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21st Annual Conference on the Arts & Crafts Movement

Initiatives in Art and Culture

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8:45 AM - Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 5:15 PM (CDT)

21st Annual Conference on the Arts & Crafts Movement

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One Day Registration- Thursday and Sunday only
This registration is only good for Thursday or Sunday. Friday is no longer available as a one day rate.
19h 38m $225.00 $15.33
Student Registration 19h 38m $200.00 $13.80
Regular Registration   more info 19h 38m $650.00 $41.20
Registration with Promo Code
PLEASE NOTE: As of September 12, if you are registering for the full 4-day conference that tours for the R.W Glasner Studio are no longer available. You will be able to participate in every other tour except for the R.W. Glasner Tour on Friday.
3h 8m $650.00 $41.20
Saturday Only Registration 3h 38m $350.00 $22.94
Best Price Ended $525.00 $33.59

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21st Anniversary Conference on the Arts & Crafts Movement
Chicago and Environs • Thursday, September 19 - Sunday, September 22, 2019


For more information, call: +1 646-485-1952 or email: info@artinitiatives.com

 

PLEASE NOTE: As of September 12, if you are registering for the full 4-day conference that tours for the R.W Glasner Studio are no longer available. You will be able to participate in every other tour except for the R.W. Glasner Tour on Friday. One day tickets are no longer available for Friday only.

 

Chicago’s expressions of the Arts and Crafts Movement are extraordinary; its architecture, interiors, art, and decorative objects of the period embody something completely new while yet thoroughly rooted in tradition.
Through talks, exclusive site visits and collections tours, and other private events crafted to enhance the program, IAC considers how the City’s architects, artists, and artisans developed a design vocabulary specific to the region.
A full conference brochure can be seen at http://artinitiatives.com


 Conference Highlights include:

  • Glessner House (H. H. Richardson 1887);
  • Tour Prairie Avenue. Late 19th-century Chicago’s most prestigious address and home to George Pullman, Philip Armour, Marshall Field, John Glessner, William Wallace Kimball, John Sherman, and Samuel Allerton;
  • Walking tour of Oak Park’s Forest Avenue including: Peter A. Beachy House (Remodeled by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906) and Arthur B. Heurtley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1902);
  • Home and Studio (Frank Lloyd Wright 1889, renovation by Wright 1895, construction of studio wing 1898)​;
  • Unity Temple (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1909)
  • A downtown walking tour features sites such as: Marquette Building (Holabird & Roche 1895, featuring Tiffany mosaic murals), The Rookery (Burnham & Root 1888, with subsequent work by Frank Lloyd Wright), and Monadnock Building (Burnham & Root 1891);
  • The Rookery (Burnham & Root 1888, with subsequent work by Frank Lloyd Wright);
  • Rudolph Glasner Studio (Edgar Miller, 1928 - 1932, remodeled 1946);
  • Charnley-Persky House (Louis Sullivan, 1892, with major contributions by Frank Lloyd Wright);
  • The Graham Foundation located in the Madlener House (architect, Richard E. Schmidt and designer Hugh M. G. Garden, 1901–02);
  • The Fortnightly of Chicago (Charles Follem McKim, 1892) Optional Sit-down Lunch and Program;
  • Second Presbyterian Church (James Renwick, 1874; Howard van Doren Shaw, interior after 1900 fire);
  • Crab Tree Farm, a superlative collection of English and American decorative arts displayed in settings created to reflect the aesthetics of the Arts and Crafts movement;
  • Ragdale (Howard Van Doren Shaw, 1897);
  • The Village of Kenilworth. Tour the George W. Maher House (George W. Maher, 1893), and the Kenilworth Historical Society;
  • Tour Hutchinson Street: A block-long walk will pass five homes by George W. Maher: Edwin J. Mosser House (1901 – 1902), Claude Seymour House (1912), William H. Lake House (1904), Mrs. Grace Brackebush House (1909), John C. Scales House (1894);
  • Robie House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1910);
  • Auditorium Theatre (Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, 1889);
  • Chicago Cultural Center (Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge 1893).

