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Lake Forest-Lake Bluff

The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Community Associates was founded in 1969 and today draws a membership of over 100, predominantly from Chicago's northern suburbs.

Diverse creative programs, including art lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago, regional trips, historic home and architectural tours, and the occasional viewing of private art collections combine to enhance each member's appreciation of the visual arts. Programs are designed with the assistance of the Art Institute.

Members reside in the following zip codes: 60045, 60044, 60035, 60048, 60015, 60093, 60069, 60040, 60022, and 53147.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are for Community Associates members only.

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Calendar of Events


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wish You Were Here: A History of the Souvenir Postcard

Knollwood Club

Monday, October 2, 2017 

Exploring the Architectural Gems in LaSalle County and the Historic Chicago Connections

Starved Rock Lodge, Hegeler Carus Mansion, and the Illinois & Michigan Canal boat 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Guest Artist Gladys Nilsson

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas at the White House

Art Institute of Chicago and University Club

Monday, February 5, 2018

A Hamiltonian Approach to American Art

Lake Forest Library

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A Visual Slide Talk with Food Stylist Mary Valentin and Conversation with Museum Education


Thursday, April 12, 2018 

Celebrating Art & Music 

University Club and The Art Institute of Chicago

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Village of Kohler, WI. A Vision of Beauty and Function

Kohler, WI