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Home to the Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the rich artistic legacy of the city through education, advocacy, and preservation, as well as promoting the arts & crafts as an integral part of our modern lives. Based on the ideals of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, the Foundation will sponsor educational seminars, exhibits, tours, publications and special events to increase awareness and appreciation of the arts and crafts. Check the website for special events and hours.
ISU Galleries consists of three galleries that exhibit nationally known works and the latest projects from ISU students. Call for summer hours.
This nationally recognized dance company performs all styles of dance. The troupe's annual spectacular, Holiday Fantasy, was selected as the Best Live Show in Chicago Southland.
Bringing drama to the South Suburbs since 1931, The Drama Group is one of the oldest volunteer community theatres in the country. This drama group is a not-for-profit community theater.
M Lounge is warmly lit with candles, sconces and blue lighting that illuminates the vast selection of spirits. Honey-brown walls, burgundy velvet curtains, comfy sofas and table seating in hues of chocolates and sage make this 1,400 sq. ft. oasis and its 28ft walnut bar cozy and perfect for any occasion.
A one-of-a-kind gallery featuring American artists in a variety of monthly thematic shows. The shows feature Santas, angels, witches, arks, cats, dogs, and more. Also featuring country antiques and vintage jewelry.
Located in Harrer Park, this 1888 Victorian farmhouse features period furnishings and a museum on its lower level with rotating displays.
Built in the 1790s, the house is designed in the French vertical-log style rather than the more familiar horizontal-log style. This is the oldest known residence in Illinois.
The Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center (FPAC) presents quality cultural programs and popular entertainment in this 150-seat Theater.
The Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall presents a variety of musical series and events, from classical to contemporary, by our distinguished faculty, talented students, and professional groups.
A juke-joint inspired restaurant featuring down home American cuisine in the heart of Chicago's entertainment district. World Famous Sunday Gospel Brunch. Live music nightly.
Fun Comic book store! Lots of Dr. Who merchandise and the full sized TARDIS that humms is amazing! Dr. Who, Super Man and much more!
This museum is home of the annual Steam Show and Fall Festival, as well as the Prairie Land Liberty Church, which was built in 1900. Enjoy antique tractors, train rides and local history.
This is a memorial for troops lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom.
Weighing in at 1,144 lbs and measuring 5'8" by 4' 5/8", this horseshoe is sure to bring good luck to all that visit. The Martinsville Horseshoe gained its Guinness Book of World Record status in 2013. The horseshoe stands at the entrance to the Martinsville fairgrounds.
Public park-like setting dedicated to the Veterans and Heroes of our nation.
The School of Theatre & Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Dance. They perform at various times and locations throughout the academic year. The Players, Corner and O’Connell Theatres are in Stevens Building. Box Office: 815-753-1600 For a complete listing of dates and times visit our Calendar of Events page.
City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower presents exhibitions by Chicago Photographers. One of Chicago's most popular landmarks with the gallery curated by Chicago's public art program.
The 1st full service, fully integrated restaurant, bar and movie theater to open in the area. Each auditorium features terraced seating with high-back executive leather chairs.
Designed by world renowned architect Thomas Lamb, the Lake is a prime example of art deco style with sweeping bands of decorative plaster and light bands. Recently redecorated including new comfy faux leather seats. Seven auditoriums with Dolby digital surround sound and now with digital 3-D projection. Matinees daily.
The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) is located on the Magnificent Mile in Lewis Towers, a historic 1926 Gothic Revival building. The museum, with 25,000 square feet contains eight main exhibition galleries, the William G. and Marilyn M. Simpson Lecture Hall, the Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture, the Museum Shop, the Push Pin Gallery, and the Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Works on Paper Gallery.
Stop in …enjoy whimsical paper mache sculptures and hand colored prints by David Smith; resident artist and art teacher. Explore our ever-growing selection of diverse artwork by innovative Midwest artists. We offer art classes for children, adults, and private groups. We are also available for social gatherings, meetings, and birthday parties. Our goal is to be a gathering place for the community and visitors, so that visual arts might enrich everyone’s life.
Producing mainstage productions throughout the year, and also hosting performances by comedy groups, musicians, playwrights and any number of other entertainers.
The Village Theatre, with its 183 seats in the round, hosts theatrical performances.
Peruse fair trade personal accessories, home decor, gifts, coffees, chocolates, and more for one of Oak Park's most unique shopping experiences. Ten Thousand Villages is dedicated to providing necessary and fair income to artisans in developing countries by publicizing their handicrafts and bringing a personal touch by telling their stories.
This historic Italianate home is a learning center for art and music, showcasing exhibits of local and regional artists. The gallery shop has ceramics and fine gifts.
Larry Kanfer is a premier photographer of the Midwest landscape with a gallery and photography studio in Champaign, Illinois.