 A related activity is planned for early Wednesday evening September 18.

Among those participating are:

  • Zac Bleicher, Executive Director, Edgar Miller Legacy;
  • Heather Becker, CEO, The Conservation Center;
  • Kathleen Cummings, independent architectural historian whose focus is the work of George W. Maher;
  • Gunny Harboe, FAIA, President, Harboe Architects;
  • Nate Lielasus, Northworks Architects + Planning Board of Directors, Friends of Historic Second Church History of the Art and Architecture of Second Presbyterian Church;
  • Ward Miller, Executive Director, Preservation Chicago;
  • Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren, authors, John Vinci: Life and Landmarks
  • Tori Simms, Board President, Glessner House;
  • William Tyre,Curator & Program Director, Glessner House;
  • Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, University of Virginia;
  • John Vinci, preservationist and architect.

Please note that you will receive a dear attendee letter upon registration. This letter will contain paperwork related to transportation information, event participation, lunch options and instructions on how to order.

Transportation and Parking Information:
 
Public transportation abounds in Chicago.  If you choose to take public transit, you can get fare cards at any subway stop.  https://www.transitchicago.com/planatrip/
 
From Airports to Hotels
Public Transportation:
O’Hare to Palmer House; Blue Subway line from O’Hare to Monroe St. 3 minute walk .02 mile.  $5.00 Depending on time of day 45 min to 60 min
O’Hare to Congress Hotel: Blue Subway line from O’Hare to LaSalle St. 7 minute walk .03 mile.  $5.00 Depending on time of day 45 min to 60 min
Driving Directions:
O’Hare to Palmer House:  Take the Interstate 190 ramp to Interstate 90/Chicago/Interstate 294. Take I-90 E to W Monroe St. Take exit 51E from I-90. Turn left onto W Monroe Street. Depending on time of day 30 min to 50 min.
O’Hare to Congress Hotel:  Take the Interstate 190 ramp to Interstate 90/Chicago/Interstate 294. Take I-90 E to W Jackson Blvd. Take exit 51 F-G. Continue on W Jackson Blvd. Turn left onto W Congress Parkway/ W Ida B. Wells Drive. Depending on time of day 30 min to 50 min.
Lyft/Uber: pick up between Terminals 1 & 2 on the Departure level  40-50 minutes
Public Transportation:
Midway to Palmer House: Orange Line from Midway to Harold Washington Library/ State/Van Buren.  5 min walk .03Mile.  $2.50 about 40 min
Midway to Palmer House: Orange Line from Midway to Harold Washington Library/ State/Van Buren.  6 min walk .03Mile.  $2.50 About 40 min.
Driving Directions:
Midway to Palmer House: Take I-55 N/Stevenson Expy from S Cicero Ave 11 min (2.7 mi) Continue to US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit from I-55 N/Stevenson Expy 8 min (7.2 mi) Continue on US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Take S Columbus Dr to S Michigan AveDepending on time of day 25 min to 40 min.
Midway to Congress Hotel:  Take I-55 N/Stevenson Expy from S Cicero Ave 11 min (2.7 mi) Continue to US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit from I-55 N/Stevenson Expy 8 min (7.2 mi) Continue on US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Drive to S State St. Depending on time of day 30 min to 50 min.
Lyft/Uber: pick up at far north end at Arrival level -30-40 minutes
 
Thursday September 19
 
From Hotels to Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Ave. Corner of 18th & Prairie Ave
Public Transportation:
From Palmer House: Walk to Michigan & Monroe (4 min .02mile) take #4 bus to Michigan & 18th St. Walk 4 blocks east .02 mile to Glessner House.  $2.25 with Ventra card $2.50 cash - 20 min
From Congress Hotel: Walk to Michigan & Harrison Take #4 bus to Michigan & 18th St. Walk 4 blocks east .02 mile to Glessner House.  $2.25 with Ventra card $2.50 cash -  11 min
Walking Directions: About 30 minutes. South on Michigan Ave to 18th. Turn left (East) go 4 more blocks.
Driving Directions:
From Palmer House: Head east on E Monroe St 0.3 mi Turn right onto S Columbus Dr 0.9 mi Turn right onto E Roosevelt Rd 0.1 mi Turn left onto S Indiana Ave 0.7 mi Turn left onto E 18th St 449 ft Turn right onto S Prairie Ave - 10 min
From Congress Hotel: Head south on S Michigan Ave toward E Harrison St Pass by Burger Bar Chicago (on the right in 0.5 mi) 1.2 mi Turn left onto E 18th St 0.2 mi Turn right onto S Prairie Ave -  6 min
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 10 min

