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We are excited to announce the Virtual Starline 4th Friday is back for January! Show your art! Enter our vitural show - all mediums accepted "Best in Show" and People's Choice" Awards! Go to Virtual Show to learn more and enter the show!

We have decided to postpone the beginning of the 2022 Starline 4th Fridays, until Friday, February 25. 

We look forward to seeing everyone again! Please stay tuned to our Facebook and website for further information. 

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Often the “Star of the Show” - guests appreciate the wide-open spaces to explore. The 200,000 square foot, historic Starline Factory building was built over 100 years ago. Today it provides a great space to safely distance while visiting the events, dining, shopping, and more!

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Artists submit work to be judged by a guest judge.
• Best of Show (Art or Photography) $50 Cash Prize and Starline Medal
• 1st Place for Art (any Artwork but photography) $25 Starline Gift Card and Starline Medal
• 1st Place for Photography (any photography) $25 Starline Gift Card and Starline Medal
• People’s Choice (Art or Photography) $25 Starline Gift Card and Starline Medal
• Judge’s Option Honorable Mention (Art or Photography) $20 Starline Gift Card

Prospectus for the next show can be found here. Prospectus here.

Find the Entry Form here. (Call for Art will be posted)

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Dine outside at the Terrace Grill or inside at the Stanchion Pub. Both restaurants offer a variety of food and drink specials. The 4th Friday Buffet Special is a big hit for attendees of the event. Drinks are also available at a variety of bars throughout the building on 4th Friday evenings.

 The 4th Friday's Event guests can enjoy two or more great musical performers or bands throughout the evening. This January 28 event will host The Rockford Wind Ensemble Clarinet QuartetStephen Schuch in the Skylight Loft - Art Karagianis on his guitar at Trackside.


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New to the Starline Factory this year; The Starline Excursion Market is a 20,000 square foot venue for artisans and vendors of home decor and gifts. A great place to shop, sell and explore for the perfect treasure. The Starline Excursion Market will be open on 4th Fridays 11 to 8 pm.

Overland Gallery 

Check out our amazing Overland Gallery - New Show and Artists - Located upstairs next to the Upper Gallery. Check here for more information.


We invite a group of artists to display their work in the Upstairs Gallery. Watch here for upcoming events.


Sandie Bacon - Art Demonstration
Sandie is a working artist with Golden Paints and can often be found demonstrating various art techniques at the Starline 4th Friday events. This month Sandie is exploring the use of different paints and mediums to create color change with lighting. Her medium this month is gel printing with neon colors and black light. Here are some samples of her fun paintings viewed under black light. Meet Sandie, view her artwork, and watch her demonstration in the Upstairs Gallery.

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Tamara McMillan
Henna Art




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Atrocious Poets
Woodstock IL-based writing and workshopping collective dedicated to putting poetry where it doesn't belong!




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Sheri Cannataro
Sheri is local farmer from Marengo, who specializes in agricultural products. Her expertise is in the art of bee keeping and production of Raw Honey that is unfiltered and unheated; bringing all the health benefits of locally collected honey. Sheri also produces a variety of other products including lip balm, homemade soaps, beeswax candles and much more. Visit Sheri on the first floor of the Starline during the 4th Friday event.