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Water Street Studios and Fine Line Creative Arts Center Present: The Anniversary Show - Celebrating 50 Years Together

St. Charles - “The 50th Anniversary Show” opens 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 in St. Charles. 

Work by artists and instructors will be on display through August 21. A public reception for the artists will be held in the Norris Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, July 21 from 2-4pm. 

The Norris Cultural Arts Center is located on the campus of St. Charles East High School at 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. 

For directions and information about the Center, call 630-584-7200 or visit Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-4pm. Gallery admission and parking are free.

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.

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.

About Fine Line Creative Arts Center: 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. Fine Line offers classes in weaving and textiles, painting and drawing, glass and metals, ceramics, surface design, printmaking and photography. Guest artists present workshops throughout the year. The two galleries on campus are open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and an outdoor sculpture show is installed on campus and throughout the prairie through October.  2019 also marks the expansion of the metals and glass studios as well as the addition of a glass blowing studio to increase course offerings and workshop opportunities.  For more information about classes, workshops and special events stop by Fine Line, call 630-584-9443, or visit

About Water Street Studios: Water Street Studios is a nonprofit art center located in Batavia, Illinois. Its mission is to help make the arts more accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Its vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. Water Street provides its ever-growing community with art classes, artist studios, community events, gallery exhibitions, free after-school art programs, outreach and private events in a historic venue. Water Street Studios is committed to maintaining a welcoming and safe environment for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion or disability. Learn more by visiting 

Sources: news and images via Becky Blaine, Anniversary Show Coordinator and Danielle Hollis, Executive Director