After Glessner House we will talk to Prairie Avenue. We recommend if you are driving that you leave your car at Glessner House. Street parking near Glessner House is limited, but a number of parking services offer convenient parking at a reasonable rate. There is free on-street parking on both 18th Street and Indiana Avenue. Metered parking is available on Michigan Avenue.  The remaining streets are zoned for resident permit parking only. You are able to book convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Glessner House SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also receive 10% off your parking fee with ParkWhiz.

From Glessner House 1800 S. Prairie Ave to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio 951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
Public Transportation: Head south on S Prairie Ave Turn right toward S Indiana Ave Slight left toward S Indiana Ave Turn left toward S Indiana Ave Sharp right toward S Indiana Ave Slight left toward S Indiana Ave Turn left onto S Indiana Ave Turn right onto E Cermak Rd. Take the Green Line 18 stops to Oak Park. Head north on N Oak Park Ave toward North Blvd. Turn left onto Chicago Ave. 60 min.
Driving Directions: Head north on S Prairie Ave toward E 18th St 12 s (69 ft) Take S State St, I-290 W, S Hamlin Blvd and W Kinzie St to Chicago Ave in Oak Park. 40 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 40 min

From Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio 951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park to Unity Temple 875 Lake St, Oak Park
Walking Directions: Head east on Chicago Ave toward Woodbine Ave 0.1 mi Turn right onto N Kenilworth Ave 0.4 mi Turn left onto Lake St. 10 min
Driving Directions: Head east on Chicago Ave toward Woodbine Ave 0.1 mi Turn right onto N Kenilworth Ave 0.4 mi Turn left onto Lake St. 3 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 3 min.

From Unity Temple 875 Lake St, Oak Park to Hotels
Public Transportation:
To Palmer House: Head East on Lake Street, turn right onto Oak Park Ave (4 min .02mile) take green line to Ashland/63rd. Walk North on Wabash Ave.  $2.25 with Ventra card $2.50 cash - 35 min
To Congress Hotel: Head East on Lake Street, turn right onto Oak Park Ave (4 min .02mile) take green line to Ashland/63rd. Walk South on Wabash Ave. $2.25 with Ventra card $2.50 cash - 40 min
Driving Directions:
To Palmer House: Driving Directions:Head south on N Kenilworth Ave toward North Blvd (0.5 mi). Turn right onto Washington Blvd (0.4 mi). Turn left onto Harlem Ave (0.5 mi). Turn left onto the Interstate 290 E ramp (0.3 mi). Merge onto I-290 E (8.5 mi). Keep left to continue on W Congress Pkwy/W Ida B. Wells Dr (0.4 mi). Turn left onto S State St. - 35 minutes total.
To Congress Hotel: Driving Directions: Head south on N Kenilworth Ave toward North Blvd (0.5 mi). Turn right onto Washington Blvd (0.4 mi). Turn left onto Harlem Ave (0.5 mi). Turn left onto the Interstate 290 E ramp (0.3 mi). Merge onto I-290 E 8.5 mi Keep left to continue on W Congress Pkwy/W Ida B. Wells Dr. - 35 minutes total.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 35 min
Walking Directions: About 30 minutes. South on Michigan Ave to 18th. Turn left (East) go 4 more blocks

