chicago botanic


Glencoe, Illinois · July 1, 2 & 3, 2016 
Members Only Preview Party Friday, July 1 from 4p-7p 
Saturday & Sunday 10a-5p

Amdur Productions proudly announces the 6th annual Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival this summer. The festival is located ½ hour north of Chicago in Glencoe and showcases the work of 95 unique artists in a pristine setting overlooking a lake, spectacular gardens and 385 acres of majesty. All of the artwork embodies a botanic theme, use or material. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to see the masters at work, with interactive art demos and booth chats taking place all weekend long!

The festival opens at 4 pm July 1 with a special Chicago Botanic Garden Members Preview, and is then open to the public July 2 and 3. The preview party is exclusive for members of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

The incredible artwork available for purchase at the Festival is rivaled only by the beauty of the setting. The 385-acre Chicago Botanic Garden features 26 breathtaking display gardens and four natural areas uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. The Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival adds to a day of exploring one of the Midwest’s most celebrated destinations!

Want to be an artist in this show? Click on the Late Application below!


2016 Festival Artists

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival features the art of the following artists. Subject to change.


Visitor Information

WHAT: The 6th annual Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival
WHERE: Esplanade in the Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, Illinois
WHEN: July 2-3, 2016
Members Only Preview Friday is July 1 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
COST: FREE Admission to festival, regular parking fees apply
HIGHLIGHTS: Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to see the masters at work with interactive art demos and booth chats taking place all weekend long!

Getting There

The festival takes place on the Esplanade in the Chicago Botanic Garden at 1000 Lake Cook Road.

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The Garden is located near the Braeside Metra train station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line. For a schedule of trains, contact Metra at (312) 836-7000 or

Once you arrive at the Braeside station, you may walk to the Garden. You may also summon a cab by calling the 303 Taxi Cab Company at (847) 729-0303. From the Glencoe Metra station you may take a trolley. Trolley service is provided to and from the Glencoe Metra Station on Sundays, May 11 – August 31, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Round-trip trolley tickets are $2 per person. Garden members and children 5 and under ride free.

Monday through Saturday, take the #213 Pace bus that leaves from the east side of Green Bay Road. Ask the driver to stop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. View Hours of Operationfor additional information.


Need more information? Call the office 847-926-4300 or email with any additional questions or requests.

Proudly Sponsored by:


The newly renovated Garden View Café seeks to provide customers with a fresh  menu featuring local, sustainably produced, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. The Garden View Café is located in the Visitor Center of the Chicago Botanic Garden.



Let the kids express themselves by drawing on the Graffiti Wall or taking a spin on the spin art machine! Free activities including coloring and art fest bingo make this a fun, kid friendly art festival!


Artists may still apply after the regular application period by submitting the Late Application below. Late applications will be reviewed in house and artists will be applying for a wait list position. Artists are taken by wait list number and category openings.


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Contact Us Today! Call 847-926-4300 or email


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Amdur Productions | P.O. Box 550, Highland Park, IL 60035 | | Phone: 847-926-4300 | Fax: 847-926-4330

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