DNA Member Spotlight: Side Street Studio Arts – 5/1/13

SideStreetAs part of the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s brand new “We ♥ Downtown Elgin” Buy Local campaign, the DNA will highlight one local downtown Elgin member business each week throughout 2013.

We shine this week’s DNA Member Spotlight on:

Side Street Studio Arts
15 Ziegler Court
Elgin, IL 60120



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Side Street Studio Arts was founded in 2013 by Tanner Melvin and Erin Rehberg as an outlet for the artists of Elgin. Side Street’s mission is to provide an accessible space encouraging all aspects of the artistic process ​from creation to curation.

In just a few short months, Side Street Studio Arts has already created dozens of connections in Elgin’s business and artistics community. Since opening the space has played host to two locally curated art exhibits, multiple dance and musical performances by local performing artists, a Burlesque night and myriad artistic workshops for theater, dance, visual and multimedia art.

Every first Friday of the month Side Street hosts First Fridays – an ecclectic gathering of art, music and performance under one roof. Rediscover Records’ Rich Wagner spins vinyl at Turntable Tuesdays on the last Tuesday of each month and members of Janus Theatre Group conduct Shakesplay theatrical workshops for kids every other Thursday evening throughout the spring.

During the month of July, Side Street Studio Arts will showcase the artistic medium of tattoo art in a gallery exhibition. They will also offer two Summer Studio Film Camps for student filmmakers June 17-21 and August 12-16.