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Join us in our 62 BOUND Fundraiser Campaign as we raise funds for the buildout and program development of our

#futurehome at 62 S. Grove Ave. in downtown Elgin!


Your generous donations will allow us to........

  • Build out 3+ floors and over 15k sq.ft. of historic property located in downtown Elgin

  • Add hundreds of new students per year

  • Offer double the free arts programming

  • Create more jobs

  • Host 10+ more visual art exhibitions

  • Increase the positive impact on our community

  • And so much more!!!

Donate today to be a part of the future of Side Street Studio Arts!

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Our Story

Through the generous support of the Reva & David Logan Foundation, Side Street Studio Arts, NFP is embarking on an exciting transition - moving to a permanent location in downtown Elgin! Our future home, located at 62 S. Grove Ave., will allow our exhibition, performance, education, and advocacy programs to all live under one roof, offer greater accessibility for all, and quadruple our space. 

 

The Logan Foundation has purchased this historic riverfront building and will rent it back to Side Street for a nominal amount. This will save our organization approximately $50,000 per year, which can go back into programming and paying artists. That said, we have grand plans for build-out and programming growth, and we need your help!

 

Your tax-deductible donation of any size will help us.

Interested in in-kind contributions in support of our future home? Email us, HERE

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Checks may be made out to:

Side Street Studio Arts

PO BOX 1264 Elgin, IL 60121

Updates

UPDATES

April 2024 Update

It has been a busy winter! We passed our Planning and Zoning meeting in December, and began researching and putting together the information needed for our next submission up for review to City Council. That review and vote will be held Wednesday, April 10th. Once our project passes we will begin applying for all permitting for 62 with the hopes of starting construction later this summer! An updated construction schedule foresees the project being completed in Summer of 2025... fingers crossed! (UPDATED 4/25 - WE DID IT!!! City Council voted unanimously to approve our #futurehome project and TIF ask! We are now working with our GC and archtitecure team to finalize drawings for submission to The City for permitting reviews. Stay tuned!)

November 2023 Update

We were notified November 17th we had moved forward with the zoning process and will be reviewed at the Elgin Planning and Zoning Committee in December. This is after many, many months of working with our architects and creating the zoning application needed to showcase how we will be utilizing this beautiful old building. We will need to do some more editing of our drawings, but once we receive the go ahead from Planning and Zoning we will be scheduled to present our plan for City Council in January. (Fingers Crossed!)

With Small Business Saturday, Giving Tuesday, and the holidays fast approaching, Erin, Tanner, and all the Side Street staff continue to work on fundraising efforts like pop up events, online campaigns, house parties, and of course, schmoozing it up with local influencers, officials, and pirates. Well, okay. Maybe just the pirates.

 

Maybe.

June 2023 Update

We are excited to announce our 62 BOUND: Fundraising for The Arts summer series! Each month we will showcase programming we currently run that will benefit from expansion of our new facility.

Also, we are working with architects and engineers planning Phase 1 of the project, fundraising to develop the facility in 3 stages/phases. Phase 1 will be the completion of the ground floor for exhibition and performance with the goal of occupancy and space usage by June 2024. 

MADE 62
Check out our curated online exhibit and store, MADE 62, focusing on raising funds for our #futurehome project and celebrating our LGBTQIA2S+ artists.
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The 62 S. Grove Open House

Stay tuned for our next Open House!

Through the generous support of the Reva & David Logan Foundation, Side Street is embarking on an exciting transition - moving to a permanent location in downtown Elgin! Our future home, located at 62 S. Grove Ave., will allow our exhibition, performance, education, and advocacy programs to all live under one roof, offer greater accessibility for all, and quadruple our space.

The Logan Foundation has purchased this historic riverfront building and will rent it back to Side Street for $12 per year. This will save our organization approximately $50,000 per year, which can go back into programming and paying artists.

The asbestos has been removed, the roof is finished, and, we are getting ready to start some major renovations. But first, we want you to see this beautiful old building as it is.

Side Street Directors and Staff will be there to show you around, talk future plans, and answer any questions you may have.

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#futurehome

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#downtownelgin

Open House

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