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Follow along each week to see what our incredible young artists have been up to!

June 8-9
U46 Welcome Week
June 13-17:
Make an Impression

June 20-23

K-6, U46: Step Into The Spotlight

7-12: Install

June 27- July 1

Americana Jubilee 

July 5-7

U46 Week

July 11-15

Into the Wild


July 18-22

K-6, U46: Ultimate Animation

7-12: Me,Me,Me


July 25-29

Our Town

Every year Side Street Studio Arts has the pleasure of hosting children of varying ages for summer arts education programs. Each week the young artists create work around that week's theme and also enjoy some fun in the sun with fellow young artists!

Side Street runs its own programming and partners with School District U-46 to bring art to an even larger community.

Side Street is thrilled to offer all programming free of charge for those located within 10 miles of our downtown Elgin location. We hope that this allows for even more young artists to find their creative voices through exploration.

Stay tuned each week to see what our young artists get up to!

June 8-9
School District U46 Welcome Week

Jun 8-9
To kick off the summer our school district U46 young artists began making art, making friends, and getting accustomed to the Side Street spaces they'll spend the summer creating in!

Some of the fun this week included making origami puppets and playing in the park!

Performing an original tune
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Posing with their origami puppets!

June 13-17
Make an Impression

June 13-17

Making chalk stencils, Polaroids, watercolor paper marbling, drawing, oil pastel transfers, and painting with paints and light!