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Live Events



Everyone gets at least fifteen minutes of fame. We can give you five. Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin is opening up our space for performers of all types to try out their material.

On the third Wednesday of the mo
nth, performers will receive five minutes each to do their thing. Click the photo to be taken to our events page on FaceBook where you can learn more!


HELM Fest!

HELM Fest is Side Street Studio Art's first ever MUSIC FESTIVAL!! With emphasis on our local DIY community in Elgin, for years Side Street has supported musicians from all over find a space to perform and grow. This year we are taking it to the next level. This all day, multi-stage, art and music festival will consist of some of Side Streets favorite local bands and vendors showcasing a wide variety of genres, goods, and art in order to capture a snapshot of our DIY community at large.

Learn more & get your tickets HERE!

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CRIT NITE hosted by Natalie Pivoney

Share your current works in progress in a laid-back setting and receive feedback from fellow artists. All experience levels and mediums are accepted.

The first Thursday of every month. No sign up necessary.

Next Crit Nite:
October 5th

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