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.

BCAC at the Barrington Art Festival 2019

BCAC  will once again be exhibiting the fine artwork of more than a dozen of BCAC members, including works in oils, pastels, watercolor, photography, multi-media and more at the Barrington Arts Festival on Memorial Day weekend.  Please plan to visit our Cook Street booth on either Saturday, May 25th or Sunday, May 26th to say hello and view our latest works of art!


BCAC Pop-Up Art Gallery – May 16-19, 2019

ArtWalk – May 16-26, 2019, Barrington, IL

Barrington Art Festival – Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26, 2019


BCAC Member, Sue Whitney, is featured in Barrington Country Magazine, February 5, 2019

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“Barrington’s Sue Whitney reflects on adventure, setting goals, and the portrait of an artistic life.”

To read the entire article and view more of Sue’s work, click HERE.


Lee Radtke at the

Barrington White House

March 21, 2019, 3PM

3rd Thursday Art Night Out with the Impressionistic Works of Lee Radtke

Starting with Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Lee Radtke’s self-directed art training came mainly from workshops and learning on his own. He strives to create an intuitive impression of what he sees, avoiding too much realism. This allows the viewer’s imagination to run free. His oil pieces have been included in shows across the country, especially those dedicated to representational art.

This is a FREE event; cash bar.

Registration and Information



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:  

“.The painting rises from the brushstrokes as a poem rises from the words. The meaning comes later.”

… Joan Miro