The event will run from Saturday, September 22 to Saturday, October 27, 2012. It will encompass 14 storefronts that will be temporarily converted into visual art galleries and studios, music venues, theaters (live and film), dance, magic, and more.
Visual Arts neXt gallery at Charlie’s (7,000 sq ft of professional, student, and emerging visual artist work)/St Charles Arts Council
Music HEADLINE JAZZ PERFORMER – TAMMY MCCANN/The St. Charles Group, St Charles Arts Council
Mike and Kris Alberts with Chris Walke/St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
Alyssa and the Allgoods/St Charles Arts Council, Vero Voce School of Visual and Performing Arts
Greg Boerner/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
Count Zazz/ St Charles Arts Council
Gerald Dowd/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
Mark Dvorak/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
Funktional Family/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
K-Nein Jazz Trio/ St Charles Arts Council and Vero Voce School
Bob Kuhn/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
Mosaik Jazz Duo/ St Charles Arts Council and Vero Voce School
Dave Ramont/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
Dave Sills/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
Small Potatoes/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
St. Charles Singers for Children/ St. Charles Singers
The Pickin’ Bubs/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
The Poor Saps/ St Charles Arts Council, Mike Alberts
Battle of the Bands/Teen Writers and Artists Project
Creativity Explosion: Teen Spoken Word Showcase hosted by Adam Gottlieb/Teen Writers and Artists Project
Performing Arts Academy at Fox Valley Repertory – FREE Musical Theatre Dance
Performing Arts Academy at Fox Valley Repertory – FREE Singing Class
Performing Arts Academy at Fox Valley Repertory –FREE Into the Woods and Chicago Revues
Charlie’s Center for the Arts at the Charlestowne Mall – a Pop-Up Arts Event is sponsored by:
The City of St. Charles, P-ARTS (People for the Arts), The St. Charles Group, St Charles Arts Council, The Label Printers, St. Charles Rotary Club [Noon], St. Charles Bank and Trust, Elgin Community College, and Janice Reed Schneider, CPA, LTD, with in-kind donations from The Daily Herald, Kane County Chronicle, Gary Brown Design, Charlestowne Mall, J. L. Wagner Plumbing, Classic Cinemas, St. Charles Public Library, CUSD303, and St. Charles Park District.
More information can be found on the SCAC web site - StCharlesArtsCouncil.org or by calling the SCAC office – 630.443.3794. A Calendar of Events can be found at StCharlesArtsCouncil.org – click on Calendar.
The St. Charles Arts Council is a 501(c)(3), 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 SCAC currently produces and sponsors the “neXt gallery” (a pop-up gallery program), and the “Art At Home” series and is introducing Charlie’s Center for the Arts at the Charlestowne Mall – a Pop-Up Arts Event.
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. Ultimately we foresee a city municipal arts center, more working artists and opportunities in arts education, many privately-owned galleries, performance venues, and related arts programming.
About Community Unit School District 303:
Community Unit School District 303 is a high-achieving, pre-K-12 system covering 57.4 square miles in the picturesque Fox River Valley, 40 miles west of Chicago. District 303 serves about 13,800 students (August, 2009) from the City of St. Charles and portions of West Chicago, South Elgin, Wayne, Campton Hills, Wasco, Elburn and unincorporated Kane County.
In July 2011, Family Circle Magazine named St. Charles the Best Town for Families in the United States. Among the reasons why the City of St. Charles was given this honor is the involvement of District 303 in the community and the fact that District 303 works closely with the City of St. Charles, the St. Charles Park District, the St. Charles Public Library and other civic organizations to benefit the residents of the community.
The district operates 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.
About the St. Charles Public Library:
The St. Charles Public Library is an integral part of the community that has met the information and resource needs of St. Charles residents for over 100 years. The Library's role has grown from a simple book lending service in 1906, to a multi-service library and information center using 21st century technology.
The Library is recognized for its outstanding collections and programs. Its Youth, Reference, and Special Services programs and staffs have won state-wide awards for excellence. The community's high use and support of the Library are indicative of the value residents place on it.
Philanthropy has played an important role in the Library's past, from funds for the first Library, the 1908 Carnegie building, to grants from the Norris Foundation to remodel the original 1908 facility. The St. Charles Public Library Foundation continues this tradition of philanthropy and service to the community.
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.
About the City of St. Charles:
St. Charles, Illinois, is 35 miles west of Chicago. Over 2,100 businesses employ over 34,200 people, consisting of a mix of retailers, restaurants, and manufacturing facilities. The City of St. Charles was recently named #1 by Family Circle in its 2011 Annual Survey of Best Towns & Cities for families.
The City’s 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.