Upcoming LCAL Meetings​​


The purpose of this League is to create more interest in art in Lake County, Illinois and to develop a higher appreciation of visual art. It shall do this through art exhibitions, festivals, demonstrations of art techniques, lectures, critiques and sharing of ideas, inspiration and encouragement between members.

Legacy Collection Program

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​​The Lake County Art League Plein Air Group will hold a plein air session at the Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville on Wednesday, July 1, from 9:00 am to noon. This is the first LCAL plein air in 2020 because the on-going pandemic had severely limited options. Now that the state is moving into the fourth of five phases of a “Restore Illinois” reopening plan, our plein air has become more feasible with caveats explained at the conclusion of this notice.

There are many attractive sightlines to paint in the immediate area of the North Bay Pavilion.

Paint in the immediate area, or take pictures and make sketches as you explore in your car or walk the trails. The weather will be partly sunny with temperatures ranging from 82 to 87 while we are there.

Enjoy: painting, drawing and photography with fellow artists from any medium at any level of expertise.
Time: 9:00 am to noon, Wednesday June 1.
Directions: The entrance to the forest preserve is on Buckley Road (Route 137) east of Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21) at 16400 West Buckley Road, Libertyville, IL 60048. Upon entering, pass by the gatehouse and take the first left to follow the west edge of the lake to the large parking lot for the North Bay Pavilion. The large building there is a shelter that was designed to hold 500 people. A smaller building at the east end if the parking lot is a set of bathrooms with running water. Park near the bathroom building. At 9:00 we will gather in that area of the parking lot.
Conclusion: At 11:45 those willing to discuss their results will gather back at the parking lot near the bathroom building.
Cautions: The host, organizers and sponsors that make this session possible cannot guarantee your safety or be responsible for personal injury, property damage and trespass resulting from your actions. Please respect any limitations set by our generous host. Have fun, but be careful. Read COVID-19 precautions at the conclusion of this notice.
Guests: Guests are certainly welcome, subject to the above cautions. No children please, as everyone will be far too absorbed in their art to monitor the activity of a child. 
Questions: Contact Chris Tanner at 847-340-0275 or chrisetanner@sbcglobal.net.
Pending: Deb Edmunds wrote “One of the places that has always been interesting to me to plein air in was the Adler center, or the Cuneo museum. I wonder if we could schedule something at either of these places without a problem. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 there may be some barriers that we will not be able to overcome.”


LCAL has created a new program to connect members who might require a ride to a monthly meeting with those who would be willing to provide one. 

Look in the Member News for how to be part of this. 

June 2020 Sketches

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