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Art in Nature: Color the Preserves

a person painting outside at Crabtree Nature Center

Date & Time:

Sun, Sep 15 • 11 am - 3 pm


Crabtree Nature Center
3 Stover Rd
Barrington Hills, IL 60010 (view web map)


Everyone can try sculpting, painting, weaving and other art forms to capture and reflect the beauty of the preserves through art.

Artwork will be available for sale. Concessions by Meatheads. Entertainment will include music and dance programs from an array of community groups

Activities include:

  • Sculpting with clay
  • Painting with watercolors
  • Drawing with colored pencils
  • Wood “Buzzsaw” craft
  • Community mural
  • Weaving with Cattails
  • Face Painting by Lizzy’s Fund
  • “Where I’ve been” map activity by A Little Time and a Keyboard
  • Art demonstrations by Blick Art Supplies and Artistic Journeys
  • Nesting Ball demonstration by Wildbird Shack
  • “The Art of saving lives” by the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


  • 847-381-6592
  • Crabtree.NatureCenter@cookcountyil.gov