Bensenville's Busy Elves
Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

Bensenville's Busy Elves

Join the Bensenville Busy Elves for a day of giving.
This year the Bensenville Busy Elves have chosen to brighten the holidays for our local senior community at Bridgeway Senior Living. On Sunday, November 19 the Atkinson Collection Gallery will host an afternoon of gift wrapping, decorating and activities to benefit seniors during this special time of year.

This is a FREE event for kids of all ages. All materials and gifts will be included.

Event Sponsors:
The Quinn Family
State Representative Kathleen Willis
A.R.T.S. (Atkinson Reaching the Suburbs)

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Brushes and Bottles - November
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Brushes and Bottles - November

Join us every last Thursday of the month for Brushes & Bottles.  Come for a themed evening of painting, wine and fun.

$50/ticket includes all supplies, lite snacks and two hours of artistic fun.

Complimentary Adult Beverages will be served.  Participants must be 21 or older.  

Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

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Gingerbread House Decorating
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Gingerbread House Decorating

Gingerbread House Decorating!
from 10.00

FUN FOR ALL!
Decorate a house and have it displayed in our Gingerbread City at the Atkinson Fine Arts Building.
Each ticket purchased gets a house. Tickets musts be purchased in advance. Limited space is available. 

Also available for company team building sessions. Call 630.335.9565 for special pricing and to schedule.

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Brushes and Bottles - December
Dec
28
6:00 PM18:00

Brushes and Bottles - December

Join us every last Thursday of the month for Brushes & Bottles.  Come for a themed evening of painting, wine and fun.

$50/ticket includes all supplies, lite snacks and two hours of artistic fun.

Complimentary Adult Beverages will be served.  Participants must be 21 or older.  

Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

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2018 International Woman's Market
Mar
9
to Mar 11

2018 International Woman's Market

2018 International Woman's Market
from 225.00

Dear local Female artists, crafters, designers, and creators of all kinds,

The Atkinson Fine Arts Center is seeking Female vendors who design a wide range of items from household decorations, wearable fashion, delicious treats and any assortment of wonderful objects for the local patrons to purchase. We are looking for a wide assortment of vendors to cater to the many desires of customers who will attend this three day event. We have no plan to reject any vendor that meets a pg-13 standard, but for your sake as well we may close off certain kinds of merchandise due to over population. We apologize for this in advance. and you will have your Booth fee, ($200 of the $225), Electricity option (if selected) returned to you if we have to deny you due to this. The Jury fee covers the cost of review of your entry and thus can not be refunded.

  • ($200 for Booth Fee + $25 Jury Fee) =$225 Base Price. 
  • $25 for electricity option
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Paint a Paint a Pumpkin Party!
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Paint a Paint a Pumpkin Party!

A Pumpkin Painting Party!
Ages: All ages welcome.

Get in the Halloween spirit with the Atkinson Collection Gallery by joining us in painting pumpkins. Each participant will enjoy painting their very own pumpkin as well as helping paint giant pumpkins to be on display in front of the Atkinson Fine Arts Center.

This is a FREE event and everything (including pumpkins) are provided. The event is currently FULL and we are unable to take more registrations. 
Sponsored by the Atkinson Collection Gallery and A.R.T.S.

 

'Pick-a pick-a pumpkin from the pile,
We can make his eyes and a great big smile.
Pick-a pick-a pumpkin round and clean,
Then we'll be ready for Halloween!'

 

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Bensenville Holiday Market 2018
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Bensenville Holiday Market 2018

Holiday Market Vendor Signup 2018
from 225.00

Dear local artists, crafters, designers, and creators of all kinds of items,

The Atkinson Fine Arts Center is seeking vendors who design a wide range of items from household decorations, wearable fashion, delicious treats and any assortment of wonderful objects for the local patrons to purchase. NO you are not required to fit a specific holiday theme. We are looking for a wide assortment of vendors to cater to the many desires of customers who will attend this three day event. We have no plan to reject any vendor that meets a pg-13 standard, but for your sake as well we may close off certain kinds of merchandise due to over population. We apologize for this in advance. and you will have your Booth fee, ($200 of the $225), Electricity option (if selected) returned to you if we have to deny you due to this. The Jury fee covers the cost of review of your entry and thus can not be refunded.

  • ($200 for Booth Fee + $25 Jury Fee) =$225 Base Price. 
  • $25 for electricity option
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Bensenville's Busy Elves 2018
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Bensenville's Busy Elves 2018

Join the Bensenville Busy Elves for a day of giving.
This year the Bensenville Busy Elves have chosen to brighten the holidays for our local senior community at Bridgeway Senior Living. On Sunday, November 19 the Atkinson Collection Gallery will host an afternoon of gift wrapping, decorating and activities to benefit seniors during this special time of year.

This is a FREE event for kids of all ages. All materials and gifts will be included.

Event Sponsors:
The Quinn Family
State Representative Kathleen Willis
A.R.T.S. (Atkinson Reaching the Suburbs)

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Gingerbread House Decorating 2018
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Gingerbread House Decorating 2018

Gingerbread House Decorating!
from 10.00

FUN FOR ALL!
Decorate a house and have it displayed in our Gingerbread City at the Atkinson Fine Arts Building.
Each ticket purchased gets a house. Tickets musts be purchased in advance. Limited space is available. 

