TNPS Night (and Day) at Basil Tree Ristorante

Support the Arts at Basil Tree Ristorante on Monday, November 22. Basil Tree Ristorante is generously donating 20% of business proceeds to TNPS. Come in for lunch or dinner–or both!

Take a kitchen break before Thanksgiving

Many of us are in for a few days of grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and entertaining Thanksgiving week. So, before that all kicks off, enjoy an evening out with your special someone, friends, family (or all of these). While having a wonderful dinner you are also providing support to The Next Picture Show fine arts center.

About Basil Tree

Basil Tree offers a semi-formal dining room with rustic decor serving traditional Italian pasta, meats & seafood. Reservations are recommended. See the venue’s location and contact info below.

COVID 19 HOURS
MON-FRIDAY: 11:00AM – 8PM
SAT: 4PM – 8PM

TNPS Night at Basil Tree Ristorante

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 9:00 pm

Support the Arts at Basil Tree Ristorante on Monday, November 21. Basil Tree Ristorante is generously donating a percentage of business proceeds to TNPS. 

Take a kitchen break before Thanksgiving

Many of us are in for a few days of grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and entertaining during Thanksgiving week. So, before that all kicks off, enjoy an evening out with your special someone, friends, or family (or all of these). While enjoying a delicious meal, you are also providing support to The Next Picture Show’s fine arts center.

Play it safe – make a reservation

Be sure to call and make your dinner reservation. Sometimes it gets pretty darn busy! Their phone number is 815-288-7555 to make it easy for you.

About Basil Tree

Basil Tree offers a semi-formal dining room with rustic decor serving traditional Italian pasta, meats & seafood. Reservations are recommended. See the venue’s location and contact info below.

HOURS

MON-SAT: 4. PM -9 PM

Details

Date:
Monday, November 20, 2023
Time:
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

The Next Picture Show
Phone
815-285-4924
Email
info@nextpictureshow.org
123 E. 1st St
Dixon, Illinois 61021
+ Google Map
815-288-7555
View Venue Website

“Art in a Bottle” Wine Tasting Gala

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 9:00 pm

TNPS basil tree fundraising night

Good times for an even better cause

The Next Picture Show welcomes the 2nd Art in a Bottle Gala on Friday, May 19. This event combines patrons’ support for the arts and a fine glass of wine (or two, or three).

We’re dressing up and have somewhere to go.

The “Art in a Bottle” Gala fundraiser takes place in the gallery located in Dixon, IL. It starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. The dress is cocktail attire. The night’s activities include light refreshments, free giveaways, fun raffles, and live music by AL & JEANNIE BROWN. A cash bar of soft drinks and beer is available throughout the evening.

Limited Tickets for this FUN EVENT!

We are only selling 50 tickets. Tickets are $75 each. Tickets are on sale NOW. Have your credit or debit card handy when clicking the ticket link below.

The wine tasting does not include dinner. Appetizers will be available throughout the evening.

Wines presented by Winebow

The evening’s wines are from Winebow Fine Wines & Spirits, headquartered in Virginia, and wholesale markets throughout the US, including Illinois. Winebow offers a dynamic portfolio of fine wine and spirits from around the world, representing both established properties and a new generation of winemakers and distillers. At this time, we’ll be learning about and tasting wines from Spain, Italy, and Germany.

LEARN MORE about the event. The wines are now listed at this link.

Order the wines you love.

If you love what you are tasting, attendees may purchase bottles of wine this evening. They will be delivered within the week for pick up at TNPS.

Program of Events

Scroll down to see the program of events for the evening!

Tickets online now.

Click below and get those tickets! Remember to print the out when the order comes to your email.

815-285-4924

123 E. 1st St
Dixon, Illinois 61021
+ Google Map
815-288-7555
View Venue Website

Opening reception | The Human Form

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 9:00 pm

TNPS basil tree fundraising night

Runs 6-8 p.m. | Awards announced around 7 p.m.
Enjoy a night in downtown Dixon. This evening provides a chance to mingle with the artists, view all the original art, listen to live music and have a beverage or two.

LEARN MORE about this exhibition.

This show’s judge

Debra Cleary is an artist and art educator. She has exhibited her artwork at local galleries and has been a participating artist at fundraisers. She creates abstract paintings that are multilayered, inspired by nature, and incorporate movement, textures, and colors. Debra received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Art in Art Education from Eastern Illinois University. She has been an art educator in the Amboy, Illinois, school district for the past 26 years, has taught artists ages five to adult, and has been selected to present workshops for fellow art educators at the state and national levels.

Tonight’s entertainment

Mary Woolf Pearson performs this evening’s live music. She began her love of piano before she could barely reach the keys. Taught by her creative mother from age two, Mary was classically trained and finessed her unique interpretive style from there. Mary upholds her own private instruction studio in Byron, IL, and continues as a church music director, both of which she has done for 20+ years. She earned a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Music, and several complimentary music courses in her repertoire.

Sponsored by…

Axiom Wealth Management of Dixon, IL, sponsors the Human Form Art Exhibition. We are grateful for this sponsorship.

815-285-4924

123 E. 1st St
Dixon, Illinois 61021
+ Google Map
815-288-7555
View Venue Website

Opening reception | Absolutely Abstract

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 9:00 pm

Runs 6-8 p.m. | Awards announced around 7 p.m.
Enjoy a night in downtown Dixon. This evening provides a chance to mingle with the artists, view all the original art, listen to live music, and have a beverage or two.

LEARN MORE about this exhibition.

This show’s judge

information to come

Tonight’s entertainment

information to come

Sponsored by…

This show’s sponsors are Ellen and Carl Mumford.

815-285-4924

123 E. 1st St
Dixon, Illinois 61021
+ Google Map
815-288-7555
View Venue Website

Opening reception | Farms & Barns

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 9:00 pm

Runs 6–8 p.m. | Awards announced around 7 p.m.
Enjoy a night in downtown Dixon. This evening provides a chance to mingle with the artists, view all the original art, listen to live music, and have a beverage or two.

LEARN MORE about this exhibition.

This show’s judge

Carolyn McKee-Freese, of Dixon, is this exhibition’s guest judge. Go to the link above to learn more about Carolyn.

Tonight’s entertainment

information to come

Sponsored by…

Lee County Farm Bureau is this exhibition’s sponsor.

815-285-4924

123 E. 1st St
Dixon, Illinois 61021
+ Google Map
815-288-7555
View Venue Website

TNPS Night at Basil Tree Ristorante

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 9:00 pm

Support the Arts at Basil Tree Ristorante on Monday, November 20. Basil Tree Ristorante is generously donating a percentage of business proceeds to TNPS. 

Take a kitchen break before Thanksgiving

Many of us are in for a few days of grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and entertaining during Thanksgiving week. So, before that all kicks off, enjoy an evening out with your special someone, friends, or family (or all of these). While enjoying a delicious meal, you also support The Next Picture Show’s fine arts center.

Play it safe – make a reservation

Be sure to call and make your dinner reservation. Sometimes, it gets pretty darn busy! Their phone number is 815-288-7555 to make it easy for you.

About Basil Tree

Basil Tree offers a semi-formal dining room with rustic decor serving traditional Italian pasta, meats, and seafood. Reservations are recommended. See the venue’s location and contact information below.

HOURS

MON-SAT: 4. PM–9 PM

Details

Date:
Monday, November 20, 2023
Time:
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

The Next Picture Show
Phone
815-285-4924
Email
info@nextpictureshow.org
123 E. 1st St
Dixon, Illinois 61021
+ Google Map
815-288-7555
View Venue Website

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