Past Tours

Art Encounter explores the contemporary art world in a vast array of private home collections and artist studios.  Browse our past tours to get a taste of what our Expanding Visions program has to offer.

YOUTIME  Thursday March 10, 2016
YOUTIME Thursday March 10, 2016
Spend an evening without the kids or career pressures and enjoy a glass of wine and engaging conversation around contemporary art.
Zhou B Art Center Artists (Wednesday March 26)
Zhou B Art Center Artists (Wednesday March 26)
Discover one of Chicago's most active art spaces housing one enormous gallery along with multiple smaller galleries, a café and four floors of artists' studios.
The Studio of Artist Enrique Romero Santana (Wednesday April 9)
The Studio of Artist Enrique Romero Santana (Wednesday April 9)
Visit the Lake Shore Drive studio of an internationally acclaimed Spanish artist who recently received a gold medal of the arts from the city of Huelva, Spain.
The Private Collection of Camille and Charlie Baum (Wednesday June 4)
The Private Collection of Camille and Charlie Baum (Wednesday June 4)
Meet the son and daughter-in-law of the late Chicago artist Don Baum in their Lake Forest home
The Private Collection of Sandra and Michael Perlow (Wednesday May 28)
The Private Collection of Sandra and Michael Perlow (Wednesday May 28)
Peruse a fascinating collection of contemporary art in an elegant Near North apartment belonging to a couple who come to art from different perspectives.
The Art Studios of William Kohler and Shauna Blue (Wednesday May 21)
The Art Studios of William Kohler and Shauna Blue (Wednesday May 21)
Find out how a married couple who are both artists have created ideal living and work spaces.
The Private Collection of Janet and Paul Burt (Wednesday May 14)
The Private Collection of Janet and Paul Burt (Wednesday May 14)
Explore a 10 bedroom Lake Forest estate filled with surprises. Named "Stornoway" by its original owner after his native town in Scotland, the home was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912.