ENCORE! Mt. Morris Chicago Visit Art Tour March 31, 2020
Date: March 31, 2020 Time: Leave 8:00AM; Arrive home ~8:30pm in 30-passenger charter bus. Price: Children under 14: $55 Students 15+ and Seniors 65+: $70 All other adults: $75 Indicate interest in additional $6 or $14 Art Institute tours (see info below; you will be contacted if enough of us are interested in these to reserve the group tour)
Art Tour 8:00 Leave Mt. Morris [from Disciples United Methodist Church parking lot] Howie Herman will be serving as bus host, providing commentary about Chicago history and other trip topics of interest. Snacks will be served on the bus.
10:00-12:30 Choose: • Walking tour in Lincoln Park neighborhood (historic commercial buildings, row houses, etc.) lead by Howie. • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park ($5.50-7 entrance fee; opens 9am) and nearby Aviary (outdoors) • Lincoln Park Zoo (free admission; opens 10am) • Shopping at nearby Clark and Fullerton shops and restaurants
12:30 Bus leaves for Art Institute 12:45 – 4:30 Art Institute • Self-guided tour using $6 Audio Guide (highly recommended) • One-hour guided tour “Highlights of the Art Institute (by reservation for groups of 15+; $14)
4:30 Bus leaves for Eately (or other restaurants nearby) 4:45-6:30 Eately Exploration 8:30 Arrive back to Mt. Morris
Pricing includes guiding by Howie Herman, the bus and Art Institute group admission rate. Optional Nature Museum and Guided Tour at the Art Institute, extra. Meals and incidentals are on your own.
Sign up at EncoreMtMorris.com. Click on “Chicago Visit.” or at Village Hall, 105 W. Lincoln St, Mt. Morris IL 61054
All reservations must be received by March 9 to confirm the bus and group rate at the Art Institute. Trip requires a minimum of 15 participants. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
The historic Mt. Morris College campus contains the oldest building in Mt. Morris, a beautifully preserved sandstone building used for science classes at the College and later converted to Watt Publishing Company. Encore! Mt. Morris has been able to acquire the use of the first floor as a multi-purpose art gallery space. Refurbished, painted and equipped during the summer of 2016 for art displays by volunteers, it has served as the anchor space for Encore! Mt. Morris to host numerous shows.
Regular shows are scheduled throughout the summer months, during the December holiday season, and less frequently at other times during the school year. The gallery is open during the summer Jamboree music concert series (Friday evenings) and Kable Band concerts (Wednesday evenings) and during other community events and festivals, as publicized. Summer 2018 schedule:
Student Art Show, June 1-27. Opening: June 1, 6-9:30pm
Regional Artist Showcase, June 29-July 27. Opening: June 29, 6-9:30pm
Artful Threads, a multitude of fiber artworks, August 1-31. Opening: August 3, 6-9:30pm
Art In The Country, September 8-29. Opening: September 8, 6-9:30pm