Friday September 20
 
From Hotels to Rookery 209 S Lasalle St
Walking Directions: Head south on S State St toward E Adams St 243 ft Turn right onto W Adams St 0.2 mi Turn left onto S LaSalle St. 7 min.
Driving Directions: Head south on S Wabash Ave toward E Adams St 236 ft Turn right onto E Adams St 0.3 mi Turn left onto S LaSalle St. 5 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 5 min

From Rookery 209 S LaSalle St to Charnley/Persky House 1365 N Astor St
Public Transportation: Head north on S LaSalle St toward W Adams St Turn right onto W Marble Pl. Take Red Line 4 stops to Clark/Division. Take exit Clark/Division - NE corner Head east on W Division St toward N Dearborn St/N Dearborn Pkwy Turn left onto N State Pkwy Turn right onto E Banks St Turn left onto N Astor St - $2.25 with Ventra card $2.50 cash - 25 min.
Driving Directions: Take W Monroe St to US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr 7 min (0.9 mi) Follow US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Take the exit toward IL-64/Lasalle Dr/North Ave from US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr 5 min (2.6 mi) Take N Lake Shore Dr to N Astor St. 15 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 15 min

From Rookery 209 S LaSalle St to Edgar Miller House/ Glasner Studio 1734 N Wells St
Public Transportation: Head north on S LaSalle St toward W Adams St Turn left onto W Adams St. Take the Brown Line 9 stops to Sedgwick. Head north on N Sedgwick St toward W North Ave Turn right onto W Eugenie St Turn left onto N Wells St. 27 min.
Driving Directions: Head north on S LaSalle St toward W Adams St Pass by Bank of America Financial Center (on the right in 0.9 mi) 2.2 mi Turn left onto W North Ave 479 ft Turn right at the 1st cross street onto N Wells St. 17 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 17 min

From Rookery 209 S LaSalle St  to Graham Foundation located in the Madlener House 4 West Burton Place
Public Transportation: Head north on S LaSalle St Turn right toward W Adams St Walk for 62 ft Head north toward W Adams St Turn right onto W Adams St Turn right onto S State St. Take the red line 5 stops to Clark/Division. Take exit Clark/Division - NW corner Head north on N Clark St toward N Sandburg Terrace Turn right onto W Burton Pl. 25 min.
Driving Directions: Head north on S LaSalle St toward W Adams St Pass by Bank of America Financial Center (on the right in 0.9 mi) 2.0 mi Turn right onto W Schiller St 377 ft Turn left onto N Clark St 0.1 mi Turn right onto W Burton Pl. 15 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 15 min

From Glasner Studio 1734 N Wells to Fortnightly Club 120 E Bellvue Pl.
Public Transportation: Head north on N Wells St toward W Willow St Turn right onto N Lincoln Ave Turn left onto N Stockton Dr. Take Bus 151 10 stops to Lake Shore and Cedar. Head south on N Lake Shore Dr toward E Bellevue Pl Turn right onto E Bellevue Pl. 12 min.
Driving Directions: Head north on N Wells St toward W Willow St 325 ft Turn right onto W Menomonee St 256 ft Turn right onto N Clark St 0.1 mi Turn left onto W LaSalle Dr 0.3 mi Turn right onto N Lake Shore Dr 0.8 mi Turn right onto E Bellevue Pl. 6 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 6 min

From Charnley House 1365 N Aster St to Fortnightly Club 120 E Bellvue Pl.
Public Transportation: Head north on N Astor St toward E Schiller St Turn right onto E Schiller St. Take Bus 151 6 stops to Lake Shore and Cedar. Head south on N Lake Shore Dr toward E Bellevue Pl Turn right onto E Bellevue Pl. 7 min.
Driving Directions: Head south on N Astor St toward E Banks St 308 ft Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Banks St 0.1 mi Turn right onto N Lake Shore Dr 0.4 mi Turn right onto E Bellevue Pl 3 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 3 min
Walking Directions: Head south on N Astor St toward E Banks St 0.3 mi Turn left onto E Division St 0.1 mi Turn right onto N Lake Shore Dr 0.2 mi Turn right onto E Bellevue Pl. 11 min.

