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

  • TBD

Art Salon, Members only

  • March 22nd, 1-3PM, More info to come…

Upcoming Local Art Events

Third Thursdays Art Night Out at Barrington’s White House: BARRINGTON’S WHITE HOUSE CULTURAL EVENTS POSTPONED THROUGH APRIL 16                   http://www.barringtonswhitehouse.com/events



Lee Radtke

BCAC members have lost another very special colleague and friend, Lee Radtke who passed away suddenly on December 23, 2019.  Lee’s beautiful artwork is spread throughout the country as are his many awards and honors.  An active member of a number of art organizations, including the Oil Painters of America and Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Lee was a prolific painter of cityscapes, small town scenes, portraits, special cars, and docks, boats and more recently, huge beautiful ships.   Lee’s sense of humor, kindness and companionship will be missed by his many friends.  Lee’s outstanding artwork will be available for sale on February 22nd and 23rd in Lake Zurich. (please see above for more information.)

Chuck Sisson

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:  

More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed. … Joan Miro