Museums: Dining, Dancing and Dessert at Gallery 7
September 13, 2012 10:58AM
Updated: September 13, 2012 10:58AM
Adams Hall Gallery: Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays from late August to early May. Free. Closed during the summer months. At Wheaton College, north of Blanchard Hall, 500 College Ave., Wheaton. Call (630) 752-5050 or visit wheaton.edu/art.
Ainsworth Photography Gallery: Society meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at the gallery. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and other times by appointment. At 721 Taylor St., Joliet. Call (815) 726-1840.
Arts in Bartlett: Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday. At 118 W. Bartlett Avenue, Suite 2. Call (630) 372-4152 or visit artsinbartlett.org.
Aurora Public Art Commission: At Aurora’s City Hall, at 44 East Downer Place. City Hall is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Free.
Bas Gallery: Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. At 4 E. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 548-4003 or visit basgallery.com.
Beat of My Art: Hours change seasonally. Weekends by appointment. At 329 N. Center St., Naperville. Call (630) 848-1128 or visit thebeatofmyart.com.
Bourbon Street Gallery: At Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main St., St. Charles. Call (708) 254-6806.
Bridges A Gallery of Fine Art: Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. At 305 N. Second St., St. Charles. Call (630) 377-7726 or visit bridgesfineart.com.
Calmer House Gallery: At 352 Union Street, Joliet. Visit calmerhousegallery.com.
Campbell House Art Gallery: Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays. Also open noon to 3 p.m. Sundays during special exhibits. Free. At 33W848 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Call (630) 208-9567.
Dicksen Center: Ceramics Building hours are from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove. Call (630) 466-7900 or visit waubonsee.edu.
DuPage Art League: Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Free. The gallery offers ongoing classes and rotating monthly exhibits featuring the work of local artists. At 218 W. Front St., Wheaton. Call (630) 653-7090 or visit dupageartleague.org.
Fermilab Art Gallery: Open by appointment or before and after performing arts programs scheduled throughout the year. At Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Call (630) 840-6825 or visit fnal.gov/pub/art_gallery.
The Fine Line Creative Arts Center: Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Class hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. At 6N158 Crane Road, St. Charles. Call (630) 584-9443 or visit finelineca.org.
Friends of Community Public Art: At 310 N. Ottawa St. in downtown Joliet. Call (815) 727-5255 or visit fcpaonline.org.
Gahlberg Gallery: Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, and during main stage performance events and by appointment. Free. At the College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-2321 or visit cod.edu/gallery.
Gallery of Meiley-Swallow Hall: Hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. At 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Call (630) 637-5543 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.
The Gallery of Oesterle Library: Hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to midnight Sundays. At North Central College, 320 E. School Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 637-5375 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/events.
Gallery 7: Dining, Dancing and Dessert, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 15. 1950s Joliet Bandstand theme and a live Rockabilly band. Tickets are $45. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and by appointment. At 116 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet. Call (815) 726-1840.
Gallery 28: Hours are 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. At 28 N. Fourth St., Geneva. Call (630) 845-9673 or visit www.gallery28.biz or artgalleriesgeneva.com.
Gallery 44: At 50 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 801-0818.
Grand Gallery: At 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call (630) 723-2485.
Hozhoni Gallery: Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 30 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 717-8080 or visit hozhonigallery.com.
Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery: Four Solo Exhibitions, to Oct. 5. Grimm’s fairy tales by professional storyteller Judith Heineman and musician Daniel Marcotte, Sept. 30. On the first floor of the Norton Building, 201 W. 10th St., Lockport. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free. Call (815) 838-7400.
Indigo Gallery: Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery is located at 100 N. Chicago Street in downtown Joliet, in the Rialto building. Visit rialtoartsdistrict.com.
Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery: Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. At 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Call (815) 280-2223.
Lemont Artists Guild: How to Get Motivated, 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Renee Tabor, from Metamorphosis, will help motivate you to make art and help rid those blocks that hinder the flow of your creative juices. Photographic exhibit by Tony Minard, “Prairie Portals and Gateways.” This exhibit features windows and doors of Frank Lloyd Wright homes, to Sept. 28. Lemont Artists Guild’s juried fine art show, Love of Art, is Nov. 3. Applications are on website, or contact Liz Popp at (815) 341-1145 or Lizzypopp@hotmail.com. At Athens Gallery at the Lemont Public Library, 50 East Wend Street, Lemont. The Lemont Artist Guild has meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. Call (630) 243-6134.
Lemont Center for the Arts: At 1243 State Street, Unit 101, Lemont.
Lewis University: Hours are 8:30 a.m. to midnight Mondays to Thursdays; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to midnight Sundays. On Route 53 in Romeoville. Call (815) 836-5300.
Lockport Street Gallery: Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. At 503 W. Lockport St., Plainfield. Call (815) 436-0370 or visit lockportstreetgallery.com.
Moser Performing Arts Center Gallery: Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. At 500 Wilcox St. in Joliet. Call (815) 740-3821 or visit stfrancis.edu/va/gallery.
Naperville Fine Art Center and Gallery: Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Monthly exhibits, classes for all ages, and special events. At 508 N. Center St., Naperville. Call (630) 355-2530, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit napervilleartleague.com.
Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center: Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. At 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. Call (630) 584-7200, ext. 14. or visit NorrisCulturalArts.com.
Orleans Street Gallery: Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. At Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 524-5048 or visit orleansstreetgallery.com
Plainfield Art League: League meetings are from 7 to 8:45 p.m. the second Wednesday at Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St. Classes and demonstrations offered. Call (815) 556-9278 or visit plainfieldartleague.org.
Safety-Kleen Gallery One: Exhibition featuring artwork from 14 ECC fine arts faculty members will be held to Sept. 22. At the ECC Arts Center on the Main Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Call (847) 214-7405.
St. Charles Arts Council: At 920 Cedar Ave., St. Charles. At Two East Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 443-3794.
The Schingoethe Gallery in Dunham Hall: The 11th annual Aurora University Graduating Art Majors Exhibit, to Sept. 15. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays and Saturdays. Donations are $3 for adults; $1 for children under 12; $2 for students and seniors; and $7 for families. At 1400 Marseillaise Place, Aurora. Call (630) 844-7843 or visit aurora.edu/museum/ddg1.htm.
Schoenherr Art Gallery: Expressive artwork by Michelle Lindblom is featured in the solo exhibit “The Journey Continues” to Sept. 30. Artist reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and noon to midnight Sundays. At Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 637-5300 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/events.
Marion E. Wade Center: Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Closed from Christmas through New Year’s Day. Free. Rotating historical exhibits, some incorporating art. At Wheaton College, 351 E. Lincoln Ave., Wheaton. Call (630) 752-5908 or visit wheaton.edu/wadecenter.
University of St. Francis: Hours are by appointment only. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. At the Moser Performing Arts Center gallery, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. Call (815) 740-3404.
Water Street Studios: Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and 12 to 4 p.m. Sundays. At 160 S. Water Street, Batavia. Call (630) 761-9977 or visit waterstreetstudios.com.
Wildwood Gallery: Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays call. At 1010 S. State St., Lockport. Call (815) 838-9852.
Wings Student Gallery: Hours are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays or by appointment. At College of DuPage, Student Services Center, Room 2210425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Call (630) 942-2421.
American Movie Palace Museum: Artifacts from theaters across the United States. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. most third Saturdays of each month. Call first. Evening open houses occasionally scheduled. Group tours by appointment. Admission free. At the York Theatre Building, 152 N. York St., Elmhurst. Call (630) 782-1800 or visit historictheatres.org.
Batavia Depot Museum: Hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission $1. Exhibits relating to railroad history, Mary Todd Lincoln and local history. At 155 Houston St., Batavia. Call (630) 406-5274 or visit bataviahistoricalsociety.org.
Billy Graham Center Museum: Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission $4 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, $1 for children and $10 for a family pass. Free parking. Handicapped-accessible. At Wheaton College, 500 E. College Ave., Wheaton. Call (630) 752-5909 or visit bgcmuseum.org.
Center for History: Fairways, Green & Clubs golf exhibit features American golf from the 1890s to the 1940s presented in the atmosphere of a vintage clubhouse. The Disaster, Courage & Silence exhibit immortalizes the capsizing of the SS Eastland in 1915. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for students. Children 8 and under admitted free. At 315 W. Front St., second floor, Wheaton. Call (630) 871-6601 or visit wheaton.lib.il.us/whc/.
Crimi Auditorium: At the Institute for Collaboration, at Aurora University, 407 S. Calumet Ave. Call (630) 844-6866 or visit aurora.edu/wackerlin.
Elmhurst Historical Museum: Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital, to Sept. 30. At 120 East Park Ave., Elmhurst. Call (630) 833-1457 or visit elmhursthistory.org.
Geneva History Center: At 113 S. Third St., Geneva. Call (630) 232-4951 or visit genevahistorycenter.org.
Graue Mill and Museum: Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays, except holidays. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $3 for seniors, $1.50 for kids. At 3800 York Road, Oak Brook. Call (630) 655-2090 or visit grauemill.org.
Lemont Area Historical Society Museum: Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children 5 to 12. At 306 Lemont St., Lemont. Call (630) 257-2972.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for students and teens, $1 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for children younger than 7. Free on Fridays. In Wilder Park at 220 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. Call (630) 833-1616 or visit lizzadromuseum.org.
Lockport Area Genealogical and Historical Society: At Lockport Public Library, Eighth and Hamilton streets, Lockport. Admission is free. Call (630) 838-2327.
Phillips Library of Aurora University: At 315 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora. Call (630) 844-4924.
The Plainfield Historical Museum: History & Restoration of Plainfield’s Opera House Block. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. At 23836 W Main St., Plainfield.
Plainfield Historical Society: At the Plainfield Township Building, 22525 W. Lockport St., Plainfield. Visit facebook.com/plainfieldhistoricalsociety.
P. Seth Magosky Museum Of Victorian Life: Truth and Lies regarding the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. 1-4 p.m. Sept. 16. $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. Collections of Civil War-era items, early Joliet items and dolls. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. At 206 N. Broadway, Joliet. Call (815) 723-3052.
St. Charles Heritage Center: Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Suggested donation $2. At 215 E. Main St., St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6967 or visit stcmuseum.org.
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