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Debbie Venezia

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Debbie Venezia is the Director of Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative. Contact her at debbie@dupagefoundation.org or visit www.artsdupage.org.

Art Talk – Riverwalk Fine Art Fair: One of the best in the country

Naperville Art League’s Riverwalk Fine Art Fair (RFAF) has been in the spotlight since its launch in 1985. In its inaugural year, the fair gained...

Art Talk – It’s showtime!

Changing views on cultural participation continue to evolve as the pandemic persists in everyday life. Overall, there is an increased willingness to attend events...

Art Talk – Fate has turned the light on

If an award-winning Broadway musical is on your list of favorite things, then here’s some news for you: Naperville’s Summer Place Theatre (SPT) is...

Art Talk – Broadway Bound

Young aspiring performers eager to hone their skills need to look no further than Naperville to learn from masters in the craft this summer....

Art Talk – Camps, concerts, comedy: A summer trifecta

With a new renaissance upon us, arts leaders and event planners are vigorously scheduling activities, encouraged by increased levels of audience confidence. Julie Kornak,...

Art Talk – Voices of benevolence

Imagine you woke up and discovered you never had to work again. How would you spend your new-found time? You might pursue your hobby...

Art Talk – Where everybody knows her name

Ditka’s. Michael Jordan’s. Walburgers. These are just some of the successful restaurants bearing the name of iconic personalities of superstar status. Another celebrity venue...

Art Talk – There’s always magic in the air

While it is true that the neon lights are bright on Broadway, they won’t hold a candle to the radiance that will emanate from...

Art Talk – Art around of town

Two years ago, local artist Beata Nowak wanted to reignite her passion for painting when a Google search led her to the Naperville Art...

Art Talk – I believe… I believe… it’s silly, but I believe

Holiday lights shine bright throughout the city and remind us that this is the magical time of the year when miracles can happen. While...

Art Talk – From Wentz they flow forth

Darkness and Light, an apt description of the evolving pandemic Zeitgeist, was also the theme of the first concert held at North Central College’s...

Art Talk – Embrace the arts in DuPage County!

October is Arts DuPage Month (ADM), a unified celebration of arts and culture in DuPage County. The endeavor is an innovation of Arts DuPage,...

Art Talk – Riverwalk Fine Art Fair is back for its 36th year

Naperville Art League’s Riverwalk Fine Art Fair returns to an in-person event and is ready to wow art fair goers with a stunning two-day...

Art Talk – Are we there yet?

Month three of Restore Illinois' final phase finds us prepared to embark on unchartered territory as we emerge from the pandemic . . ....

Art Talk – The Arts & Science Unite: Using Creativity to Combat Vaccine Concerns

The British author Neil Gaiman once said, “Choose Art. It matters.” And who could disagree? As arts awareness continues to grow locally, residents are realizing...

Art Talk – Fair Weather

At the time this article was written, Illinois was in the Bridge Phase, allowing for increased capacity limits and repealed face covering regulations for...

Art Talk – Arts DuPage: Advocating for the arts in DuPage County

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Erick Dorris, the director of community organizing from Arts Alliance Illinois (AAI). He indicated that...

Art Talk – After Hours invites you to enter the world of animation

The After Hours Film Society recently launched a call-for-artists for its 19th annual student film festival. The competition, open to students of any age,...

Art Talk – Stepping up for the arts

In December, Arts DuPage, a DuPage Foundation initiative, secured $300,000 in funding through DuPage County’s Federal Corona Virus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES)...

Art Talk – Get your SEA legs

The 20th Annual Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference came to a close last February after a two-day immersive series of back-to-back and overlapping...

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