Aurora's ArtBar Expands To Batavia With Monthly Event

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BATAVIA, IL — ArtBar, a successful event in Aurora for 10 years, is expanding to a monthly pop-up gallery at Batavia’s Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden.

In Aurora, ArtBar has showcased local and national artists and musicians in a monthly First Friday pop-up gallery at Two Brothers Round House. In Batavia, organizers said the event makes sense given the city’s “strong past with folk-art.”

“It’s time we embrace that part of our history and revitalize that scene,” reads the event’s description on Facebook.

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To present the event, ArtBar is joining forces with Sidecar Supper Club, already known for its live music, drinks and dining. The pop-up gallery will bring to light the local lowbrow art scene.

The event will happen monthly as part of Second Friday offerings in the city. The inaugural show, where the restaurant will feature a new late-night menu, will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, and the second event is set for Feb. 11.

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“There will be hot drinks for the belly, live music for the heart, and art for the soul,” organizers wrote.

Weather permitting, Sidecar Supper Club, located at 12 N. River St., will also open an outdoor space with heaters, a fire, hot drinks and “Don’t Break the Ice” games.

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