Oak Park Art League
720 W. Chicago Ave.
Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm
Sun, Oct 20: Closed
Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible
Eben Ezra Roberts, 1902
Since 1937, the Oak Park Art League has been housed in this colorful former carriage house, set back on a forested lot. It's one of the oldest nonprofit arts organizations in Illinois. Informal gatherings of Oak Park artists led to the founding of the organization in 1921, and it operated for several years out of such Oak Park landmarks as the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the Nineteenth Century Club. The League purchased its home with the help of one of its most prominent members, Grace Hall Hemingway. They commissioned the building's original architect--also a member--to renovate it. The spacious ground-floor gallery hosts monthly exhibitions and other public programs, while studio space upstairs is nearly always in use for arts education.
Visit the landmark home of this long-running arts organization.