About us

Water Street Studios is a nonprofit 501(c) 3, committed to making the creative arts accessible to the Fox Valley community.

We are located in a 16,000 square foot limestone building in the heart of downtown Batavia. Water Street Studios features 26 artists studios, three classrooms, three premiere art galleries, ceramics studio, metalworking studio, and printmaking lab.

Our mission is to be a vibrant organization dedicated to the creation and appreciation of the arts, and supporting our core community of Water Street Studio artists, patrons and students.

Support our mission by making a donation today.


> Visit our Donate PageWe rely on your generous support to advance art education and appreciation in our community.

School of Art

Water Street Studios offers a variety of classes for all ages and experience levels. Classes run on a trimester schedule and are staffed by professional and working artists.

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Maker-Space

Water Street Studios is home to 26 artist studios and Maker Space program that includes our PrintLab, MetalLab, and ClayLab.

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Upcoming Events

Water Street Studios holds a variety of art & culture events throughout the year such as gallery openings, artist talks and Waterline Writers. View and register for upcoming events.

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Gallery Opening Receptions


August 12, 2016 | 6-9 p.m.

Main Gallery: Michele Thrane and Lynn Tsan

Kane County Chronicle Gallery (located on 2nd floor): Christopher Cudworth


September 9, 2016 | 6-9 p.m.

Main Gallery: 7th Anniversary Show

Kane County Chronicle Gallery (located on 2nd floor): Kerri Ann Branson


October 14, 2016 | 6-9 p.m.

Main Gallery: Dave Wensel

Kane County Chronicle Gallery (located on the 2nd floor): Mark Adams