From Graham Foundation located in the Madlener House 4 West Burton Place to Fortnightly Club 120 E Bellvue Pl.
Public Transportation: Head east on W Burton Pl toward N State Pkwy Turn right onto N Lake Shore Dr. Take Bus 151 7 stops to Lake Shore and Cedar. Head south on N Lake Shore Dr toward E Bellevue Pl Turn right onto E Bellevue Pl. 8 min.
Driving Directions: Head east on W Burton Pl toward N State Pkwy 0.2 mi Turn right onto N Lake Shore Dr 0.6 mi Turn right onto E Bellevue Pl. 3 min.
Walking Directions: Head east on W Burton Pl toward N State Pkwy 89 ft Turn right onto N State St/N State Pkwy Continue to follow N State St 0.5 mi Continue onto N Rush St 328 ft Turn left onto E Bellevue Pl. 14 min.

From Glasner Studio 1734 N Wells St to Second Presbyterian Church 1936 S. Michigan Ave.
Public Transportation: Head south on N Wells St toward W St Paul Ave Turn left onto W North Ave Turn right onto N LaSalle Dr. Take entrance LaSalle/Division NE corner. Take the Red Line 8 stops to Cermak-Chinatown. Head northeast on S Archer Ave toward S Clark St Slight right onto W Cullerton St Turn left onto S Michigan Ave. 38 min.

Driving Directions: Get on US-41 S/N Lake Shore Dr from N Clark St and W LaSalle Dr 3 min (0.7 mi) Merge onto US-41 S/N Lake Shore Dr 7 min (3.3 mi) Drive to S Michigan Ave. 26 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 26 min

From Charnley House 1365 N Astor St to Second Presbyterian Church 1936 S Michigan Ave.
Public Transportation: Head south on N Astor St toward E Banks St Turn right onto E Banks St Turn left onto N State Pkwy Turn right onto W Goethe St Turn left onto N Clark St. Take entrance Clark/Division - NW corner. Take the Red Line 8 stops to Cermak-Chinatown. Head northeast on S Archer Ave toward S Clark St Slight right onto W Cullerton St Turn left onto S Michigan Ave. 32 min.
Driving Directions: Head south on N Astor St toward E Banks St 308 ft Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Banks St 0.1 mi Turn left onto N Lake Shore Dr 0.4 mi Turn right to merge onto US-41 S/N Lake Shore Dr 3.4 mi Turn right onto E Roosevelt Rd 0.3 mi Turn left onto S Michigan Ave. 15 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 22 min

From Graham Foundation located in the Madlener House 4 West Burton Place to Second Presbyterian Church 1936 S Michigan Ave.
Public Transportation: Head west on W Burton Pl toward N Dearborn St/N Dearborn Pkwy Turn left onto N Clark St. Take entrance Clark/Division - NW corner. Take the Red Line 8 stops to Cermak-Chinatown. Head northeast on S Archer Ave toward S Clark St Slight right onto W Cullerton St Turn left onto S Michigan Ave. 30 min.
Driving Directions: Head east on W Burton Pl toward N State Pkwy 0.2 mi Turn left onto N Lake Shore Dr 0.2 mi Turn right to merge onto US-41 S/N Lake Shore Dr 3.4 mi Turn right onto E Roosevelt Rd 0.3 mi Turn left onto S Michigan Ave. 15 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 15 min

Second Presbyterian Church 1936 S Michigan Ave. to Hotels
Palmer House:
Public Transportation: At Michigan & Cullerton Catch #1 #3 or #4 bus to Adams & Wabash OR # 4 bus (Illinois Center) to Michigan & Monroe -14 min
OR: at State & Cullerton Catch #29 bus (Navy Pier) to State & Adams 14 min
Driving Directions: Head north on S Michigan Ave toward E 18th St 1.6 mi Turn left onto E Adams St 0.2 mi Turn right onto S State St. 10 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 11 min

