Upcoming Tours & Events

We offer programs throughout the year for the general public that include interactive art tours of museums, galleries, private collections, and local artists’ studios. We have a travel program that explores important art sites in the U.S. and abroad. At our studio and office headquarters, we conduct hands-on art making classes for children, teens, and adults. We also conduct professional development workshops for teaching artists and art critique classes for professional artists who want to develop their body of work through exchanging ideas with peers. Tours led by Artistic Director Joanna Pinsky.

Expanding Visions: Private Collections and Studio Visits
View exclusive private collections and the studios of some of today’s major artists, and explore treasures not seen by the general public.

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Weekend Art Walks
Experience the Gallery scene with fresh eyes. Our discussion-based tours bring the rich Chicago cultural landscape to life.

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Special Events
In addition to our expansive regular season programming, we offer unique events to round out the Art Encounter experience. From Members Parties to arts talks; behind the scenes gallery visits to winter tours, these are events you certainly do not want to miss. Upcoming>>