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Side Street Studio Arts seeks artworks to celebrate our tenth anniversary! This is a big year in our history and we plan to celebrate accordingly!


With a public reception on Friday March 3, from 6-10pm, jurors will select artists for recognition and awards including Side Street Studio Arts packages and cash prizes! The Crowd Favorite (voted on during the opening reception) will receive a prize package including a Side Street LAB Membership!


Audience Favorite:

Karl Jahnke

oil on wood

Judges' Runners Ups:

Buddy Plumlee

Baron and His Ascetic Other
oil on canvasand


Andres Dominguez
Esta Bien Papá, Only We Can See
ceramic, found fabric

Judges' Honorable Mention:

Caleb Donat


Acrylic, encaustic on canvas

Judges' Best in Show:

Marisol Cervantes

Our Last Phone Call
Oil on canvas


Veronica Storc
"New Mutation"

Multimedia sculpture

In celebration of our 10th anniversary, 10 artists were commissioned to create original works to be displayed around Side Street and with our community partners. This project is supported, in part, by the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. Check out all the works around town, Friday through the month of March.

#10yearsofsidestreet #supportlocalartists #supportlocalart #downtownElgin

  • Theater Lobby at Side Street: Natalie Pivoney, Tony llivanov, Kerri Liu

  • Martini Room: Kirstin Dunlap

  • Elgin Public House: Doug Hanson

  • Grand Victoria Foundation: Melina Scotte

  • Side Street's future home at 62 S. Gove Ave. : Christian Ulloa

  • Lab at Side Street: Azuna

  • Elgin Knit Works: Vivian Garay

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