1st Friday Art Show at the Dole was voted 2014 – 2018 ‘one of the Best’ Galleries in McHenry County by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards!

Thank you to the Community, Our Neighbors, Volunteers, Sponsors & Supporters for a Successful and Fun-Filled Christmas at the Dole!

1st Friday Art Show at the Dole – People living in and near McHenry County, and throughout all of the Chicagoland area, have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic evening with wonderful featured art, chances to meet and mingle with artists, and the opportunities to purchase an original piece(s) of artwork. Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole is proud to welcome the community to the 1st Friday Art Show on Friday, December 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Supported by: Foglia Family Foundation

$5 Suggested Donation – Your financial contribution supports the historic preservation of the Dole Mansion and Lakeside’s art, education, and community programs.

Christmas at the Dole Schedule | Friday, December 7th

Photo with Santa | Cookie decorating | Be a Little Train Conductor in our Train Village | Storytelling by the Crystal Lake Public Library | Marian Central Madrigals | Prairie Ridge Madrigals | Berkshire Ballet Theatre & Summers Academy of Dance | 4 String Attached | Tree Lighting with Major Shepley

1st Friday Art Show from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

1st Friday Art Show at the Dole – People living in and near McHenry County, and throughout all of the Chicagoland area, have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic evening with wonderful featured art, chances to meet and mingle with artists, and the opportunities to purchase an original piece(s) of artwork.

Supported by: Foglia Family Foundation

  • Dole & Sage Gallery: Niveous Gift (“snowy”) 
  • Hallway Gallery: Resident Artists Partner

Holiday Jam from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Resident Artists Partner

For more information contact Patty Bell, Marketing & Gallery Coordinator at 815-455-8000 or email her at Pbell@LakesideArtsPark.org.

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