Submitted by Ragdale Foundation
Ragdale, the artist retreat in Lake Forest, invites the community to a fall arts adventure, the Ragdale ArtWalk & Open House on Sunday, October 14 from 2-4 pm featuring sculpture, open studios and the historic summer home of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Here’s the invite:
Ragdale ArtWalk and Open House
WHAT: Enjoy an arts adventure at the Ragdale ArtWalk and Open House.
Meet the artists-in-residence and see work created by six members of
Chicago Sculpture International. Visit open studios and the recently
restored, historic Ragdale House, the summer home of architect Howard
Van Doren Shaw. Stroll through the gardens and adjacent prairie and
find out about this acclaimed artist retreat that welcomes 200 writers
and artists each year. Light refreshments are provided. This event is
part of Chicago Artists Month, a celebration of Chicago’s visual
artists in October.
WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2-4 pm
1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest , Illinois 60045
WHO: Participating sculptors include: Nicole Beck, Barbara Cooper,
Mia Capodilupo, Victoria Fuller, Allison Svoboda and Vivian Visser.
ADMISSION: $20/person. Free for Chicago Sculpture International
members and children under 12. Tickets also available at door. For
advance reservations, visit www.ragdale.org or email:
WHY: A rare opportunity to visit one of the premier artist retreats
in the country while artists are in residence and enjoy a fall arts
adventure strolling in the formal gardens and adjacent prairie.
GETTING THERE: If you take the Metra Union Pacific North line to Lake
Forest, it’s a 15 minute walk from the train station. If you drive,
there is off-site parking at the Lake Forest Municipal lot at 110 East
Laurel, a 10 minute walk to Ragdale.
INFORMATION: Visit www.ragdale.org or call 847.234.1063.
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The Ragdale Foundation is an artist retreat, located on Arts and
Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s country estate in Lake
Forest. Built in 1897, the Radgale House is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. In 1976, Shaw’s granddaughter, Alice
Judson Hayes transformed the family’s summer home into an
artist-in-residence program to provide time and space for artists to
do important work. Today, Ragdale is a nationally acclaimed,
interdisciplinary artist community, welcoming approximately
200 writers and artists each year. For more information, visit