WHAT: Ragdale throws open its doors to the community for a festive celebration of the arts, featuring open studios, performances, family activities and tours. See the inner workings of Ragdale’s artist retreat, experience the poetry, dance, music and art created there, and visit the newly restored Ragdale House, the historic summer home of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. All ages welcome. Refreshments available. Free admission.
* Dance and music performances
* Family activities and traditional games
* House tour, garden and prairie walks
* Conversations with best-selling authors
* Open studios and artist demonstrations * Poetry, film screening and photography
WHEN: Sunday, June 3
Noon – 4pm
1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest
WHY: With dozens of creative activities, there is something for everyone. A rare opportunity for the family to visit one of the premiere artist retreats in the country and enjoy an engaging afternoon in an idyllic garden setting adjacent to a sweeping prairie landscape.
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 north community lot on Laurel at Western. Shuttle bus provided
ADMISSION: Free to the public, thanks to sponsorship by BMO Harris Bank and an anonymous donor.
INFORMATION: Visit www.ragdale.org or call 847.234.1063
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The Ragdale Foundation is an artist retreat, located on architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s Arts and Crafts country estate in Lake Forest, Illinois. Built in 1897, the Ragdale 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. Today, Ragdale is a nationally acclaimed, interdisciplinary artists’ community, welcoming approximately 200 writers and artists each year. For more information, visit www.ragdale.org