Also available for company team building sessions. Call 630.335.9565 for special pricing and to schedule.

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Bensenville Holiday Market
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Bensenville Holiday Market

The Atkinson Fine Arts Center has sought out local artisans who design a wide range of items from household decorations, wearable fashion, delicious treats and any assortment of wonderful objects for the local patrons to purchase. There was no requirement to be holiday specific, so our vendors will have a wide variety of items for everyone to enjoy. Buy your gifts this Holiday season from people who made them with love for those you love!


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Stories Among Us - Book Signing Event for "The Letter"
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Stories Among Us - Book Signing Event for "The Letter"

Join the Atkinson Collection Gallery for an evening with authors Amy Johnson and Terri Guldan, as they share their stories of the men they have lost through war. Both women have written books based on letters they found from a great-uncle in WWII and a brother in Vietnam. Using photographs, music, and Power Point presentation, they will bring the audience through the true historical events their families experienced, and their own personal processes of creating their books, revealing the healing effects of their journeys, the importance of family connections and the value of honoring the past.

If you would like to purchase the book, can not join us for the event, but would still like it signed please indicate so upon purchase!

Cover and Speakers Photograph

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Brushes and Bottles - October
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Brushes and Bottles - October

Join us every last Thursday of the month for Brushes & Bottles.  Come for a themed evening of painting, wine and fun.

$50/ticket includes all supplies, lite snacks and two hours of artistic fun.

Complimentary Adult Beverages will be served.  Participants must be 21 or older.  

Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

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Brushes and Bottles - September
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Brushes and Bottles - September

Join us every last Thursday of the month for Brushes & Bottles.  Come for a themed evening of painting, wine and fun.

$50/ticket includes all supplies, lite snacks and two hours of artistic fun.

Complimentary Adult Beverages will be served.  Participants must be 21 or older.  

Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

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Mey-Mey Lim Book Signing! - "Georgia Goes to the Art Museum"
Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

Mey-Mey Lim Book Signing! - "Georgia Goes to the Art Museum"

Join Artist Mey-Mey Lim as the illustrator of this wonderful children's book to get your copy signed! If you would like to order a book and have it signed you can pre-purchase the book before the event here. There are limited copies and we would love to see you at the book signing. 

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Brushes and Bottles - August
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Brushes and Bottles - August

Join us every last Thursday of the month for Brushes & Bottles.  Come for relaxing evening of painting, wine and fun.

$50/ticket includes all supplies, lite snacks and two hours of artistic fun.

Complimentary Adult Beverages will be served.  Participants must be 21 or older.

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Summer Art Competition Opening Reception
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Art Competition Opening Reception

Atkinson Fine Arts Center is hosting a Summer Art Competition from a number of artists around the world.

The community is encouraged to support by visiting the gallery and voting on entries. Voting will take begin at the start of the opening reception and close on Aug. 5, 2017 at 5pm.

Voter cards will be for sale for $5 (cash only) to benefit the Fall Pumpkin Painting children's event. 

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July Solo Exhibition - 'Rural China'
Jul
1
to Jul 31

July Solo Exhibition - 'Rural China'

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Opening Reception - June 1, 2017 (7pm-9pm) , Collectors Club (6pm)

"My inspiration comes from the world around me. I am especially fond of the green countryside, where the air is devoid of smoke, the sky is a perfect shade of blue and everything is fresh. I believe that the objects and nature around you can really affect your emotions. A clear sky makes me happy, the fragrance of flowers and the singing of birds relaxes me while the quiet moonlight sends me into a trance."- Chijia He

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May Solo Exhibition - 'AK Creations'
May
1
to May 31

May Solo Exhibition - 'AK Creations'

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Opening Reception - April 1, 2017 (7pm-9pm) , Collectors Club (6pm)

"Art and design is my passion in life and it is practically everywhere. My art reflects the places I’ve been to and the things I’m attracted to. Create a realistic picture and throw some abstract into it. To make the imagery more like a fantasy dream like reality. Image an abstract world with a fantasy reality." -Amanda Insurriaga

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Featured Exhibition - 'Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities'
Apr
6
to Apr 9

Featured Exhibition - 'Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities'

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Opening Reception - April 1, 2017 (7pm-9pm) , Collectors Club (6pm)

Johan Wahlstrom is one of today's brightest artists who is making a conscious effort to describe the social political landscape of our contemporary world. His use of political iconography and brash painting style brings to the fore a raw juxtaposition of issues facing everyday life.

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March Solo Exhibition - 'Tribute to the Female Form'
Mar
1
to Mar 31

March Solo Exhibition - 'Tribute to the Female Form'

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Opening Reception - March 1, 2017 (7pm-9pm) , Collectors Club (6pm)

The Female Figure captures Ms. Colangelo's eyes which in turn moves her hand and arm to create “marks” on the surface describing the “spirit” of the Female Human Form. She responds to the images and marks upon the picture plane.

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February Solo Exhibition - Fine Art Doodles
Feb
1
to Feb 28

February Solo Exhibition - Fine Art Doodles

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Opening Reception - February 1, 2017 (7pm-9pm) , Collectors Club (6pm)

By manipulating everyday shapes, lines and curves to create confusion, Ms. Blaszczyk sets out to create an unprecedented situation.  The viewer is confronted with the conditioning of their own perception and interprets each piece by reflecting one’s own world.

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