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Cultural / Community Events

  1. Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Invitational Show

    November 5, 2017 - December 15, 2017

    Invitational art exhibit sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. The CWCA is unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students and educators, museum professionals and galleries in the visual arts. Opening Reception Friday, Nov 10, 7-9pm.

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  2. Alex Chitty: They will bloom without you

    December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

    The Chicago-based artist Alex Chitty created an exhibit for the McCormick House, only one of three single-family homes designed by Mies van der Rohe.

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  3. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

    Last call! Experience the interactive exhibit inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin chronicling Disco Demolition Night in 1979. Learn about the event through a timeline of the day, take a disco vs. rock quiz, view artifacts from Dahl’s personal collection, see a custom-made guitar on loan from Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, check out the jersey worn by White Sox catcher Mike Colbern on Disco Demolition night, and more.

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  4. Special Exhibit "Smithsonian Gems"

    December 1, 2017 - March 18, 2018

    American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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  5. Elmhurst College Fall Capstone Art Exhibition

    December 2, 2017, 12:00 PM - December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM

    The capstone exhibition, the culminating event for every graduating art major, runs from Dec. 2 through Dec. 16 in the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace. The students create a body of work in their area of concentration, then plan the exhibition and design the promotional materials for it. Suzanna Vasko of Lombard has created digital stained glass depicting the historical relevance of eight major social movements and exploring the integral roles religion has played within them. Samantha Lusby will display a body of work that appears introspective but are designed to show viewers how we all are connected. Sculptor Christian Jacob of Libertyville created “Relics of a Lost World” , each piece incorporates unique techniques and design particular to each culture. Jaci Petrik of Naperville has created graphic elements to form a brand identity for a boutique specializing in fine chocolate and artisan wine.

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  6. Free Family Open Swims

    December 14, 2017 - March 11, 2018

    Have a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available.

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  7. Explore Elmhurst Holly Trolley

    December 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Hop-on-board for some holiday fun! Let the Holly Trolley take you to local holiday events happening around town. Receive a guide to special offers from local businesses and have a chance at enter-to-win prizes. You can even meet Disney's Frozen Elsa character and listen to the Canterbury Carolers while on board! The stops and route will be the same as summer, so don't miss out on this fun and free experience.

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  8. Sleigh Rides and Ice Sculptures

    December 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Walk up and down Spring Road to see the Ice Sculptures sponsored by some local businesses. New this year is the demonstration of the creation of an ice sculpture. Come and watch the sculptor in action as he turns a block of ice into a beautiful masterpiece for the holidays. Enjoy an old fashioned sleigh ride (or wagon ride in the event there is no snow), visit with Santa and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. The event is sponsored by the Spring Road Business Association.

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  9. Family Holiday Party

    December 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us for our annual Family Holiday Party. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and art activities along with a surprise visit from Santa at 2 pm.

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  10. Hometown Holiday Block Party

    December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Bring the family to the heart of downtown Elmhurst for a holiday party with all your neighbors! There'll be music, Santa visits and special surprises for the kids. Adult beverages will be available for purchase.

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  11. Sounds of the Season

    December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    The Agape Ringers, Chicago's Premier Handbell Ensemble, will perform with guest artist New Tradition Chorus, a barbershop ensemble. This yearly event features seasonal favorites in new and interesting arrangements. Check out our videos on youtube.

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  12. Sounds of the Season

    December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    The Agape Ringers, Chicago's Premier Handbell Ensemble, will perform with guest artist New Tradition Chorus, a barbershop ensemble. This yearly event features seasonal favorites in new and interesting arrangements. Check out our videos on youtube.

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  13. Christmas in Elmhurst

    December 16, 2017, 7:00 PM - December 17, 2017

    Our Choir, Orchestra and Soloists warmly invite you to celebrate Christmas with us through music! This year’s Concert will include a unique presentation from Moody Radio’s Jon Gauger. Invite a friend, and come celebrate with us!

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  14. Wilder Park Conservatory Holiday Flower Show

    December 17, 2017 - January 26, 2018

    Escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit at Wilder Park Conservatory's stunning holiday floral display.

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  15. Winter Members Show

    December 17, 2017 - January 26, 2018

    Contemporary artworks by local artists in a variety of media and styles. Reception, Dec 22, 2017 7-9pm, free to the public. Great opportunity to purchase a unique and quality holiday gift. Sales benefit the artists, the EAG and the Elmhurst Art Museum.

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