St Charles Arts Council Presents a Pop-Up Gallery - the neXt gallery at Charlie’s

The St. Charles Arts Council is presenting their latest in a series of Pop Up Galleries – the neXt gallery at Charlie’s – opening on Saturday, September 22 and closing on Saturday, October 27, 2012

Online PR News – 22-August-2012 – St. Charles, Illinois – The neXt gallery is popping up again – this time at Charlie’s Center for the Arts in the Charlestowne Mall. The mall is located at 3800 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois, 60174. The gallery will run from September 22 to October 27, with an Opening Reception on September 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery will feature the work of local and regional artists. The SCAC and the neXt gallery committee would like to extend their thanks to the Charlestowne Mall for the use of this space.

More information about this gallery - artists, days and hours of operation, etc. will be available soon. Keep checking the neXt gallery web site –, or call the SCAC at 630.443.3794.

The neXt gallery Program is an initiative of the St Charles Arts Council designed to create energy, excitement, and opportunities for artists to showcase and be compensated for their talent. The Arts Council encourages building owners, volunteers, art supporters, and art collectors to get involved in this program to support the arts, and encourages artists to contact the SCAC to learn about neXt gallery opportunities. Contact the SCAC at 630.443.3794 or Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The St. Charles Arts Council is a registered not-for-profit Illinois corporation whose mission is to create an organization that serves and promotes the arts and cultural activities in St. Charles, to the mutual benefit of the arts and the community. The SCAC is staffed entirely by volunteers.
The neXt gallery Pop-Up Art Gallery program is a collaboration that promotes local/regional artists, the SCAC, and the St. Charles business community. The program is called neXt gallery, because you never know where it will pop up next!

About Charlie’s Center for the Arts at the Charlestowne Mall – a Pop-Up Arts Event: The St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with Community Unit School District 303, the St. Charles Public Library, and the St. Charles Park District, has organized the “Charlie’s” Pop-up Arts Event, which includes the work of professional, emerging and student artists in music, literature, visual art, theater, film, magic and more. The event will run from Saturday, September 22 to Saturday, October 27, 2012. It will encompass 14 storefronts that will be temporarily converted into visual art galleries and studios, music venues, theaters (live and film), dance, magic, and more.

About the St. Charles Arts Council:
The SCAC will serve all those individuals (professionals, amateurs, and students) who produce tangible, consumable works of the imagination and all organizations, businesses, and groups that include and represent those people. This would be arts and cultural activities in their broadest sense, including graphic, plastic, and decorative arts, architecture, crafts, literature and poetry, music, theater, and dance. Ultimately we foresee a municipal arts center, more working artists and opportunities in arts education, many privately-owned galleries, performance venues, and related arts businesses, and a downtown architecture and streetscape conducive to both the aesthetics and business of art. Contact the SCAC for information at 630.443.3794 or at

About the City of St. Charles:
St. Charles, Illinois, located in both DuPage and Kane County, is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago. Over 2,100 businesses employ over 34,200 people, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants, and manufacturing facilities. The City of St. Charles was recently named one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois” for the combined architectural work of the City Municipal Center, the Main Street Bridge, and the historic Hotel Baker.

The City’s recently completed 2014 Strategic Plan includes the following Action Plan: Market and promote St. Charles as a friendly, appealing destination, characterized by activities, events, arts, and culture. Capitalize on artistic and cultural resources by supporting local talent and lively venues and activities. Encourage collective civic endeavors to broaden the variety of attractions and events.