Side Street Studio Arts (SSSA), 15 Ziegler Ct. in the heart of downtown Elgin, is pleased to announce its first-ever INSTALL project. Nine artists have taken over both SSSA and the adjoining Next Door Theater. Each artist has been assigned an area to create and exhibit within, from the basement to the kitchen, these artists have been turning each location into theirs. The only rule assigned was to consider the space in the creation. Ansel Arnold, Shay Atkinson, Jane Erlandson, Karl Jahnke, Roberto Martinez, Tanner Melvin, Erin Rehberg, Bobby Rowland, and Lindsey Wiseman have been working on site since Wednesday, January 13. Their creative and installation processes is currently open to the public for viewing during gallery hours through Friday, January 22 when works will be finished. An artist reception and performance will be held that Friday from 6pm to 10pm and all works will be available for viewing during gallery hours through January 31. The event is open to the public, and there is a $5 suggested donation at the door.
“From photography to music to nature to projection, the work runs the gamut,” said SSSA Founder and Director Erin Rehberg. “Being in proximity to these talented local artists while they are in process has been inspiring. I can’t wait to see everyone’s final products.”
SSSA was founded by Melvin and Rehberg in 2013 as an outlet for the Elgin arts scene. Currently under the direction of Amanda Harris, Melvin, and Rehberg, Side Street provides educational and creative resources and an accessible space, run by artists. Side Street’s mission is to support the artist and artistic journey through collaboration.
SSSA Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Friday – Noon to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 3pm
or by appointment