The Beloit Art Center Plein Air group starts this spring. The purpose of the group is to get together at a scheduled location, have fun, and paint what we see. We have no restrictions as to how anyone paints, and all who are interested are welcome. We have a "Ridiculous Paint Brush Award" that will go to the artist that displays the most interesting creativity each session. See our scheduled locations below, which will be open painting sessions with painters from other Plein air groups invited to join us. We collect no fees, and provide no materials. All are welcome to enter any Plein Air session as they choose. You will have the opportunity to show your work in the Bell Gallery at the Beloit Art Center. Any questions can be directed to John Hines, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beloit Art Center Plein Air Painters Schedule 2018 - check our Facebook page for the latest updates.
We meet and paint until it’s over, then we talk it over and go home, sometimes by way of an eatery. Plan 2 to 4 hours.
May 5th - 8:00am Riverside Park Beloit, 1240 Riverside Dr. Beloit WI at the pavilion. River, lagoon, plantings, paths, people, and geese.
May 12th - 8:00 am Tiffany Bridge, 6598 South Smith Rd. Janesville WI. The only 5 arch stone railway bridge in the world. A must paint.
May 19th - 9:00 until 12:00 at Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Rd, Burlington Wi. They have gardens and a gift shop, and lunch is to be determined yet.
June 2nd - 8:00am Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St. South Beloit IL. Nature trails, railroad, river, creek, bridges, bathrooms and hot coffee.
June 5th - Horace White Park, 825 East Grand Ave, Beloit WI, at the pavilion, time not set yet, Hillside Park with four churches visible.
June 9th - 8:00am Nicholas Conservatory / Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd St, Rockford, Il. Beautiful gardens, many flowers, trees, paths and shrubs along the Rock River.
June 16th - 8:00am Sue Arndt farm, 2525 E Woodman Janesville. Pastoral setting, farm and farm animals.
June 23rd - 8:00am Turtle creek greenway trail, White Ave/hwy 81, just east of the turtle Creek Bridge on left side, (look for sign) going east toward I-90. Wooded trails and small clearings along the Turtle creek
June 27th - 4:00pm Rockton River Market, 200 E. Hawick St. Rockton Il. An afternoon paint with people, things to buy, music, food & drink. There will be more events posted here as we determine where we want to go, at this time we plan to have the open paint sessions run through the end of October.
During a 5 week class, local photographer Steve Bogdonas will help you learn how to take top quality photos with your digital camera. The class is designed for the intermediate photographer and will cover camera basics, classic and portrait lighting, color theory and classical design concepts. Beginning Wednesday, August 1, the class will meet from 6 to 8 pm at the Beloit Art Center, 520 E. Grand Avenue, Beloit, WI.
Sign up early as the class size is limited. Call the Beloit Art Center at 608-313-9083 or Steve at 815-389-9086 with any questions and to sign up for the class.
Wednesdays August 1, 8,15, 22, 29
6 - 8 p.m.
$75.00 for the 5 week class
Beginner Class also available
Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20
6 - 8 p.m.
$40.00 for 3 week session
The Beloit Art Center (formerly the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator) is seeking a new logo to visualize its new name. To accomplish this, a contest will be held in which the public can submit their ideas to the board. The contest is open to all ages and will culminate in the top three entries being on display on May 1st at our First Friday gallery night. The winner of our logo contest will be announced that evening and awarded a $100.00 cash prize.
The Beloit Art Center has provided a home for the arts in downtown Beloit since 1999. We look forward to our continued partnership with the community and regional artists as we maintain a center to teach, display and promote art through providing art studios, hosting gallery shows, events and classes.
The new logo design needs to visually capture the essence of the Beloit Art Center.
We look forward to seeing your designs!
The Beloit Art Center is seeking donations of limited edition and original artwork plus sculptures and 3D artwork in good condition to use for their semi-annual art auction fundraiser to be held this fall. This is a perfect time for anyone who is downsizing, redecorating their home or office or settling an estate. We also are seeking picture frames that can be reused to frame art work created by local high school students who show their work in our gallery each April when we host the high school art show.
We are 501C-3 non-profit organization so all donations are tax deductible. The proceeds from the sale of your donated items will help fund the Beloit Art Center and its programs. Donations will be accepted during normal gallery hours Monday from 10 to 2, Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to 3, or by appointment.
The Beloit Art Center is located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit. 608-313-9083
If you have a new digital SLR camera and want some help understanding how it works, this is the class for you. Local photographer Steve Bogdonas will help you in a step-by-step class to learn the functions and capabilities of your new camera. This is a hands-on class designed for beginners.
Students should bring their camera and operator’s manual to each class. Cost for the three-session class is $40. The class will meet Wednesday evenings beginning January 17th from 6 to 8 pm at the Beloit Art Center, 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit.
Class size is limited so sign up now by calling the Beloit Art Center at 608-313-9083 or Steve at 815-389-9086.
Since 1999, the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator has provided a home for emerging artists to create and show their work and for the community to enjoy a vibrant visual art experience. Now we are ready to take our past successes and apply them as momentum for the future. As such, we are announcing the launch of a new name: Beloit Art Center.
Although our name is changing, we will continue to maintain a center to teach, display and promote art through events, classes, gallery and studio space in partnership with the community and regional artists. To date, we have expanded our gallery space to include the Bell Gallery. This smaller gallery is ideal for the artist who may not have enough work to fill our larger main gallery. Our main gallery is booked with exciting shows through 2018. Additional studios have been added and we have achieved an almost 100% occupancy rate.
Located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit, we look forward to the continued support of the community as we work towards purchasing our current location, doing some necessary remodeling and expanding our offerings to the public. We hope you will join us the First Friday of each month as we introduce the community to the works of a new artist.
For more information about our new membership structure - please see the membership page.
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