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Water Street Studios Anniversary Show

Water Street Studios is an art center in Batavia, IL that hosts 26 artist studios, community art classes, workshops, large and small scale are exhibits, and various other programs and events offered to the community. On September 17th, I attended their first anniversary show and followed up with an interview with their director of education, Kari Kraus. 1. How did you first become involved with Water Street Studios? I was at Art In Your Eye [Batavia’s annual art fair] in Aug 2008.  I actually was leaving the fair and heading to the pedestrian bridge and passed by a tent with a hand-made “Batavia Art Center” sign.  I walked past and once I was halfway on the bridge I decided to go back and inquire.  I was interested in studio space at the time as I was just moving back home to Batavia and looking for a place to create in.  I walked up with my dog (Alberto) and inquired… At this time I was the assistant director of a not for profit art school and …