Fox River Arts Ramble Coming to the Valley 2/19/19

February 20, 2019
Fox River Arts Ramble Coming to the Valley
April 13 & 14

February 19, 2019 – Fox River Arts, a collaborative group seeking to promote arts and culture in the Fox River Valley, is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Fox River Arts Ramble, a two-day self-guided arts tour featuring numerous arts-related locations from Aurora to Elgin. The Ramble (a collaborative effort of the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, the St Charles Arts Council, and Water Street Studios) is coming to the Fox Valley on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with some musical performances and receptions in the evening.
The Ramble features multiple artistic disciplines at sites across Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and Elgin, including open studios, galleries, art schools, museums, public art venues/tours, and creative spaces. A one-day event in its first year, this year’s event has been expanded to two days to give participants more time to tour nearly 50 participants at approximately 40 locations. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet a diverse group of artists, see their work, and tour public and private spaces that breed creativity.
A Ramble brochure and map will be available and widely distributed prior to the event, enabling visitors to select the locations that are of greatest interest and plan their route for the weekend ahead of time. More detailed information on each Ramble participant can be found by visiting
The three organizations making up the steering committee—the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, the St Charles Arts Council, and Water Street Studios—will all provide headquarters for the weekend. In addition to extensive arts offerings, the headquarters will have additional maps, refreshments, and restrooms available for use.
Last year’s inaugural event was well received with visitors attending from all over, a testament to the richness of the arts in the Fox Valley. So, join us for the Fox River Arts Ramble!  From Aurora to Elgin – Up and Down the Fox – residents and visitors will be treated to an incredible array of arts programming.  For more information about this fantastic day of art, including details about each participants’ program, visit the FRAR’s website –
In-kind sponsors of the event are Fast Color and Cooper-Hong.  We thank them for their support of this event and the arts.
About the Fox RiverArts Ramble:
The Fox River Arts Ramble is a one day self-guided tour of the arts in the valley.  It is an Event of the Fox River Arts collaboration, organized by the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, the St Charles Arts Council, and Water Street Studios.  This exciting new event includes over 40 Locations located in Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and Elgin featuring Open Studios, Galleries, Art Schools, Museums, Public Art Venues/Tours, and Creative Spaces
About Fox River Arts:
Fox River Arts collaborates and promotes the arts and culture to cultivate a visible arts destination in the Fox River Valley from Aurora to Elgin.
About the St Charles Arts Council:
The St Charles Arts Council is a 501(c)(3), registered not-for-profit Illinois corporation whose mission is to serve and promote the arts and creativity, to the mutual benefit of the arts and the community. Contact the SCAC for information at 630.443.3794 or at &
About the Fine Line Creative Arts Center:
Fine Line is one of only a few regional art centers in this country. Internationally known artists teach a variety of workshops. The membership draws from the Chicago area and surrounding states. There are as many as 1,300 students a year, a teaching staff of 45-plus and well over 200 class offerings a year. So passionate are founder Denise Kavanagh’s friends, students and supporters that the center is run almost entirely by volunteers.
About Water Street Studios:
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. Visit or visit us during Public Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Alison Bastian, Director
(630) 443-3794