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Fox River Arts Ramble

  • Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street Batavia, IL 60510 USA (map)

2019 Fox River Arts Ramble Event Details:

Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th
Join us for the 2nd Annual Fox River Arts Ramble: a two-day, self-guided arts tour featuring numerous arts-related locations from Aurora to Elgin in 2019.


Saturday, April 13th at Water Street Studios:

10:00 a.m. Doors Open 
10:00 a.m. Artist Talk with Les Allen & Bruce Thorn
12:00 p.m. Tour the new exhibitions on display, visit and shop with Resident Artists in their studios.

We will be hosting the following artist members at this year's event as well:

Collinson Fine Art | 630.561.2856
Take in Collinson’s paintings, photography and encaustic painting.

Dawn Jones Studio | 630.254.1370
Revel in the colorful work of abstract expressionist Dawn Jones, who creates with acrylic and enamel paint, inks, colored pencils and pastels.

Felicia Raschke | 630.937.4269 
View a selection of Raschke’s small works, ranging from2x3 inches to 18x24 inches, and including monoprint, collage and collage over watercolor.

Jessica Fincher |
Enjoy these colorful, contemporary works of art inspired by nature.

Justin Lirot |
Delve into Lirot’s exploration of landscapes, saturated colors, and psychedelic elements incorporating digitally manipulated personal photography.

Todd Johnson |
Check out these works that explore the relatively unusual medium of vaporized patterns formed by very-high-voltage sparks inside blocks of transparent acrylic plastic.

Sunday, April 14th at Water Street Studios

10:00 a.m. Doors Open

12:00 p.m. Artist Talk with Perry Slade

1:00 p.m. Open Sketch

Until 5 p.m. Tour the new exhibitions on display, visit and shop with Resident Artists in their studios and visiting artist members throughout the building.

Visit to download the tour map, stream Fox River Arts podcast, and learn more about the participating artists and headquarter locations.

Ramble Headquarters Locations: 
These three locations offer refreshments, public restrooms and, of course, impressive collections of artwork.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center | | 37W570 Bolcum Road | St. Charles

Join us at Fine Line for the chance to explore our classrooms while we have regular classes and demonstrations going on. Every classroom will be alive with activity, including weaving, spinning, blacksmithing, metal clay and more. Visit our two galleries for beautiful art, and shop for a variety of materials in our supplies shop. We will also have local artists selling their work. Take a stroll around our natural prairie, with grounds tours available, weather permitting.

St. Charles Arts Council’s 7th Annual Student Show at The Keep | 220 North 4th Street | St. Charles

The St Charles Arts Council’s 7th Annual Student Show at The Keep Creative is part of the SCAC’s signature Pop-Up Gallery program, which temporarily transforms non-traditional spaces into new art venues. The show includes the juried artwork – visual and video – of students in kindergarten through college. Ramblers who end their Saturday in the area are invited to attend the opening/artist reception from 5 to 7.

Water Street Studios | | 160 South Water Street | Batavia

Water Street Studios welcomes the work of three artists exploring the human experience without limits in “Earthly Delights” by Les Allen and Bruce Thorn in the Dempsey Family Gallery and “Eclecticism as I See It” by Perry Slade in the Chicago Capital Gallery. Water Street Studios will also feature an artist talk, art demos, gallery tours, and opportunities to meet and purchase artwork from our resident artists in their studios and artist members on site.