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Northbrook has been served by a Community Associates group since 1976, when a small group was encouraged to affiliate with the Art Institute of Chicago. Now with over 200 members, the chapter regularly coordinates with the Art Institute to produce quality visual arts programs and events for education and enjoyment.

Local programs, trips to regional art and architectural venues, and extended out-of-state tours, along with exhibition-focused lectures at the Art Institute, are offered.

Members reside in the following zip codes: 60062, 60026, 60093, 60025, 60070, 60004, 60201, 60091, 60015, and 60035.

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

(G) Program is for Community Associates members and their guests.
(M) Program is for Community Associates members only. 

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Calendar of Events


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bertha Palmer: Arts Patron

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Northbrook

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Glass: Art of Earth and Flame

Art Institute of Chicago and Ignite Glass Studio

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Guest Artist Program: Teresita Fernández

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Stories Behind the Statues: Public Art in Chicago

Michigan Shores Club, Wilmette, IL

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Patriotism in Art

Pinstripes, Northbrook, IL

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Impressions of the Floating World in Japanese Art

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Latin American Art and Cultural Tour

National Museum of Mexican Art and National Museum of Puerto Rican Art

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright House and Governers State Sculpture Garden

Kankakee, IL and Governers State University