Gold Coast/ Cardinal’s Residence This is on a Sunday

Cardinal's residence 1555 N. State Parkway, Chicago, IL

A favorite painting site, the mansion is challenging with its arched entryway and multiple chimneys. Cross North Ave. to paint the park, or head south for other historic mansions and beautiful shaded streets. Street parking; no nearby restrooms.  1526 N. Astor Street

Loop near Chicago Theatre

Loop State and Lake Street, chicago, Il

This is a fun day for iconic buildings and people.  The Chicago Theater offers an iconic marquee, and the Marshall Field's clock is a block away. Challenge yourself with el tracks on Wabash.  Use Spot Hero for parking.  


Bucktown 1850 N. Hermitage Avenue, chicago, il

A good meeting spot is St. Mary of the Angels church, at the corner of N. Wood St. And W. Cortland St., where there is generally easy street parking. Explore Damen Avenue for storefronts and restaurants. The 606 elevated walkway is nearby.

Paint out: Montrose Harbor

Montrose Harbor 400 Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago, Il

Montrose Harbor is located on the northern edge of Lincoln Park, a short walk from Montrose Beach. With a great neighborhood feel, Montrose offers outstanding northern views of the skyline, a strong dinghy fleet, and friendly boaters that call the harbor home. Painters will be located all around the harbor area.

Paint Out: Lincoln Park Conservatory

The conservatory is a painting challenge! The gardens are beautiful and the fountain is a treat! If the conservatory area is not your thing, the zoo is right next door and the Shakespeare Garden is across the street. Restrooms in the conservatory and zoo; street parking but difficult. Zoo offers paid parking.

Paint out: Riverwalk

Riverwalk Wabash and Wacker, Chicago, Il

We will be meeting on the riverfront at Michigan and Wacker near O’Brien’s Restaurant. It’s a wonderful river view, full of boats, people, and many Chicago buildings and cafes. There’s also a beautiful view of the Wrigley Building. There are public bathrooms along the riverwalk.

Paint out: Dempster Avenue, Evanston

Dempster and Chicago Avenue, Evanston Dempster and Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Dempster and Chicago Avenue. This paint out happens during the Evanston Plein Air Festival. Dempster Ave has fun storefronts and colorful graffiti west of the train tracks. Beautiful homes line the north/south streets of Judson and Hinman, east of Chicago Ave.