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Trailside Museum to host first Trail Art: Site as Studio Program

Jun 9, 2016

Visitors can watch artists create nature-inspired pieces


Trailside Museum of Natural History invites the public to their first Trail Art: Site as Studio program on Sunday, June 12. During the event, attendees can wander the trails and watch as artists create contemporary artwork inspired by nature.


“Seven artists will set up along the trails near Trailside Museum and create new artwork,” explained Sue Dombro, director of Trailside Museum. “Visitors can watch the artists at work and talk to them about their vision.” The temporary art pieces can be viewed along the trail following the event through July 10.


Trailside Museum of Natural History, located at 738 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest, is one of six Nature Centers operated by the Forest Preserves of Cook County, and offers a variety of educational events and festivals throughout the year.


Trail Art: Site as Studio is free to attend, and will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the Nature Center directly at (708) 366-6530. A complete listing of all special events and programs is posted to the Forest Preserves’ events website at with seasonal brochures that can be downloaded.

Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County