Congress Hotel:
Public Transportation: At Michigan & Cullerton Catch #1 #3 or #4 bus to Adams & Wabash OR # 4 bus to Michigan & Ida B Wells Drive 11 Min
Driving Directions: Head north on S Michigan Ave toward E 18th St 1.3 mi Turn right onto E Congress Plaza Dr 0.2 mi Sharp left onto S Michigan Ave. 11 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 11 min
Saturday September 21
From Hotels to Crab Tree Farm 982 Sheridan Road, Lake Bluff, IL
Driving Directions: Follow E Adams St, S Clark St and W Congress Pkwy/W Ida B. Wells Dr to I-290 W 5 min (0.7 mi) Follow I-94 W to US-41 N in Northbrook 24 min (22.2 mi) Continue on US-41 N to your destination in Lake Bluff. 60 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 60 min

From Crab Tree Farm 982 Sheridan Road, Lake Bluff, IL to Ragdale 1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL
Driving Directions: Take Skokie Hwy S to US-41 S in Highland Park 20 min (11.5 mi) Follow I-94 E to W Monroe St in Chicago. Take exit 51E from I-94 E 29 min (23.2 mi) Turn left onto W Monroe St. 60 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 60 min

From Ragdale 1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL to 415 Kenilworth, Kenilworth, IL
Driving Directions: Get on US-41 S from Green Bay Rd and E Deerpath Rd 5 min (2.1 mi) Follow US-41 S and I-94 E to Lake Ave in Wilmette 17 min (12.8 mi) Turn left onto Lake Ave 1.6 mi Turn left onto Ridge Rd 0.3 mi Turn right onto Kenilworth Ave 0.1 mi Slight left to stay on Kenilworth Ave. 30 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 30 min.

From 410 Kenilworth Avenue to 750 Hutchinson Street
Driving Directions: Head northeast on Kenilworth Ave toward Cumnor Rd 1 min (0.5 mi) Continue on Sheridan Rd to Chicago 33 min (11.0 mi) Turn right onto W Hutchinson St. 35 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 35 min.

From 840 Hutchinson Street to Hotels
To Palmer House:
Public Transportation: Head west on W Hutchinson St toward N Hazel St Turn left onto N Hazel St Turn right onto W Buena Ave Pass by 7-Eleven (on the left in 495 ft) Turn left onto N Sheridan Rd. Take the Red Line 9 stops to Monroe. 30 min
Driving Directions: Get on US-41 S/N Lake Shore Dr from W Buena Ave and N Marine Dr 4 min (0.7 mi) Merge onto US-41 S/N Lake Shore Dr 9 min (5.7 mi) Continue on E Jackson Dr. Take E Adams St to S State St 20 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 20 min.
To Congress:
Public Transportation: Head west on W Hutchinson St toward N Hazel St Turn left onto N Hazel St Turn right onto W Buena Ave. Turn left onto N Sheridan Rd. Take Red Line 11 stops to Harrison. Head north on S State St toward E Harrison St Turn right onto E Harrison St Turn left onto S Michigan Ave. 35 min.
Driving Directions: Get on US-41 S/N Lake Shore Dr from W Buena Ave and N Marine Dr 4 min (0.7 mi) Follow US-41 S/N Lake Shore Dr to E Randolph St. Take the Randolph St exit from US-41 S/N Lake Shore Dr 8 min (5.2 mi) Drive to N Michigan Ave. 20 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 20 min.

Sunday September 22
 
From Hotels to Robie House 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave
Palmer House:
Public Transportation: Head east toward S Wabash Ave Turn right onto S Wabash Ave Turn left onto E Jackson Blvd to bus stop ID: Van Buren. Take bus 2 stops to 55th - 56th -57th st.Head south on S Lake Park Ave toward E 57th St Turn right onto E 57th St Turn left onto S Woodlawn Ave. 30 min.
Driving Directions: Head east on E Monroe St 0.5 mi Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto US-41 S/S Lake Shore Dr 6.7 mi Turn right onto E 57th Dr 0.3 mi Continue onto S Cornell Dr 0.2 mi Turn right onto Midway Plaisance 0.6 mi Turn right onto S Woodlawn Ave. 20 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 20 min

