Water Street Studios is a Nonprofit Arts Center in Batavia, Ill., is home to two galleries, 26 artist studios, three classrooms, access programs for ceramics, printmaking and welding, a visiting artist residency, a school of art, and a thriving community of artists.

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Blind Date: The Masquerade Gala

BLIND DATE is an extraordinary fundraising concept where art enthusiasts-turned-collectors have taken the opportunity to commission participating artists for an original and personal masterpiece.  The commissioned artwork will be installed in an exciting exhibition in Water Street Studios’ art gallery where they will be concealed under black shrouds until opening night.

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Photos by Jaime Foster

Water Street Studios is the cultural hub anchored in the arts within the Midwest. This is a place that draws people in. A place of respect. A place of growth and development. A place that attracts the best and welcomes all.

Gallery Hours

Thursday thru Sunday 12-4pm

Water Street Studios offers a variety of classes for all ages and experience levels. Classes run on a trimester schedule and are staffed by professional and working artists.

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Water Street Studios is home to 28 artist studios and a variety of access programs and tools for resident and non-resident artists to take advantage of.

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Water Street Studios holds a variety of art & culture events throughout the year such as gallery openings, artist talks and Waterline Writers. View and register for upcoming events.

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