The St. Charles Arts Council is presenting their latest in a series of Pop Up Galleries - the neXt gallery at N. 2nd Street - opening on Saturday, May 26 and closing on Sunday, June 23.
The neXt gallery is popping up again - this time at 121 N. 2nd Street. The gallery will run from May 26 to June 23, with an Opening Reception on May 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. The gallery will feature the work of local artists. The SCAC and the neXt gallery committee would like to extend their thanks to Tom Anderson for the use of this space.
More information about this gallery - artists, days and hours of operation, etc. will be available soon. Keep checking the neXt gallery web site - www.nextgallerystcharles.org, or call the SCAC at 630.443.3794.
The neXt gallery Program is an initiative of the St Charles Arts Council designed to create energy, excitement, and opportunities for artists to showcase and be compensated for their talent. The Arts Council encourages building owners, volunteers, art supporters, and art collectors to get involved in this program to support the arts, and encourages artists to contact the SCAC to learn about neXt gallery opportunities. Contact the SCAC at 630.443.3794 or StCharlesArtsCouncil@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The St. Charles Arts Council is a registered not-for-profit Illinois corporation whose mission is to create an organization that serves and promotes the arts and cultural activities in St. Charles, to the mutual benefit of the arts and the community. The SCAC is staffed entirely by volunteers.
The neXt gallery Pop-Up Art Gallery program is a collaboration that promotes local/regional artists, the SCAC, and the St. Charles business community. The program is called neXt gallery, because you never know where it will pop up next!
About the St. Charles Arts Council:
The SCAC will serve all those individuals (professionals, amateurs, and students) who produce tangible, consumable works of the imagination and all organizations, businesses, and groups that include and represent those people. This would be arts and cultural activities in their broadest sense, including graphic, plastic, and decorative arts, architecture, crafts, literature and poetry, music, theater, and dance. The primary long-range goal is the transformation of St. Charles into an arts community/an arts magnet/a nationally-known arts market. Ultimately we foresee a municipal arts center, more working artists and opportunities in arts education, many privately-owned galleries, performance venues, and related arts businesses, and a downtown architecture and streetscape conducive to both the aesthetics and business of art. Contact the SCAC for information at 630.443.3794 or at StCharlesArtsCouncil@gmail.com.
About the City of St. Charles:
St. Charles, Illinois, located in both DuPage and Kane County, is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago. Over 2,100 businesses employ over 34,200 people, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants, and manufacturing facilities. The City of St. Charles was recently named one of the "150 Great Places in Illinois" for the combined architectural work of the City Municipal Center, the Main Street Bridge, and the historic Hotel Baker.
The City's recently completed 2014 Strategic Plan includes the following Action Plan: Market and promote St. Charles as a friendly, appealing destination, characterized by activities, events, arts, and culture. Capitalize on artistic and cultural resources by supporting local talent and lively venues and activities. Encourage collective civic endeavors to broaden the variety of attractions and events.
Some of the St Charles Arts Council's Arts Business Partners - Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Fox Valley Repertory, Marquee Youth Stage (MY Stage), St. Charles Singers, Steel Beam Theatre, TheMuralist.net, Tony & Friends Art Studio. The SCAC currently produces and sponsors the "neXt gallery" (a pop-up gallery program), and the "Art At Home" series.