Angel wines. A special thank you to our event sponsor K. Hollis Jewelers. The exhibit will open on Friday, September 8 at 6:00 pm and continue until October 8, 2017.

Upstairs at the Kane County Chronicle Gallery

Resident artist Bonnie King will be displaying a number of recent oil paintings for her show titled, “Null District” at the Kane County Chronicle gallery, located on the second floor of Water Street Studios.

The show will be on view during regular gallery hours: Friday, 1-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia, IL.

New Wheelchair Lift Ribbon Cutting

Water Street Studios is proud to announce that we will be accessible to all with the installation of our new wheelchair lift. A special thank you to The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for providing funding for this project and to A-Z Mobility for working with us on this project. Water Street and the community will celebrate this momentous event with a ribbon cutting ceremony that will also take place on Friday, September 8 at 5:45 pm. Batavia’s Mayor Jeff Schielke and other prominent members of the community will be in attendance. We hope you join us.