Classes, Exhibitions, Studios, Events, Outreach, Historic Venue

You’re Invited to Celebrate our

10 Year Anniversary

on Friday, September 13th from 6-9PM

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Bidding begins August 30th and continue until September 13th.

Artwork will be on display at the Geneva Commons from August 30th until September 8th.

This is your chance to take home an original piece of artwork from a juried list of local artists & support Water Street Studios.

Artwork will be displayed on site during the 10th Anniversary Show on September 13th. Bidding ends at 8pm.

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At Water Street Studios

We use the arts as a tool for personal, professional, academic, and economic growth.

Who We Are

We are a 501(c)3 for-purpose art center located in downtown Batavia, IL. Our mission is to help make the arts more accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Our vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. We provide our community with classes, artist studios, gallery exhibitions, free programs for under-resourced families and schools, events in our historic venue, and more.

Water Street Studios is committed to maintaining a welcoming and safe environment for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, or disability.

Our Impact


students are served through our art education and outreach programs every year. We work libraries, school districts, under-resourced families, senior centers, and more to make the arts more accessible to those in need.


artists exhibited in our award-winning galleries every year featuring a wide variety of mediums in the Dempsey Family Gallery located on the first floor and the Chicago Capital Gallery located on the second floor


artist studios on site to support emerging and professional artists seeking opportunities to exhibit, teach, collaborate, and create. We attract an estimated 10,000 visitors to these studios every year through strategic partnerships and community events.

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