Members of the Barrington Cultural Arts Center Make Art Happen!

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Who we are:

The Barrington Cultural Arts Center (BCAC) is an all volunteer, not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization made up of local artists.  BCAC fosters a community of local artists by planning and promoting the exhibition and sale of members’ artwork and by providing learning opportunities for its members and the community through workshops and demos. We also help to create fun, cultural activities in our village for everyone to enjoy. All visual and functional art media are welcome – sculpting, painting, jewelry design, stained glass, mosaics, cartooning, etc.

Would you like to make art happen?

Become a member…

…and share art inspiration, join in workshops and demos, exhibit your work with us and enjoy the company of a great group of artists.

Next Member Meeting

Saturday, September 7 , 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at The Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Drive, Sullivan Room B 

Call For Artists:

Paint the Town Barrington:

Barrington 3rd Annual Plein Air Event, October 12, 2019

Paint the Town Barrington 2019 Poster

Plein Air Prospectus Registration Painting Locations 


BCAC 2019 ‘Deck the Walls–A Festive Pop-Up Art Gallery’ (Members’ exhibition and sale) at Barrington’s White House, November 29-30. 









Our dear friend, colleague and BCAC member, Charles W. “Chuck” Sisson, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019. Among our membership, Chuck will be remembered not only for his beautiful oil and graphite portraits and paintings but also for his contributions of companionship at Open Studio portrait sessions and Plein Air outings; his stories and humor, and; always ‘showing up’ for the hard work of setting the scene for art exhibits. His artistic talents took him well beyond the visual arts to performance art of singing (including performing with his award winning barbershop quartet, ‘Chiefs of Staff’) and acting.

Chuck’s artwork was most recently featured in the December/January 2019 Country-Barrington Style & Substance Magazine.

Chuck will be deeply missed.




Art Quote of the Month:  

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”  –Edgar Degas