At Water Street Studios
We use the arts as a tool for personal, professional, academic, and economic growth.
what we do
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.
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.