top of page

Side Street Studio Arts

Side Street Studio Arts was founded in 2013 as an outlet for the Elgin arts scene. Side Street provides educational and creative resources and an inclusive space, run by artists. Side Street’s mission is to support the artist and their artistic journey through collaboration.
Side Street Studio Arts se fundó en 2013 como una salida para la escena artística de Elgin. Side Street proporciona recursos educativos y creativos y un espacio inclusivo, dirigido por artistas. La misión de Side Street es apoyar el artista y el viaje artístico a través de la colaboración.

Image from iOS (2).jpg

SSSA Staff

Tanner Melvin

Founder/Executive Director

Erin Rehberg

Founder/Executive Director

Ivette De Santiago

Director of Education & Inclusion 

Nick Mataragas

Director of Special Projects

Jess Rocha

Director of Operations

Chris Arrecis

Visual Art Coordinator

Peter Brankovic

Music Coordinator

Tony Ilivanov

Facilities Coordinator

Yesenia Arroyo

Arts Ed Assistant

Kirstin Dunlap, Mary Sweeney, Andrew Vo, Christian Ulloa

Artist Staff

Nicole Prokop

Artist in Residence

Board of Directors 2022

Freddrick Wimms - President

Sarah Manata - Treasurer

Paola Velasquez - Secretary

Adrian Mesino

Erin Rehberg

Joe Vassallo

Ramona Burns

Tanner Melvin


Adopted by the Board of Directors on January 1, 2019

Side Street Studio Arts do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Side Street Studio Arts is an equal-opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

bottom of page