Starline Factory 4th Fridays

Next 4th Friday is April 24, 2020

The March 4th Friday Event is cancelled.

Starline 4th Friday Artists and Guests,

Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease that it causes (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world. For the Starline 4th Fridays team and Starline Factory Staff, that means understanding how it affects our artists, staff, volunteers, students, customers and community, and then making the necessary adjustments to our work and operations. We have one simple objective that guides us: keeping you and us safe. This has been at the center of our conversations every step of the way. With that in mind, we have taken actions in response to the current threat of the coronavirus:


The March 4th Friday Event will be cancelled.

The Overland Gallery currently is closed until April 8.


Hopefully, we will be able to resume our 4th Friday schedule in April. We will keep you posted as we continue to learn more about the progress of the disease. Please stay safe and healthy.


The Starline 4th Friday Team

April Entertainment TBA


Tamara McMillan – Henna Artist
Live Poetry by Atrocious Poets
Bad Grammar Theatre

Featured April 4th-Friday Artists

To be announced.



Overland Gallery


The Overland Gallery is open Wednesday-Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (enter thru the Stanchion Pub) or by appointment. The office can be reached at 815-382-8495. Make an afternoon of it - have lunch at The Stanchion and enjoy the gallery afterwards. Stanchion Pub hours are Wednesday-Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm.

Mary Beth Bellon is the Director of Overland Gallery. A community gallery representing the Starline Artists and Artists from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Her studio is located in the back of the Gallery. Stop by and look at the art and chat with Mary Beth at the Overland Gallery.





Overland Gallery Artists

Gayle Cleveland, Devan & Dale Sinderson



Gayle ClevelandGAYLE CLEVELAND Once upon a time there was a girl who couldn’t seem to find her niche. She wasn’t interested in being like her parents, even though they tried to get her to be like them. Then one day, with her mother’s guidance, the girl discovered she could draw/copy the characters from the Sunday Funnies. She was only three years old and amazing folks when she had her “light-bulb” moment. She knew she wanted to be an artist more than anything in the world. It was her destiny. And with the loving support of her late parents, her husband of 45 years, her three sons, yadda, yadda, yadda, the life of an artist has been absurd, disciplined, challenging, and wild ride. I hope it’s paid off and I’ve learned a lot...Oh yeah, I hope I’ve got a lot yet to learn, you hear that Creator? Thanx



I am a self taught artist that uses markers, mainly Sharpies, to create abstract creations and cartoons. My colorful art is inspired by the colors of Peter Max, the textures of Van Gogh, and the style of Dr. Suess. These styles combined creates a one of a kind style that inspires the imagination to travel down a path of wonder and happiness.




I create work by using a photo of the subject for the initial inspiration. From that point I use intuition. I find I’m more interested in creating positive and negative composition in harmony and allow it to take precedence. The art piece themes are enhanced with observation – a look at the absurdity that is us. I started this work in a small unibomber hut in rural Illinois where I had a chance to develop my particular style. Since that time, I have been blessed and have been able to build my small business into, well, a bigger small business called ArtTunes here in Harvard. It is from there that I am given the opportunity to improve and hone my thoughts and abilities. This is a fun and unique journey, and I thank you for sharing with me where I am at this point of the trip.














ENTRANCE  - 300 West Front Street - Starline Factory Stanchion Pub - Harvard, IL 60033, $10 at the door - Children 17 and under are free

STANCHION PUB  - Open 4th Fridays from 11:30 am - 10:00 pm - Offering live music, the 4th Friday buffet, and the not-to-be-missed Friday Night Fish Fry.

THE EXTRA HOUR - Extend your 4th Friday experience - 2nd floor beyond the blue door - 9:00 - 10:00 pm.  Featuring open artist studios, live music, and a cash bar.

Starline Factory is located just steps away from the Harvard Metra Station (Union Pacific/Northwest Line).

February 4th Friday

Featured February Artist

Art Karagianis