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

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Our mission is to make the arts accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Our vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest.

We offer high-quality programs that include art education classes, workshops, subsidized artist studios, monthly gallery exhibitions, events, and community outreach. Water Street Studios achieves its mission by providing free art education programs for those who do not have access to the arts otherwise in our community. 


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Drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, metal, glass, calligraphy, and more!

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“Being an artist is a lonely vocation. We work long hours in solitude. Our spouses and friends often don’t quite understand what we do, or why. But being part of a community of other artists here at Water Street Studios has helped offset that for me. We all speak the same language. We understand where each other is coming from. And we support and encourage each other and our work. While creating my art is still a solo endeavor, I’m able to be refreshed at the well of this community.”
— Richard DeVeau, Artist Collective Member and Board Member

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our organization and programs.
Please visit us at 160 S. Water Street in Batavia, IL to experience our organization in person.
If you cannot join us during public hours please contact us to schedule a visit.