Water Street Studios in Batavia

Water Street Studios is a 501(c)3 for-purpose art center in downtown Batavia. Its mission is to help make the arts more accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Its vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest.

Water Street Studios recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary in September 2019. It was also named “Best Gallery” in 2019 by Kane County Chronicle and West Suburban Living Magazine.

Water Street provides the community with classes, artist studios, gallery exhibitions, free programs for under-resourced families and schools and events in its historic venue.

Visit Water Street every second Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. for new exhibitions, open artist studios, family art activities and a cash bar.

Give yourself the opportunity to explore a wide variety of mediums through high-quality classes offered both on-site and through strategic partnerships in the community.

Bask in the vibrant arts community dedicated to supporting one another through creativity and collaboration. Resident artists engage with the community through the sale, teachings and exhibiting of their art.

You’re invited to experience new exhibitions every month in award-winning galleries during public events or you can book your next memorable event with friends and family at Water Street.

Become a partner in art!

Show your support by enjoying the benefits of Water Street’s pARTnership program. The pARTners program furthers Water Street’s mission and uses the arts as a tool for personal, professional, economic and academic growth. pARTner with Water Street and make an impact today.

Q: Why do we call it pARTnership instead of membership?

A: The benefits are mutual. The program offers opportunities for you to create, learn, relax, enjoy and be a part of something bigger than yourself. All pARTnership contributions go to support the continuation of these opportunities for you and your loved ones.

Your pARTnership contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.