The area's rich heritage is celebrated at the Historical Society through exhibits, lectures and special programs regularly taking place on the second floor of Historic Pleasant Home. The society also comprises a museum in a restored Cicero Firehouse, which includes a research center, children's activity room and changing exhibits about regional history. Special events are constantly rotating, and visitors are encouraged to check the website's calendar for specific information about upcoming programs.
This complex, designed by Bertrand Goldberg, includes two corncob-shaped residential towers perched along the Chicago River. Designed to be a “city within a city,” Marina City includes a restaurant, theatre, bowling alley, and a marina for 700 small craft.
This powerful granite monument and its eternal flame pay tribute to the 2,981 Illinois residents who served in the Vietnam War and died or are still missing. Located at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
A collection of Ukrainian history and folk art is gathered under one roof and includes everything from festive costumes to colored eggs.
This Victorian home features rooms furnished with artifacts exemplifying the lifestyle of the emerging middle-class during the 1870s. Group tours welcome seven days a week with reservations, based on availability. Admission free.
The Tinley Park Veterans Memorial features benches along a parkway and is dedicated to Village Trustee Pat Rea, a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General.
Grand Tower is a city rich in history that is inseparable from the history of the Mighty Mississippi River itself. To preserve the history and culture of life on the water dating back to the heyday of steamboats, the museum houses artifacts from this bygone era. For a step back in time and a glimpse of the life experiences along the Mighty Mississippi River, stop by this newly opened museum and explore.
The Center for Performing Arts presents high-quality and affordable national touring acts, Chicago-based artists and community programs in genres from jazz to opera, dance, theatre and family favorites.
Offering a year-round schedule of art exhibits and activities for all ages. Gift shop and sales rental gallery. Focus on Paul Sargent and Midwest art.
Visit the Schuyler Jail Museum to view a fascinating showcase of pioneer life on the Illinois frontier. A special section displays memorabilia from the Scripps family, early Rushville citizens who became nationally known in the worlds of newspapers and philanthropy, and who in 1926 donated their family farm to the city for use as a park. Displays showcase soldier's uniforms of many wars, Native American relics, pioneer furniture, farming implements, an early barber shop, and much more!
Located on the Campus of Northwestern University, the Block Museum is dedicated to the study and exhibition of reproducible art forms, including prints, photographs, film, video, and computer-mediated art. It is also noted in metropolitan Chicago for its outdoors Sculpture Garden. The museum also hosts an acclaimed film series which moves outdoors in the summer. Admission to the museum is free.
View the stars and planets every Tuesday and Saturday. Free public viewing is guided by our staff. Closed if cloudy.
Kaeuper Hall is located in the Perkinson Music Center. The 167-seat auditorium was named after Hermann Kaeuper, the first Director of the School of Music. The handicapped accessible hall hosts weekly School of Music recitals, guest instrumental and vocal performances, opera rehearsals, and other intimate concerts.
This unique memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the tragic events on September 11, 2001.
A museum gallery featuring theme-based exhibits of works created by past and contemporary Illinois artists and artisans. Less than 1 mile southeast of Rend Lake.
The goals of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology are to collect and preserve literature and equipment pertaining to anesthesiology and to make available to the anesthesiology community, others in the medical profession and the public the most comprehensive educational, scientific and archival resources in anesthesiology.
Collaboraction creates original works of theatre that emphasize high production values, push boundaries, and highlight issues that are socially relevant to a diverse community of Chicagoans.
A vibrant and progressive home for the creative spirit, the Dominican University Performing Arts Center (DUPAC) features two halls with superb acoustics and ideal sightlines. It rolls out the red carpet for a range of events year-round including concerts, plays, lectures, and various artistic performances. Just 20 minutes west of Chicago's loop, it is accessible via CTA trains and offers ample free parking on-site which makes it easy to pack the house. Visit the website for details about upcoming events and tickets.
The Quincy Art Center, a museum of the visual arts, is located on the grounds of the Lorenzo Bull Mansion, now the Women's City Club.
Exhibitions and presentations of contemporary photography are supported by grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs/Gallery 37, the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts. See these works at the museum located at Columbia College.
Located inside one of America’s oldest country stores, the Golden Eagle Music Hall or "The Eagle" is a perfect setting to enjoy "the very best" in entertainment. Just a short drive from Alton, IL along "The Great River Road."
View beautiful works of art from local and regional artists. Choose from watercolor and oil paintings, metal artwork and stained-glass.
Come discover Calumet City's fascinating heritage and history.
The Oak Park Art League believes in the freedom of expression and the importance of the creative voice. Since 1921, they have sustained an environment to develop, nurture, and exhibit the work of local artists, past and present. The league's mission is to provide access to the disciplines and developmental processes so that artists of all ages, from amateur to hobbyist, enthusiast to professional may refine their unique creative voice in local studios and galleries. The Oak Park Art League fulfills this mission through weekly art classes, art exhibitions, studio rentals, lectures, space rentals for private parties, art consultation, and retail sales of artist-made items.
