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BCAC at the Barrington Art Festival 2019

BCAC once again exhibited 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.  Sunny weather interspersed with brief showers didn’t keep the crowds away.

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

Location: Downtown Barrington on S. Cook Street.

The Festival, produced by the nationally acclaimed arts festival production company,  Amdur Productions, runs May 25-26 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop by the BCAC Artist’ booth and say, “Hi!”. We’d love to meet you.

BCAC Pop-Up Gallery during Barrington May Art Walk


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

Location: Carter Financial Building, 222 S. Cook Street (NW corner of E. Lake Street and S. Cook Street). 

Opening reception will be Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public. 

Weekend Gallery Hours: Friday, May 17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

ArtWalk – May 16-26, 2019

Location: Downtown Barrington

Maps available at the BCAC Pop-up Gallery and the Barrington Art Festival information booth. Look for the planters with frames in them outside the participating ArtWalk merchants. This event is free to the public.



BCAC Members at the Library,

January-February 2019

BCAC members  showcased their artwork at the Barrington Area Library, 505 Northwest Hwy., Barrington during the months of January and February 2019. Original work – including photography, oils, watercolors, acrylics, charcoal, ink and mixed media – of more than 20 artists was on exhibit on the walls throughout the library.


Deck the Walls – A Festive Pop-Up Art Gallery

December 2018    Barrington’s White House, Ballroom

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Click below for photos: (Compliments of BCAC Member Ralph Chermakhttps://chermak.zenfolio.com/p915294718/hbfec2a43#hbfec2a43


Life on the Back Nine – A Portrait Exhibition of Barrington Area’s Vibrant Older Adults

June 2018    The Garlands of Barrington

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Barrington Cultural Arts Center (BCAC) in conjunction with the Barrington Area Council On Aging (BACOA) has produced an event celebrating Barrington area’s vibrant older adults. Ten local Seniors were recruited by BACOA and BCAC to share their interesting life stories and to pose for individual portraits created by BCAC artists. The result is a month-long exhibit entitled ‘Life on the Back Nine’. A year in the making, the exhibition features over 40 portraits by 18 local artists, with accompanying biographies for each Senior.

Join neighbors at the opening reception on Friday June 1, 2018 at The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, Illinois, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The Exhibit may be accessed through the outside Performing Arts Center doors the night of the reception. On following dates please enter through the Main Entrance. The Portrait Exhibition runs June 1 – June 28, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The reception and exhibit are Free to the public.

Barrington Cultural Arts Center (BCAC) is an all volunteer, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization made up of local artists. BCAC facilitates the exhibition and sale of its members’ works and provides educational and learning experiences for artists. BACOA is a Barrington Area United Way funded agency serving Senior Citizens and their families in Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, Lake Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park and Tower Lakes.

Faces and Places of Barrington

June 2015

Photos from the Opening Reception:

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Barrington Cultural Arts Center (BCAC) is proud to sponsor an

exciting project — ‘PLACES AND FACES OF BARRINGTON’.  We

have been creating portrait paintings of Barrington teachers,

police, fireman, merchants, school board, Village President and

others at the Ice House Mall on Thursdays from 9:30-12:00. Our

theme and vision has been BCAC’s way of honoring Barrington’s

150 years.  In conjunction with Barrington’s sesquicentennial

celebration, all are invited to the BCAC preview of these

paintings at the BCAC Gallery located at the Ice House Mall,

200 Applebee,  on June 12th.  The exhibit will run through July.