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Upcoming event

Live Art Series Presents: The Color of Art

Friday, February 22nd 6:30-9:00 p.m.

This lively and informative documentary explores the present-day renaissance of black art in Chicago. Rather than focusing on isolated creators, the film examines the ecosystem of artists, gallery owners, curators, and collectors that sustains the movement. There is a special emphasis on the relationships between artists and collectors, which are especially close and crucial in the black arts movement. Stick around after the film for a Q & A with director David Weathersby and Jesse Howard, one of the artists featured in the film.

$7.50 in advance | $10.00 at the door

All proceeds go to support Water Street Studios. The Live Art Series is partially funded by Batavia Arts Council.

Artwork by Jesse Howard


Water Street Studios is a nonprofit art center located in Batavia, Illinois.

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 ever-growing community with art classes, artist studios, community events, gallery exhibitions, free after-school art programs, outreach, private events in a historic venue, and more. Our strategic plan >>


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Water Street Studios attracts the best and welcomes all. 
We are proud to offer a wheelchair lift located at the entrance of our building as well as an all-gender restroom.