The Artistic Home creates theatre and film that explores and celebrates the truth within us. Through extraordinary acting, we seek to ignite an audience’s imagination, to reach deep into the primal to send tremors through the intellect, to give birth to unforgettable moments by working in an intimate space, to touch audiences who are increasingly distanced from human contact. We readdress the classics and explore new works with passion. We give artists a home where they can shape, develop and strengthen their artistic voice.
Circle Theatre is an artist-based company whose mission is to produce exciting and innovative theatre accessible to our widely diversified suburban and city audience. Through variety-filled seasons including drama, comedy, musicals, and new works, Circle Theatre challenges, entertains, and educates audiences and artists of all ages.
The American Toby Jug Museum is home to more than 8,000 Toby and Character jugs, and related derivatives from around the globe. The collection spans the Centuries and features characters representing the times in which they were made, from the oldest dating back to the 1760’s to the most recent ones still in production. It is the largest collection in the world, and is on display and open to the public
Our Common Ground is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing local art by organizing mixed media shows in rural communities.
As a production company, Theater Wit’s is the premier smart art theater in Chicago, producing humorous, challenging, and intelligent plays that speak with a vibrant and contemporary theatrical voice. As an institution, Theater Wit seeks to be the hub of the Chicago neighborhood theater scene. In our three spaces, we bring together Chicago’s best storefront theater companies. Here you will find a smorgasbord of excellent productions, see the work of a parade of talented artists, and mingle with audiences from all over Chicago.
Concerts, plays, musicals, and more. Free backstage tours for groups.
Exceptional theater productions are performed by children for children.
First of its kind in the nation! Includes 60 high-back chairs with cocktail tables in between. While enjoying a first-run movie, dine on appetizers, entrees, or desserts served at your table. Admission includes movie, endless popcorn, and valet parking.
Small museum with unique display areas and photographs of Frankfort memorabilia.
Performances produced by people dedicated to proividing quality community theatre in an intimate, rustic venue.
Architectural award-winning Main Library features extensive contemporary art collection and Art Gallery with rotating exhibits by local artists. Library meeting rooms vary in capacity from 17 to 120 and offer Internet access and a selection of audiovisual equipment. Completely ADA accessible. Convenient parking.
The Sycamore State Theater opened as the Fargo theater on November 28, 1925. The 900 seat, single screen Fargo theater was built at a cost of $115,000 by Henry Fargo of Geneva. The theater opened to live stage performances, silent movies, and a large Geneva Pipe organ. The first sound system was added in December 1928 at a cost of $20,000. In June of 1939 the Fargo theater was one of the first buildings to have air conditioning in DeKalb County. The Fargo became the State Theater August 6, 1940. The State Theater had a long run as a movie theater until November 1972 when lack of attendance the theater closed. It operated as a church for the next 17 years. For 9 months in 1989 the State Theater was bought with the vision of holding live country music shows once again the theater was closed due to lack of attendance. The State was made a three-screen theater in 1990 by splitting the large theater in half and making the old stage a third screen. The State Theater was home to the first Sycamore Film Festival in September 2011.
The White Pelican Art Gallery sits on the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois river in Grafton IL. Featuring 18 area artists in a variety of mediums, some depicting local charms. Open Wednesday- Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The marquee dates back to the 1920s, but the audio-visual equipment is state-of-the-art. Three screens show first run movies on the ground floor, with a coffee shop and bistro upstairs.
Visit Chicago’s largest visual arts center. Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment, which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Our center on Ravenswood Ave., boasts state-of-art equipment and more than 800 art classes and workshops to choose from each year. We support the arts through educational classes for adults and youth, an artist-in-residency program, a gallery with local and national work, studio space, an outreach program, and an arts-based professional development program. Join us for free events throughout the year such as, open houses, art fairs, and gallery receptions or stop by anytime to browse our unique artisan gift shop and have a bite in the café.
John Deere's home still stands with a working replica of his blacksmith shop and a preserved archeological dig that unearthed Deere's original shop.
Long noted throughout northern Illinois for pencil drawings in black and white and color work in acrylic art, the gallery feature displays of Scheffler's art, and also provide a working center to fulfill commissions for patron's special requests. The Rooney Building was recently chosen as a location for a commemorative mural by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition. The Rooney Building is a companion to the renowned H.I. Lincoln Building as a Farming Heritage, Inc. historic preservation project.
Located within Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, this 500-seat outdoor theater presents summer productions.
Signal Ensemble Theatre uses a deeply collaborative method to produce work never-before-seen in Chicago.
The Sycamore History Museum strives to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit significant materials relating to Sycamore and the surrounding area, to provide related educational services for the public knowledge of Sycamore.
