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Sep 22

The St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, presents ArtsFest

St. Charles, IL - The St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, presents ArtsFest | St. Charles - ALL of the ARTS, ALL over TOWN - from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 17.  The event features terrific arts programming going on all over town.

This Week - Showcasing the Jumpin' 100 Block of West Main

Steel Beam Theatre - 111 W. Main Street

It's SBT's 16th season of wonderful theater.  During ArtsFest, SBT is producing 100 Years of Broadway, The 1st Century of Musicals. This original musical evening takes you on a journey through the major milestones of Broadway hits - and near misses - that make up the American showtune century. From the era of Ziegfeld to the era of big blockbuster musicals, this show will have your toes tapping and your heart singing. Conceived and Directed by Douglas Orlyk.  Featuring:  Karen Bronson, Terry Christianson, Pam Gianakakos, Josh Gouskos, Allison Kurtz, Douglas Orlyk, Christine Pfenninger, David Pfenninger, Lori Skubich

Visit steelbeamtheatre.org for more about SBT and for show times and to purchase tickets.

In addition to SBT's "Broadway" play, they are hosting two showings of the Geneva Film Festival's presentation of Best of the Festival.  The complete line up of films is on the SCAC's web site - visit ArtsFestThe Library showing on September 9th is SOLD OUT, so make plans to see the films at Steel Beam!

And whether you see the play and/or the films, enjoy the Steel Beam Theatre Art Gallery, while you're there. The exhibit, which will be going on throughout ArtsFest can be viewed during Steel Beam's hours. 


Laura Frazier Artistry - Grand Opening + Color Field Art Collaboration - 111 W. Main Street

The 111 W. Main building is All About Art!  SBT is upstairs, Salon Agape  is on the first floor (artists at what they do + artwork on their walls), and Laura Frazier Artistry (gallery and studios) is downstairs.  September 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. is their Opening Reception!  LFA's show is Meta Series & Madame Butterfly.  In addition to the Opening, gallery goers will see a Repeat Performance (the Premiere is at the SCAC's Pop-Up Galleries at Pheasant Run on September 8) of Color Field, an art collaboration curated by Laura Frazier.  Live Painting to Spoken Word to Music.  Poetry/Spoken Word with Emily Thornton Calvo, Russ Devereaux, David Gecic, and Christine Swanberg + Jazz with Clare Black and Company + Live Painting with Emily Thornton Calvo, Laura Frazier, Jose Aleman Sasieta, and Peggy Sue Seehafer. 


Stanbridge Master Saddlers Pop-Up Gallery Shop, Artist Peggy Sue Seehafer - 122 W. Main Street

ArtsFest's FIRST Pop-Up Gallery Shop will be at Stanbridge Master Saddlers.  The Pop-Up opens on September 8 and runs through the month, during store hours.  Peggy Sue Seehafer's gorgeous photographs and portraits of horses are featured.  To see more images of her work Visit PeggySueSeehafer.com.  Or visit her Artistic Impressions Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/artistic1



Jazz in the Jumpin' 100 Block

And don't forget the Downtown St. Charles Partnership's Jazz Weekend!  You'll find Jazz in the 100 Block at 116 GALLERY (in Mixology Salon), 1st Street Plaza, Rox City Grill (in Hotel Baker), and McNally's.  Plus Clare Black + Company at Color Field (111 West Main).  For specific locations, days, and times Visit DowntownStCharles.org .


For more information about this fantastic 10 Days of Art, check out the St Charles Arts Council's web site - http://www.stcharlesartscouncil.org/artsfest/or call the SCAC at 630.443.3794 or email us at info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.

East Side, West Side, and Downtown - ALL over TOWN - residents and visitors will be treated to an incredible array of arts programming.

About the St Charles Arts Council: The St Charles Arts Council is a 501(c)(3), registered not-for-profit Illinois 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 entirely by volunteers. Contact the SCAC for information at 630.443.3794 or at info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.

About the St. Charles Park District: The St. Charles Park District is a special purpose government unit. It is the mission to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents through excellence in programs, parks, facilities, and services.  This is the mission of the Park District as expressed by the Park Board. The mission represents the fundamental statement of purpose and is the point of reference for all decision making.