Support Side Street Studio Arts

Side Street Studio Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization encouraging the artistic process in Elgin from creation to curation. SSSA has proved itself to be an artistic, cultural, and social beacon for Elgin and beyond. In 2019, SSSA hosted:

• 28 visual art exhibitions
• 43 music performances
• 59 $5 drop-in events for artists of all ages
• 124 live performing arts events
• 218 onsite registration required arts education events
• 416+ hours of Community Moves arts education outreach programming
• 9 arts internships
• 2 artists-in-residence
• during an average week, SSSA is active for over 100 hours of creative engagement
• provided 80+ hours of discounted and donated space for multiple fundraising events for area organizations and arts activities
• co-produced the Elgin Fringe Festival and Elgin Literary Festival with the City of Elgin
• opened MADE – a one-of-a-kind arts retail collective in downtown Elgin
• supported staff and artists in 30+ hours of professional development activities
• featured a downtown Elgin GALLERY, THEATER, and LAB that were active 52 of 52 weeks during the year.



                     To donate, click the piggy bank below.












We also welcome cash and checks made out to SSSA, sent to:

Side Street Studio Arts

PO BOX 1264

Elgin, IL



Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please contact your tax advisor for guidance. 


Thank you for supporting the arts and Side Street!



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