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Revel in Variety at Water Street Studios this August

Painted by Deborah Di Vita Glascott of the Water Street Studios Artist Collective. (image provided by Water Street Studios)

Batavia – Water Street Studios celebrates a wide variety of artwork this August with exhibitions featuring the “Water Street Studios’ Artist Collective Group Show” in the Dempsey Family Gallery and Dave Sobotka’s photography exhibition titled, “two<->sides” in the Chicago Capital Gallery.

The Water Street Studios Artist Collective (WSSAC) is a community of artists dedicated to bringing the highest quality art to the western Chicago region. These artists help support Water Street Studios’ ability to offer new exhibitions featuring a variety of different mediums every month, totaling 24 exhibitions per year.

Images (provided by Water Street Studios): Lisa Hutler (left), Dave Sobotka (top left), Deborah Di Vita Glascott (top right), Kevin Hunter (bottom)

WSSAC members include Jeffrey Brooks, Richard DeVeau, Maureen Gasek, Lisa Goesling, Deborah Glascott, David Hauptschein, Chris Hodge, Kevin Hunter, Lisa Hutler, Anke Korioth, Bill McGrath, Janice Meister, Joe Milosevich, Colin Sherrell, Steve Sherrell, Perry Slade, Carol Weber, David Wensel and Angela Wilson.

Opening reception for both exhibitions will be held on Friday, August 9 from 6-9pm. The artwork will be on display until Saturday, September 7 at 5pm.

The artists will be present at the reception to discuss their work and answer questions. In addition, appetizers will be provided by Verita in Batavia, cash bar featuring beer from Solemn Oath Brewery, and wine will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

The studios encourage all visitors to make a $5 donation at the door to support arts programming at Water Street Studios. They extend a special thank you to event sponsor, K.Hollis Jewelers and Batavia Enterprises Inc. Share photos during the event by using #2ndFridaysBatavia.

Water Street is also partnering with the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet during the 2nd Friday Gallery Opening Receptions. 

"We are happy to accept donations on their behalf. Please consider bringing an item from their current needs list that can be found at Thank you," stated Danielle Hollis, Executive Director at Water Street Studios. 

The exhibits in both galleries can be visited during regular public hours: Thursday-Sunday from 12-5pm at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia.

About Water Street Studios: Water Street Studios is a 501(c)(3) for-purpose art center located in downtown 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. "We provide our community with classes, artist studios, gallery exhibitions, free programs for under-resourced families and schools, events in our historic venue, and more." Learn more at 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, age, or disability.

Source: Danielle Hollis