Newsletter                         April 2021                     Vol 2. Issue 1
OOPS!! I skipped a step and need to correct a few changes from the April newsletter. Corrections/Updates are noted in A BLOCK OF RED!
Here's the quick 'n dirty (scroll for more detail and links!)
  • ArtScene
  • Color Theory, Eamonn James Gallery Show
  • Welcome new Resident Artists
  • Sign up for Nicole's RAM Macrame workshop
  • Open Studio with Bobbi Sorenson
  • SmartyPants of Rockford with Laura Gomel
  • Announcing Summer Art Camps with SmartyPants
  • Book a Private Art Party or event


April 23rd and 24th at 317 Market St.

Check out our 317 Art Collective Members gallery show, RADIANT before it ends.

We'll have live music by
Evil Zenith starting at 7PM on Friday, April 23rd

Masks are required at all 317 Art Collective events.
Color Theory | The art of Eamonn James Talkington
Opens Friday, May 7

Experience the non-traditional color and texture combinations in the emotive abstracts of Eamonn James.

Welcome our newest Resident Artists!

Breanda Fedie

Breanda, an artist/designer from Illinois, uses art to journal the everyday learnings of life and human connection. Specializing in graphic design, she concentrates on communicating meaningful feelings and ideas.

Carla Leikam

Carla is a self taught metalsmith and lapidary artist who works mostly in copper, sterling and shells/semiprecious stones. Her style is a bit rustic, inspired by nature, and incorporates lots of texture, motion, and flowing lines.
Learn More

Join Nicole in a workshop at the Rockford Art Museum on Wednesday, April 21 at 6- 8PM. 
Limited spots available.

Participants will learn all about the square knot and its beautiful variations to make a macrame plant hanger. All materials provided, plus a bunch of goodies!

Learn More
Sign Up

Business Hours

Fri      10AM - 4PM, 5PM - 9PM
Sat     10AM - 5PM
Sun    12PM - 4PM

Contact us here for a private viewing of the gallery or studio
Beginning April 19th 
Mon.        10AM - 4 PM
Tue.         10AM - 4 PM
Wed.        10AM - 4 PM
Thu.         10AM - 4 PM
Fri.           10AM - 4 PM, 5PM - 9 PM
Sat.          10AM - 5PM
Sun.         10AM - 4PM

Weekly at 317 Art Collective

Art Club

Smarty Pants Rockford
Saturday Morning Art Club
Our regular Saturday morning art class for kids ages 6 and up. Meets most Saturdays from 10am-12 noon. Painting, drawing, collage, mixed media. All levels welcome!
More Info

Open Studio

Beginning April 17
Join Bobbi on every other Saturday 12noon - 5PM

You choose a painting from our large selection, and then choose your canvas size.
You will receive printed step-by-step instructions & all supplies needed.
Bobbi will be there to help you every step of the way!

Paintings usually take from 1-3 hours
Prices range from $12-$25
Last painter must be seated by 3:30
More Info
Book your event at our downtown Rockford Art Studio
Book Now
317 Art Collective
317 Market Street, Rockford IL      (815) 272-0411
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