Paint Out: Lincoln Park Conservatory

Lincoln Park Conservatory 2391 Stockton Drive, Chicago

If you like a park, flowers, people and shade this is the paint out for you.   The Conservatory offers visitors a tropical experience within its four display houses: Palm House, Fern Room, Orchid House and Show House, which is home to the annual flower shows.  Nearby is a fountain and across the street is the […]

Sundays on State: painting opportunity

State and Lake Streets xxxxxx, Chicago, IL

Chicago’s most iconic street, State Street, closes to vehicular traffic for select Sundays this summer (July 24, August 7, August 21, and September 4).  Meet us close to Lake and State  Street  to paint in this very happening area.  There are vendors, nearby restaurants (bathrooms)  and lots of friendly people.  Last year a few artists […]

Paint Out: Gross Point Lighthouse and Harley Clark Mansion

Gross Point Lighthouse 2601 Sheridan Road, Evanston

This paint out offers many options and the hardest part of the day is deciding what to paint, the iconic lighthouse or the stately mansion.  Lake Michigan is close by also.  There is a parking lot nearby.

Paint Out: Giddings Plaza in Lincoln Square

Giddings Plaza 4733 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Come on out to see why Giddings Plaza is often called the best plaza in Chicago.  It offers buildings, restaurants, a beautiful fountain, shops and happy people.  Since this is a Sunday morning, the plaza should be a bit quieter.   4733 N. Lincoln is the address for your gps.

Paint Out: Pilsen Neighborhood Note: Date has been changed to Saturday Sept. 24, 9-12

Jumping Bean Cafe 1439 W 18th Street, Chicago

This colorful, ethnic neighborhood is always a Plein Air pleaser.  The stores and  restaurants  are very colorful, and the people are appreciative and friendly. Pilsen is also know for its sensational murals.  We'll meet near the Jumping Bean Cafe, 1439 W 18th street where restrooms are also located.

Paint Out: Green City Farmer’s Market

Green City Farmer's Market 1817 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

What a wonderful way to start your weekend, plein air painting at the Green City Farmer's Market.  You'll have so many scenes to chose from that narrowing down your subject matter will be the challenge.  Located in Lincoln Park the colors are vibrant and the trees offering shade are plentiful.  We'll meet at 9:00 near […]

Paint Out: Prairie Avenue Historic District, Glessner House

Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL

Before the Gold Coast, there was “Millionaire’s Row,” a dense cluster of mansions belonging to Chicago’s most prosperous people between the 1600 to 2200 blocks of Prairie Avenue on the Near South Side.   We will be painting from 1800 - 1900 S. Prairie Avenue.  The Glessner House is located at 1800 S Prairie Avenue, The […]

Paint Out: Gillson Park and Baha’i House of Worship, and OHC

Gillson Park Michigan Ave and Washington Ave, Wilmette, IL

This Saturday we have several options! Option one - Gillson Park and Beach is option one, with lake views and views of the Baha'i House of Worship. Option two - The Baha'i House of Worship is option two, with it's gardens and the amazing house of worship. The two sites are across the street from […]

Paint Out and Demo: Miami Woods Forest Preserve 8:30 Sunday

Miami Woods Forest Preserve N. Caldwell Ave and Oakton Street, Morton Grove, IL

This is a very exciting Sunday as Bill Marvin will demo how to approach painting trees.  We will have a zoom critique the following Wednesday.  There is one entrance just north of Oakton on Caldwell.  It leads to a long parking lot with our painting demo area to the east by the bridge.   Lots of […]

Paint Out: Graceland Cemetary New entrance 4264 Clark at Hutchinson

Graceland Cemetery 41264 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

It's that time of the year again.  Brilliant red and orange trees, a cool chill in the air and tombstones.  Join us as we paint in the historical Graceland Cemetary.  Who knows what famous Chicagoans you might find there.  The cemetary opens at 9 a.m.  The new entrance for Graceland is 4264 N. Clark at […]