Items on display are from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm along with flags from 45 countries.
The primary purpose is to provide an environment which fosters artistic excellence and creative growth of the individual artists working there.
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - College of DuPage's McAninch Center is home to several resident professional ensembles, student productions and world-class touring attractions plus the Gahlberg Gallery for visual arts.
Wholesome family entertainment with song, dance, and humor. Join us for lunch and dinner show packages.
The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park is a state-of-the-art facility bringing together diverseperforming companies in a 1500-seat intimate theater with fine acoustics.
Come experience a variety of exciting and entertaining events. Live theater performances, sporting events, comedy shows, great music and more. Located just 5 miles south of Rend Lake.
Barn is located atop the bluff in Geneseo since 1968. The group's actors, directors, backstage personnel, support staff, and audience are drawn from 60 mile radius that includes cities in Illinois and Iowa.
Named "Orchestra of the Year" an unprecedented three times by Illinois Council of Orchestras, the ESO performs over 60 concerts a year thrilling more than 50,000 patrons, from across the Midwest.
This small museum honors professional baseball players from the surrounding area, including Cooperstown Hall of Famers Sunny Jim Bottomley, Charlie "Red" Ruffing and Ray "Kraker" Shalk.
Live music venue and pub with full bar. Two stages and an extensive sound system accommodates a variety of live music and entertainment ranging from original songwriters, local talent and regional acts. Open F & S 4 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Explore Skokie’s heritage by visiting the historic Engine House and the original (1847) Log Cabin. These two cites have much to offer with local and seasonal exhibits, special interest classes, and educational school programs.
The Silkwood Inn was built in 1827 and contains furnishings and artifacts from the 1800s. A tour trough this amazing Inn includes the telling of a famous local legend about the kindness of the Silkwood family, a slave girl named Priscilla, and the Trail of Tears. The museum is free to the public but donations are accepted.
SPAA THEATER is focused on providing quality stage plays and much need programs, such as their; CSI & Film Camps, Adult Acting, Writing & Speaking Classes, SPAA Master's Certification Classes, SPAA Children's Theater, SPAA Radio, SPAA TV and Much more! They are dedicated to providing, developing and enhancing "Edutainment" (Education & Entertainment) through programs, live productions and commitment to the surrounding communities.
NIU students participate in diverse array of award-winning instrumental and vocal ensembles, and many also take part in a number of world music performance activities. The school's ensembles include choirs, orchestra, concert and marching bands, large and small jazz ensembles, early music ensemble, percussion ensemble, steelbands, Javanese and Balinese gamelans, Chinese Orchestra, tabla, West African drumming, various chamber music ensembles, and others. . The faculty and students of the School of Music teach and perform for global audiences during their real and virtual travels. Most recently, students have performed by invitation in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Trinidad, and England, and weekly they share their live performances via high definition webcasts with all fifty states and more than three dozen countries on five continents. Acclaimed artist faculty such as the Avalon String Quartet and extraordinary guest artists are a fundamental component of the student experience both in person and via the school's national Internet2 leadership activities in the musical arts. Located in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. For more information, call 815-753-1551
River North Chicago delivers a show-stopping dance and musical experience, with humor, style and a sense of adventure.
The Saint Sebastian Players is a membership-based theatre company producing dramas, comedies and musicals. We emphasize collaborative theatre development in a supportive environment that fosters learning and growth. We believe theatre helps people more fully understand themselves and each other. Photo credit: (L–R) Daniel Pass as young Alexi, Megan Faye Izzo as Ivana and Evan Voboril as Vladimir in the Saint Sebastian Players' world premiere of Leigh Johnson's Lefties. Photo by John Oster.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 12:00-4:40pm; Friday: 12:00-4:30pm; or by appointment The NIU Blackwell History of Education Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in the history of American education. The Blackwell has a collection items such as text books, slates, pens, inkwells, student work, and report cards. The museum also has a life-size display of a dame school.
A variety of classes for children and adults, including private event painting sessions for birthday parties, girls night out, corporate events, team building, bachelorette parties and baby showers.
Quilting supplies, over 3000 bolts of material for quilting. Authorized Husqvarna Viking sewing machines.
The ESO was founded in 1945 by a handful of veteran and amateur musicians who were passionate about making music together. Concerts take place on Saturdays at 2:30 PM.
Dating back to 1855, and built from hand-hewn oak and walnut beams cut from woods along the nearby Fox River, this structure holds the unique distinction of being Kendall County’s oldest church building. With it’s “New England-style” charm, 1899 pipe organ, and original stained glass windows, the Chapel on the Green is one of the most architecturally and historically significant structures in the county. Nestled in the heart of the city’s north side, the Chapel on the Green is located one block west of Route 47 (Bridge Street) at the northeast corner of Church and Center Streets, adjacent to the historic Town Square Park.