Encore! Mt Morris

Painting Our Legacy on The Canvas of History

ENCORE! Mt. Morris
Chicago Art Tour
April 6, 2019

Date: April 6, 2019
Time: Leave 8:30AM; Arrive home 8:30pm in charter bus.

8:30 Leave Mt. Morris [from Disciples United Methodist Church parking lot]
Howie Herman will be serving as bus host, providing commentary about Chicago history, other trip topics of interest, and handouts for the Art Institute. Snacks will be available on the bus.

• Boutique shopping on Armitage Ave, Lincoln Park or
• Walking tour in Lincoln Park neighborhood (historic churches, row houses, parks) lead by Howie.
Rain option: Watertower Place

12:15 Bus leaves for Art Institute
1:00 – 2:00 Orientation Tour at Art Institute
2-4:15 Self-guided tour of Art Institute (audio guide available $6; free mobile app with audio tours)

4:30 Bus leaves for restaurants
4:45-6:30 Dinner (several options to choose from)
8:30 Arrive back to Mt. Morris

Pricing includes guiding by Howie Herman, the bus and Art Institute group admission rate. Meals and incidentals are on your own:
Children under 14: $55
Students 14+ and Seniors: $69
All other adults: $75

Sign up here or at Village Hall, 105 W. Lincoln St, Mt. Morris IL 61054
All reservations must be received by March 20 to confirm the bus and group rate at the Art Institute. Trip requires a minimum of 15 participants. Questions?
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