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9th Annual ArtsFest is Coming to St. Charles; Kick Off Party on Sept. 5

Aug 28, 2019 09:37AM ● By Hannah Ott

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St. Charles - ArtFest 2019 is happening from Sept. 6-15 at various locations throughout St. Charles. There will be a Kick off Party on Thursday, September 5 at the St. Charles History Museum

This year ArtsFest includes 9 Art Exhibitions, 9 Poetry Exhibitions, Live Performances and more events listed at

View the attached PDF below to see the ArtsFest brochure which contains details of all events. Other events include the following:

Kick Off Party
There will be a Kick Off Party at the St. Charles History Museum on Thursday, September 5 from 5-7pm where St. Charles Artist Rita Grendze will present an artist talk about her newly commissioned installation piece, created specifically for ArtsFest 2019. Refreshments will be served at the free, open to the public event. "Special thanks to the St. Charles History Museum for partnering on this event," states the St. Charles Arts Council.  

Artists Reception

On Friday, Sept. 6 from 6-8pm, visit the Pop-Up Gallery of the St. Charles Arts Council. 22 artists will have their work on display throughout the month of September. Refreshments will be served at the event. Address of the Pop Up Gallery is 1400 Lincoln Hwy, Suite K (next to Binny's and just behind Salsa Verde). The Arts Council tahnks Shodeen Group fro loaning them the venue. 

Art Exhibits
  • Fine Line Creative Arts Center
  • The St. Charles Public Library
  • 116 Gallery
  • Norris Cultural Arts Center
  • Steel Beam Theatre Gallery
  • Kava Diem
  • St. Charles History Museum
  • Sculpture in the Park at St. Mary's Park
2nd Annual Poetry Crawl
  • Breadsmith
  • The Diamondaire
  • 116 Gallery
  • Kilwins
  • Brunch Cafe
  • Kava Diem
  • Smitty's on the Corner
  • Townhouse Book
  • SIP Parties
Jazz Weekend
  • Mainstage Theater at Pheasant Run
  • Marquee Youth Stage
  • Steel Beam Theatre
  • Kava Diem

Cookies and Canvas, SIP Parties and Cover Design Contest
Cookies and Canvas will happen at All Things Art Studio (1106 W. Main St.) and art events will be offered at SIP Parties (1 W. Illinois St., Suite 110). The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce will have a cover design contest for you to view and judge submissions.

The St. Charles Arts Council thanks its "neighbors who are partnering in exhibiting, hosting and celebrating the arts" with them during ArtsFest 2019. Partners include: St. Charles Public LibrarySt. Charles Park District116 Gallery, Steel Beam Theatre Gallery, Norris Cultural Arts Center GalleryFine Line Creative Arts, Kava Diem, St. Charles History MuseumBreadsmith, The Diamondaire, Kilwins Chocolates & Ice CreamBrunch CafeSmittys on the CornerTown House Books, SIP Parties, St. Charles Business Alliance, Mainstage Theater at Pheasant RunMarquee Youth StageSteel Beam Theatre, All Things Art Studio and the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce.

About St. Charles Arts Council: The St Charles Arts Council is a 501(c)(3), registered not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to serve and promote the arts and cultural activities, to the mutual benefit of the arts and the community.  The SCAC is staffed by volunteers. Contact the SCAC for information at 630-443-3794 or at Mailing address: 2 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Become a Member of the St Charles Arts Council by visiting its website for complete information about how you can Get Plugged In.

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