Franchesco's Ristorante has teamed up with local artist Karla Lambardo to bring you a unique fun event. No art experience? No problem! We provide step-by-step instructions that are simple to follow, and we bring all the art supplies. It couldn't be easier! A creative twist on a fun night out!

Karla’s artwork is a visual representation of her magnetic personality and free spirited outlook on file.  Her painterly style transforms commonplace into luminous conversation pieces on canvas, furniture and even murals.

Karla holds an Associates of Arts degree from Rock Valley College and Bachelors of Education with a focus in Arts from Rockford University.

Since 1996, Karla has exhibited professionally and sold her artwork on commission and through various local galleries such as 317 Market Street; season artist friars from Art on the Lawn, to Bennie’s Cleaners at Rockford Art Scene, and consignment shops such as Just Goods.  She also maintains a Facebook page at and Etsy online store where customers can purchase digital reproductions of her artwork on archival paper and canvas.

A significant call for Karla’s talent is allocated to charitable causes throughout each year.  Karla performs as an interactive artist during the Rock River Valley Pantry annual fundraiser, donates original artwork to various silent auctions and is especially proud of her ten year participation as one of fifty live artists during Unforgettable Art benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association.

Karla’s signature is her work.  Much like her personality, it is unmistakably original. 

Bring your friends and  find your inner artist all while enjoying the delicious food, drinks & atmosphere of Franchesco's!

For reservations call 815-229-0800 today!