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What's Up Downtown 05-12-2021

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St. Charles Fine Art Show


The St. Charles Fine Art Show is just a few weeks away! The event will take place on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 and showcase the original, juried work of over 90 fine artists in mediums including Clay/Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Illustration, Fiber (Non Wearable), Jewelry, Photography, Glass, Mixed Media, Oil Painting, Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood. All are exhibited and available for sale during this outdoor and free event. For more information please visit here.


Check out our blog on how to have the ultimate experience on your Memorial Day Weekend and at the Fine Art Show!


Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this event possible. Thank you to our presenting sponsor St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram as well as Gerald Subaru of North Aurora, Onesti Entertainment, LawnBoyZ Landscaping.Mixology Salon Spa and Midwest Dental Implantology,


Why not enjoy the beautiful outdoors and go for a walk downtown, where you can explore our shops, restaurants and more! Especially for the restaurants, you can enjoy dining outdoors on many patios, including the ones in the First Street Plaza, which has expanded due to a portion of First Street being closed!


Speaking of patios and restaurants, we started creating a live music page to help share all the performances going on from Wednesday to Sunday. The list is updated every Wednesday and can be found here!


Spring is also the perfect time to partake in some walking and tours! Check out the St. Charles Brew Tour, a self-guided tour you can take of six breweries in St. Charles. Another great tour is the downtown St. Charles Historic Walking Tour, where you can take a self-guided walk through St. Charles history. Stop up at the St. Charles History Museum for more information or for fun St. Charles gifts and more in the Curious Fox Gift Shop.


For more ideas on what you can do in St. Charles, check out our Itineraries, find fun activities at the St. Charles Park District and explore all St. Charles has to offer!


Find some amazing specials, deals and news from St. Charles businesses and organizations that you won't want to miss!


116 Gallery - 116 Gallery in Mixology Spa Salon is hosting a Student Art Show until May 15. Sponsors include the St. Charles Arts Council, VFW and the American Legion. For more information.


Billy Bricks - There's no better time to try the new Billy Bricks than on Thursdays, where you can get 2 delicious pizzas for $20. Place an order or get more information on their website.


Broken Brix Home Brew Shop- Check out their newest release: the Broken Brix Perry. Made with local pears, the bottle of pear cider has notes of ripe pear and green apple balanced by brilliant acidity. Supply is limited so get it while you can!


Campbell Creations - Campbell Creations, featured in the Daily Herald and Kane County Chronicle, has new handcrafted charcuterie boards! Stop on in Campbell Creations to see what discount they are offering this weekend. Check out their new lazy susan charcuterie board!


Club Arcada - The Club Arcada Speakeasy & Restaurant is open with live entertainment every Friday and Saturday! Sinatra Sundays are back too! For hours and their complete show schedule, visit here.


Dick Pond Athletics - Dick Pond Athletics is now taking registrations for their second Walk2Run session of 2021 Walk2Run is a free 10-week progressive program that is for all ages and abilities. The new session begins on May 22 and May 24. Register at the St. Charles portion of the Dick Pond Athletics website for the weekly Saturday morning or the Monday evening class.


Eden Restaurant & Events- Eden is ready for everyone to come enjoy their new renovated space and patio! Come see live music on Thursdays and Saturdays, enjoy 50% off selected tapas on Tapas Tuesdays and Lady's Night on Wednesdays with $7 margaritas and sangrias.


HM Hair Bar - HM Hair Bar is a new salon of independent stylists ready to care for all your hair needs. Come take a selfie by their amazing mural and don’t forget to tag them! To book your appointment, visit www.hmhairbar.com.


Hops for Hope 5k- Mark your calendars on Oct. 2 for the hopeful return of Project Mobility’s Hops for Hopes 5k*. Come Drink Your Way Through a 5k on a timed and certified course. Whether you are a runner or walker, this event is for you, especially if you’re a craft beer lover! Sponsorships are available but selling out quick! They will be following all CDC guidelines and will have a virtual option in addition to the in-person 5K. For more information *the event is pending city approval.


Larimar Med - Larimar Med has some amazing packages and specials as well as some great products to make any occasion special! Whether you're looking for a birthday, graduation, retirement, etc. Let them help you give the gift of wellness and relaxation!


Lazarus House - Registration is now open for the Lazarus House Great Western Freedom 4 Run/Walk! For more information. For more events, such as their Posh Picnic, visit here.


Regus- Flexible Office Space available now! Do you need a private office? Conference / Meeting room? How about a private office 5-10 times per month? They can even set up a Virtual Office for you! Located downtown St. Charles. Stop by or give them a call and they will find the perfect solution for your workspace needs!


Sage Healing Collective - At Sage Healing Collective, they honor Moms and Aunties and all the women who have impacted & empower our lives, teachers who inspire growth & knowledge, graduates who achieved higher learning & will set forth to new adventures and the memories of the soldiers who believed in freedom & country. Throughout the month of May, for every $100 in gift cards purchased, you will receive a special treat to keep or gift.


Shakou - Happy May! It’s Kids’ Month during the month of May at all locations of Shakou Restaurants. All Kid’s entrées are only $6.00 for your #ShakouToGo online dinner orders! Choose from: Chicken Fingers and Fries, Mac n Cheese, Cheese Pizza, Buttered Noodles or Udon Noodles with or without broth. This offer is available for Online Orders only.


St. Charles Wedding and Event Walk - This event starts on May 22 at Shakou where people will register and receive their map to the other local venues, Hotel Baker, Eden on the River and then to Arcada's Speakeasy, to visit. The fashion show will be in the Arcada Theatre at 1:30 p.m. with gowns for bridal and special events presented by Bridal Boutique of Naperville. Swag Bags filled with goodies, appetizers and dessert samples will be provided. Decor staging by Elegant Presentations, Town & Country Florist, Avant Gardenia Floral and Eden Floral. To register or for more information, visit here.


St. Charles Public Library- Explore ways to connect with the Art Institute of Chicago and discover little known stories that make ours one of the most renowned art museums in the world with Your City @Home this Saturday, May 15. Register for the Zoom event and learn more here.


Trend + Relic - trend + relic would like to thank everyone who came to the shop to celebrate our new expansion on May 1st.. Stop in to see their larger space and new vendors! Open Tues - Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun - 11am to 4pm, Mon - Closed



St. Charles is continuing to grow with new and reopening businesses! We hope everyone can give them a St. Charles welcome and go check them out!

  • Arcada Theatre - Club Arcada is open! Other venues in the Arcada will be opening soon. Follow their Facebook for updates or check out our Now Open Series video with the Arcada to learn more!

  • Bogart's - Now Open! Check out our Now Open Series video with them or find more on their Facebook!

  • Magnolia Soap and Bath Co. - Now open! Come see their shop at 1 Illinois St. next to Kimmer's Ice Cream.

  • Trilogy Lounge - Now Open! Check it out at 2051 Lincoln Highway or follow their Facebook for updates.