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!

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, April 5th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

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

Supported by: Foglia Family Foundation

April 5th – Dole & Sage Gallery

The Art BreakOUT 2019

Celebrate Springtime with the Artist at the Dole

Lakeside Arts Park Artist Residents

Live Music from Cathy Grochowski and MCYO | Easter Photos at the Dole Mansion | Roaming Mind Reader | Much More!!

Johanna Gullick Studio – I have been working as a professional artist for over twenty-five years.  After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting, I was an adjunct art instructor for McHenry County College and Elgin Community College. My time is divided between creating and promoting my artwork and teaching painting classes out of my private studio at Lakeside Arts Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Jeanine Hill-Soldner, Soldner Fine Art Studio – My work invites the viewer to explore my paintings and dive deep into the surface in a dance of discovery.  I am inspired by the changing visual fragments of everyday life.  My work captures the fleeting moments of human interactions with one another, as played out in private and public spaces.   These transitory moments are the subjects that fuel my inquiry into the ongoing dialogue pushing my painting process. My goal is to create the illusion of deep space by building layers of color, shapes and carefully orchestrated light.
Cathy Grochowski












Joe Diamond – Roaming Mind Reader and more
McHenry County Youth Orchestra – Performing from 5:15 – 6:00 in the Dole
Truly Sublime Photography – Jillian Plaminek Hosting free Easter photos at the Dole Mansion










Justin Wagner
Janet Kay | Lead Photographer | Nancy Merkling Productions










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

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