This is a group for anyone who is interested in any aspect of the arts. While TACHP is primarily a gallery, art school, and event space, with a visual arts focus, we also incorporate new ideas to keep our center vibrant and interesting. We host dance performances, wine tastings, networking events, musicians and more. Our 3 primary galleries host nearly a dozen openings a year. If you're looking for a 'center' on the north shore for arts, fun and interesting people, TACHP is it!
This coming June 26th and 27th, 10 am to 5 pm both days, The Art Center Highland Park will host their 22nd Annual Festival of Fine Arts.
“We invited back all the artists that were accepted for the 2020 edition of the Festival that never took place, and the response was extremely positive”, says James M. Lynch, Executive Director. “We’ll have 50-60 vendors from all over the country this year, offering ceramics, painting, photography, fiber art, wood-making, mixed media, and, of course, established locals like Sher Berman Designs from Deerfield and Dana Reed Jewelry from Highland Park that will be able to meet many loyal and returning clients.”
The faculty and members of TAC will also be highly involved in the Festival again. Besides TAC jewelry teacher Amy Butts and drawing/painting teacher Terry Luc, there will be a tent dedicated to TAC students and faculty. Classes will continue as usual and festival goers will be invited to tour the center. Faculty members will hold art demos throughout both days and hope to involve people in some hands-on projects. “There will be a ‘cooling center’ in our building lobby to invite people into the building”, says Lynch, “to reinforce with our visitors and our guest artists that this is about us, TAC, our professional-level galleries, and our hundreds of classes each year. And for the kids we will have the POW Van by Anchor Press from Kenosha, WI, offering free hands-on press and papermaking projects on Sunday afternoon!”
The festival, starting in front of the TAC building located at 1957 Sheridan Road and extending as far as Central Avenue, wouldn’t be complete without great music and food. Many local community organizations, including Northbrook Bach to Rock and Highwood School of Rock, are scheduled to perform throughout the weekend and eager to entertain a vibrant audience of thousands. As for food, the position of the Festival of Fine Arts is very strategic: the artists’ stalls will be aligned along a portion of Sheridan Rd with great local restaurants, like Lao Sze Chuan, Yummi Bowl, Norton’s, and many more. Festival-goers will be able to buy art, visit the TAC galleries, enjoy great food, listen to live music, and meet friends.
There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door to make sure that the excellent programs of The Art Center Highland Park, soon to celebrate its 62nd anniversary in Highland Park, with its year-long agenda of ‘Drawing Together’, and its long-term agenda of being a cultural destination that inspires and ignites a passion for the arts, will take place throughout the year.
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