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. 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.

Expanding Visions: Wednesday Art Tours

Expand your visions by meeting artists and collectors in studios and private homes for insightful interactive discussions let by Joanna Pinsky or other Art Encounter teaching artists. Artists and collectors will share their perspectives on creating and acquiring art.

Winter Series

Join Joanna Pinsky in this annual series that explores challenging, inventive, and exciting art in Chicago’s outstanding museums.

Weekend Art Walks

Tour area galleries and art spaces for an in-depth view of art to discover new ideas and a variety of artistic media through discussions led by Joanna Pinsky and other Artists.

YOUTIME: Thursday Evening Series

Enjoy our fourth year of YOUTIME an evening series of stimulating art discussion, wine and refreshments without the kids of career pressures. Join us as we discover Evanston’s cultural treasures through visits to artist studios, galleries, and unique collections!

Special Tours and Events

Join Art Encounter this year for some amazing tours that include EXPO Chicago, SOFA Chicago and many more!

Member Events

Enjoy the perks of Art Encounter Membership by visiting exclusive collections and enjoying members only events!