exhibitions


Ongoing Events


Open Studio


The Awakenings Project Studio (in the Professional Building at 164 Division, Room 415, Elgin, Illinois) is open every Saturday and Tuesdays from 11 am to 2 pm, or by appointment. All artists are welcome to join us for art-making and fellowship in a “drop-in” gathering. Guests and observers are always welcome. Contact us by emailing this address, or by calling (630)606-8732 for more information.









UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

  • June 6-July 31, 2024
    The Glen Ellyn, Illinois, public library will display works from Awakenings Artists on their Gallery Wall and in display cases on the second floor. Great thanks to the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation for making this possible.  This is one of several exciting opportunities that Awakenings has had recently to partner with local libraries.
  • April 11-May 30, 2024
    This is a coordinated effort between Elgin Community College and the Gail Borden Public Library, in Elgin, Illinois to bring awareness to mental health. Visit the impressive ECC campus (1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, IL) and stunning library (270 N Grove Ave., Elgin, IL) to view the exhibitions. 

If you know of a venue that would like to have an Awakenings Exhibit, please contact us at
this address.

PAST EVENTS AND VENUES

2024 Events
  • Mar 24 (Westmont, IL) The Gregg House Museum’s Annual Spring Palette Art Show
2023 Events
  • Mar 19 (Westmont, IL) The Gregg House Museum’s Annual Spring Palette Art Show 
  • Sept 15-17 (Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Naperville, IL) We’ve been setting up a tent at this prestigious art fair for several years. This year we had to cope with a day and a half of rain!
  • Oct 1-Nov 29 (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, IL) Our second show there in five years. The church was most welcoming and displayed art in the nave of the church. 
  • Nov 17-Dec 29 (Wheaton Public Library, Wheaton, IL) Organized by artistic director Irene O’Neill, who coordinated the exhibit with WPL staff, the work of over 20 artists was hung on two walls in a cultural center on the main floor of the library. 
2022 Events 
  • Mar 20 (Westmont, IL) The Gregg House Museum’s Annual Spring Palette Art Show
  • May 2-13 (Ann Brierly Gallery at New Trier High School, Winnetka, Illinois) The show took place during May which is Mental Health Awareness Month. We were invited to return to the gallery after having had a successful exhibit there in 2007. We reconnected with Erika's Lighthouse – A Beacon of Hope for Adolescents.



Wheaton Library, Wheaton, IL 2023
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, IL 2023
Ann Brierly Gallery, New Trier High School, 2022
Ann Brierly Gallery, New Trier High School, 2022
Riverwalk Fine Arts Show, Naperville, IL 2022
Riverwalk Fine Arts Show, Naperville, IL 2022
North Central College, Naperville, IL 2014
North Central College, Naperville, IL 2014
Premiere show, NAMI-IL, Lisle IL, 1997
Premiere art show, NAMI-IL, Lisle, IL 1997



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