Ongoing Events
Open Studio

Saturdays 11 AM until 2 PM The Awakenings Project Studio is open every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM. All Artists are welcome to join us for a "drop-in" art-making session. Guests and observers are always welcome. Call (630)606-8732, for more information. In the Professional Building at 164 Division, #415, Elgin, IL.

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Open Studio

Wednesdays noon until 2 PM Artists are welcome to join us for a "drop-in" art-making session. Please call ahead, because it is not always open. If drawing or painting is not your thing, you can journal, write essays, poetry, your autobiography, short stories, or novels. It's at The Awakenings Project Studio.

Reaching Out

Several members of The Awakenings Project have led "Imagery Journaling" at the late, great Larkin Center in Elgin, at West Chicago Terrace nursing home and at Wheaton Care Center. We've also led art groups at theDuPage Convalescent Center.  The groups were project-oriented, and each member created a functional and beautiful piece of artwork with a little help from Awakenings. All of these programs were partially supported by a grant from the Community Arts Access Program, which is funded by The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the now unfortunately defunct Hinsdale Center for the Arts. Logo: Illinois Arts Council

Events and Activities

The MOST RECENT Awakenings Review, Fall 2015 issue is still available. Order your copy(ies) NOW from the orders/subscriptions page on this website. We were way behind on Vol 6. Num. 2, which became available in Fall of 2015, Keep an eye out for Vol. 7 Num. 1, our Fall 2017 issue. We were busy working on the first ever and NOW released CD of Music and Poetry by Awakenings artists. If you would like to order a copy, please let us know via our Contact Us page. They are $10 each, plus $5 Shipping & Handling. We accept checks via snail-mail or online payments via PayPal. Thanks! And special thanks to Mandy Rakow for all her hard work in turning this dream into a reality!

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If you know of a venue that would like to have an Awakenings Exhibit, please contact us using our Contact Us page on this website. Thanks!

FEBRUARY 6 - ONGOING FOR NOW -- Awakenings Fine Art has an ongoing exhibit for six months at the Aurora City Hall. The fabulous Rena Church invited us to show our work for the first time at the Aurora City Hall. Five glorious floors, filled with fantastic artwork (over 60 pieces) by Awakenings artists. Read more about it in Kane County Connects' article..

SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 8 -- We're back at the Burning Bush Art Gallery in Wheaton. Opening Reception is Sunday September 10th from 1 - 4 PM. Thanks again to Tony Asta and Bill Austin. We will also have an Open Mic on Saturday evening, September 16th 7:30 - 9:30 PM and a Mandala Workshop on Sunday, September 17th 1 - 3 PM. Join us afterwards any time between 4 and 8 PM for a FUNdraiser at Chipotle in Wheaton -- 2119 West Roosevelt Rd.

OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 4 -- We will have another pop-up show at Art Area Studio 51 in Elgin, loosely based around a Halloween/Day of the Dead theme. We hope you're there for the scare!


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