Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to live in an area where every amenity and cultural benefit is so readily available. For example, how many communities, especially suburban communities, can say that they are home to their very own Art Museum?  

Named the “Best Suburban Art Museum in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine, the Elmhurst Art Museum is a center for visual art that not only holds well recognized art exhibitions such as their recent Smithsonian exhibits, but the art itself is housed in an award winning, nationally recognized building. The Elmhurst Art Museum building was actually originally a house, one of only three homes in the United States designed and built by famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Roche. The building was designed around the house to pay tribute to Mies and is one of the most structurally enticing buildings in DuPage County.

If ever there was a time to explore this Elmhurst artistic gold mine, it would be this summer with all of their upcoming events.

This Saturday, May 1st is Art in the Park Weekend, Elmhurst's 14th Annual event.  A juried show of Fine Art, Craft, and Design, it is a fantastic weekend to find one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, photography, sculpture, furniture, glass, fiber works and paintings. This is the kind of event where you never know what new artist you'll discover. On top of it all, live entertainment sets the mood, while an assortment of food from select Elmhurst vendors officially make it a party. There are even family activities running from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to entertain the kids while you're busy art hunting.

The event will be held on the grounds of the Elmhurst Art Museum and Wilder Park from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If you are looking for other ways to keep busy this summer, Elmhurst and Dupage County are packed with events and happenings every weekend. We would be more than happy to give you some suggestions or show you around town. This community is just too amazing to keep all to ourselves.

Tom and Maria
Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group
Phone: 630-617-6014
Email: Tom@TomMakinney.com | MariaGracik@Comcast.net
www.gmregroup.com
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