Strolling the pathway surrounding The Morton Arboretum’s Meadow Lake, visitors are met with a beautiful border of tall native grasses, colorful wildflowers, magnificent trees, and on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, nature-inspired art.
A brand-new event free with admission, the Wine and Art Walk at the Arboretum will feature photography, woodturning, jewelry, paintings, glass pieces, and more from nearly 20 Midwest artists. Visitors can shop one-of-a-kind pieces available during this juried art show while enjoying a selection of wines and other beverages available for purchase.
“We’re excited to host this new event which showcases both our breathtaking tree-lined landscapes and exceptional, handcrafted art that draws inspiration from the beauty of nature,” said Jacque Fucilla, manager of The Arboretum Store. “We invite people to browse the art, enjoy a glass of wine and soak in summer before it’s gone.”
- Whimsical paintings from Art by Rozanne of Melrose Park feature leaves, pumpkins and other elements of nature.
- Modern vases, bowls and more are stunning with the addition of gold leaf in these wooden pieces from Aureate Atelier of La Grange.
- Barb Beckman Art Glass of Libertyville creates glimmering, prismatic landscapes using fused colored glass.
- Rustic bowls and dishes are embellished with sculpted twigs, berries and buds in designs from Cinlin Art in Roscoe.
- Art from Dorothy Bury Shaw of Downers Grove features intricate weaving of line and shape in detailed ink renderings.
- Lombard-based Dunne Photography looks at the beauty of nature and movement in vividly colored close-ups.
- Working in stoneware, La Grange’s Into the Woods Pottery pieces feature unique mosaic-like scenes.
- J. Hart Woodworks of Aurora highlights gorgeous wood grain in classic bowls, vases and other vessels.
- Jamie Paske Fotos of Darien turns the camera toward nature’s inhabitants with photos of birds and butterflies in flight, among other creatures.
- JewelsBotanica jewelry in Round Lake Beach features real leaves fused between two layers of glass, making each piece completely unique.
- From Lisle, Josh Merrill Photography snaps captivating moments from various natural settings including the grounds of The Morton Arboretum.
- From Highland, Indiana come the unique nature-inspired digital prints of Lulu Design Shop.
- Darkly colored sculpted pieces from Nancy Briggs Pottery of Des Moines, Iowa possess a distinctive metallic look.
- A rich glaze coats vases and bowls adorned with leaves, dragonflies and more in pieces from Nancy Gorman Pottery of Western Springs.
- Pictures from Peter Vagt Photography of Wheaton feature a dynamic play between light and shadow.
- Vibrant colors bring to life the nature photography of Chicago-based Shore Fisherman’s Corner.
- Mugs, dishes and other pieces from Wolf Tracks Pottery of Marseilles feature inspirational saying and words.
- Handcrafted furniture from The Wood Cycle highlights the innate beauty of wood.
The two-day event will also feature music from classic rock band Frank & Dave.