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Celebrating Public Art Event: Participating Artists and Artist Reception

The Celebration Gallery will be opening at 311 N. 2nd Street, Suite 100. The following Artists will have their work in the Celebration Pop-Up Gallery at N. 2nd Street 

Ēkwabet Gallery featuring Native American Artists
Chris Pappan | Monica Rickert-Bolter  | Adam Sings In The Timbers  |  Debra Yepa-Pappan And Guy J. Bellaver’s Ēkwabet

Public Art Gallery featuring Artists in the Art in Public Places Project
Ray Kobald  |  Howard Russo  |  Peggy Sue Seehafer  |  Todd Willing

Juried Show
Feng Biddle  |  Kristine Blanchard  |  Elisa R. Boughner  |  Joseph Coleman  |  Mary Tucker Curts  |  Al DaValle | Linda J. Evans | Claudia Frost | Elizabeth Higdon | Priscilla Huang | Kathi Kuchler | Phil Martin  |  Connie Olmstead | Kathleen Prendergast  | Felicia Raschke | Marcy Rogge  |  Mary Ellen Segraves  | Nanette B. Stephens | Laura Stoecker  |  Atala Toy  |  David Wennemar | Maureen Zwier

The Celebration Gallery at N. 2nd Street will open at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23 and will run through  Saturday, July 14.  The Opening Reception is 6 to 8 p.m. on the 23rd, celebrating the Gallery Artists and the Dedication of the Gratitude Project’s The Key public art sculpture.  Please stop by to see a fantastic gallery which celebrates Ēkwabet and Native American art, artists whose public art graces the city, and our Juried Celebration Artists.  Enjoy the reception while you wander through seven rooms of art.  End your day of art (the Gratitude Project Reception at 10 a.m., a visit to Sculpture in the Park, and the Artist Reception at 116 Gallery from 4 to 7 p.m.) with the Pop-Up Gallery Reception.  Or make the Opening/Artist Reception your evening destination!

For more information about all of the city’s Public Art programming, Visit ArtinPublicPlacesSTC.com, Ēkwabet.com, GratitudeProjectSTC.wordpress.com, StCharlesArtsCouncil.org and STCsculpture.org, STCRiverCorridor.org, DowntownStCharles.org and  VisitStCharles.com.

Special Thanks to our Public Art Celebration Event Partners, the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, the River Corridor Foundation, the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau and the St. Charles Park District, all of whom support and fund Public Art, ranging from majestic sculptures, to space for Pop-Up Galleries, to the DSCP’s new Street Art project at the Fine Art Show. 

Save the Date!
The 7th Annual ArtsFest is coming to St. Charles September 7-16.
ArtsFest is organized by the St Charles Arts Council in partnership with the St. Charles Park District and is a ten day arts festival across the city of St. Charles. It is the only event of its kind in our community in that it celebrates ALL of the arts ALL over town. Multiple artistic disciplines are featured in venues all over the city including visual art, film, music, spoken word, and live theater.
Registration is open until July 14 for those who want to participate as a showcasing venue (email us at info@stcharlesartscouncil.org to sign up!), but so far, participants and their events include the St. Charles Park District’s Sculpture in the Park, the Downtown St. Charles Partnership’s Jazz Weekend, Steel Beam Theater’s newest production GIRL’S NIGHT, All Things Art Studios’s Open Studio, and Marquee Youth Stage’s Playwright’s Festival, Drop-In Improv, and Live Music Event.
New to the event this year is the ArtsFest Gallery Crawl that includes the St Charles Arts Council’s ArtsFest Pop-Up Gallery, the St. Charles Public Library’s Mezzanine Gallery Show, Laura Stoecker Photography’s Open Studio/Gallery, “Emotion and Matter” at 116 Gallery, “Stitched Together” at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, “Verdant Impressions” at the Gallery of Nature at Wasco Nursery, and the “Vicinity Show” at Norris Cultural Arts.
East Side, West Side, and Downtown – ALL over TOWN – residents and visitors will be treated to an incredible array of arts programming!

Don’t Forget! It’s Membership Season!
There’s still time to purchase or renew your membership to the St Charles Arts Council. Our membership season runs from June 1-May 31 each year, so act now to get the most of your membership! Memberships are available at a variety of levels (for as low as $40!) and can be purchased online by visiting our website and clicking the yellow “DONATE” button at the top of any page or by mailing a check to:

St Charles Arts Council
2 E Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174

Your donation will go towards projects and events that promote and support the arts in our community. See our membership page for more information. We thank you for your continued support!



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