160 S. Water St. || Batavia, IL 60510 || 630.761.9977
Gallery Hours: Mon 10a-2p, Thur 10a-2p, Fri 12p-9p, Sat 10a-2p, Sun 12p-4p
117 W. Main St. || St. Charles, IL 60174 || Print Lab
- About Us
- I AMerican
- Spring Show
- Facility Rental
- 2nd Floor Gallery REntal
- Gallery H20
- Futures Gallery Shows
- Past Gallery Shows
- ŏn-sŏm' bəl
- Summer Show July 12 - Aug 24 2013
- Anniversary Show Sep 17-Dec 31 2011
- Spring Show April 23-Aug 14 2010
- Winter Show Jan 15-April 3 2010
- Grand Opening Sept 18 2009
- Temporary Location 2008
- Carbon Show April 12-June 29 2013
- Winter Show 2013
- 3rd Year Anniversary Show 2013
- Indulge June 1 - Sept 8 2012
- Illuminate Jan 27-May 12 2012
- 2nd Year Anniversary Show Sept 30-Dec 31 2011
- Summer Show: June 3-Sept 10 2011
- Winter Show: Jan 28-May 14 2011
Though: Jan 24 - March 30
A multi-media exhibition exploring what it means to be an "American" from the perspective of bi-cultural artists living in the US. Curator: Sergio Gomez
Submission Deadline March 16
Guest Juror: Jenny Lam
"Sixteen thousand square feet occupied by 28 humans of infinite creative possibilities."
If you are interested in renting studio space, please let us know so that you can be next in line. We strongly encourage volunteering in the gallery before signing a contract for a studio.
Printshop | Ceramic Studio | Metalshop
Water Street Studios strives to create an environment in which artists, regardless of their level of expertise, have access to the equipment that is needed to make their art without having to rent a studio in the facility.
Located in St. Charles
Emerging Printmaking program, Variety of presses to suit every printmaking process. 117 W. Main St. || St. Charles
School of Art
Water Street Studios offers an amazing variety of classes for all ages and experience levels. It is our philosophy that everyone from preschoolers to seniors can use art in their lives. Classes run on a trimester schedule and are staffed by professional and working artists.
Kane County Chronicle Gallery
Kane County Chronicle Gallery, located on our 2nd floor is available for rental for any artist that wants to have a solo or group show.
Our retail store, Gallery H2O, is adjacent to Water Street Studios' fine art gallery and offers quality artistic items for your everyday shopping needs.
3rd Sunday of Every Month, 7-9pm
Waterline Writers host monthly readings where writers read excerpts from their own work, including fiction, poetry, plays, lyrics, spoken word, storytelling, stand-up comedy, experimental and multi-media work.
Wordplay at Water Street
Hosted by Adam Gottlieb
For teens and college-aged students who love to write. Writing workshops at 7. Open mic at 8. Performances by featured poets at 9. Every 4th Friday of every month.
Art Flow is our Community Outreach Arts Education program that provides positive, artistic experiences for students and adults in the Fox Valley area.
Awesome Art Afternoons
Free Art Classes
Every Sunday 1-3p. Admire amazing art in the gallery, Be creative and spend quality time with the ones you love. Activities include: drawing, coloring, pasting or painting. All ages: Best for ages 3 and up accompanied by an adult at all times.
Mission: Batavia Artists Association at Water Street Studios was founded to advance art education and appreciation by developing the promotion of fine arts in Batavia and neighboring communities. As an integral part of our community, the Batavia Artists Association at Water Street Studios strives to create a personal and diverse venue for creativity, collaboration, expression and education.
WSS was one of the Best Art Gallery in 2010.
In 2011 & 2012 we were Best Art Gallery and one of the best for family recreation and live music.
Additional support comes from our Artistic Development Sponsor:
Water Street Studios is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency:
Additional funding provided by:
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Special Events each Month:
-Waterline Writers (3rd Sunday)
-WordPlay (4th Fridays)