Congress:
Public Transportation: Head south on S Michigan Ave toward E Harrison St. Take 6 bus 16 stops to Stony Island and 57th Street. Head north on S Stony Island Ave toward E 57th St Turn left onto E 57th St Turn left onto S Woodlawn Ave. 36 min.
Driving Directions: Head south on S Michigan Ave toward E Harrison St 0.5 mi Turn left after Burger Bar Chicago (on the right) 0.3 mi Turn right onto US-41 S/S Lake Shore Dr 5.7 mi Turn right onto E 57th Dr 0.3 mi Continue onto S Cornell Dr 0.2 mi Turn right onto Midway Plaisance 0.6 mi Turn right onto S Woodlawn Ave. 20 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 20 min

From Robie House 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave to Auditorium 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive
Public Transportation: At Stoney Island & 57th Dr take #6 bus ( Wacker/Columbus) to Michigan & Ida B Wells Dr  About 45 min
OR: At Univ of Chgo/59th St. Take Metra train (Millennium Station) to Van Buren St. Walk 5 min to Auditorium. About 30 min
Driving Directions: Take E 57th St to US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr 6 min (1.0 mi) Follow US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr to S Columbus Dr. Take the Columbus Drive exit from US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr 7 min (5.6 mi) Continue on S Columbus Dr. Take E Congress Plaza Dr to E Congress Pkwy/East Ida B. Wells Drive. 20 min.
Uber/Lyft/Taxi: 20 min

From Auditorium 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive to Miller’s Pub 134 S Wabash Ave, Chicago
Walking Directions: Head west on E Congress Pkwy/East Ida B. Wells Drive toward S Wabash Ave 233 ft Turn right onto S Wabash Ave. 7 min.
Driving Directions: Head west on E Congress Pkwy/East Ida B. Wells Drive toward S Wabash Ave 0.1 mi Turn right onto S State St 0.3 mi Turn right onto E Monroe St 427 ft Turn right onto S Wabash Ave. 6 min.

 
Parking

Please visit https://spothero.com/ or download the Spot Hero app (available on both Android and Apple phones) and/or visit https://parking.com/chicago/ or download the Parking.com app (available on both Android and Apple phones) to find and prepay for parking instantly and easily if you are transporting yourself during the Arts and Crafts Conference.

Kindly note that rates may vary based on the day, availability, and if there are other events happening in the area. If possible please prebook your parking to lock in a rate and guarantee a spot. Some garages offer early bird specials when pre-booked.
If you are pre-booking online please note if the garage accepts a mobile pass or requires a printed pass.

Parking near the Palmer House Hilton 17 East Monroe Street

Palmer House Hilton — 55 E. Monroe (directly across from the Palmer House).
Rate: $47.00 (rate is only valid if validated at the front desk of Palmer House).

Grant Park North — 25 North Michigan Avenue
Rates: https://parking.com/chicago/lot/grant-park-north-garage?lot_id=20989&showListOnly=1&view=daily&sw=41.878815956340645,-87.63151480158572≠=41.88526244555922,-87.61623496444679&facility&valet&general=&displayFullCity=0

Millennium Park — 5 South Columbus Drive
Rates: https://parking.com/chicago/parking-near/41.88030659999999/-87.6267388/palmer-house-a-hilton-hotel?lot_id=20991&showListOnly=1&view=daily&sw=41.87914479489061,-87.62785375937221≠=41.885276677989026,-87.61331958063225&facility&valet&general=&displayFullCity=0

Parking near the Congress Plaza Hotel 520 South Michigan Avenue

Congress Plaza Hotel
Rates: $44.00 for self-park and $49.00 for valet.

Loop Auto Parks — 524 S Wabash Ave
Rates: http://loopautoparks.com/rates_info/

835 S Wabash
Rates: https://parking.com/chicago/parking-near/41.8751678/-87.62471529999999/the-congress-plaza-hotel-&-convention-center?lot_id=20862&showListOnly=1&view=daily&sw=41.86695462474634,-87.63443226854194≠=41.87458034783046,-87.61636053145747&facility&valet&general=&displayFullCity=0


Parking near Unity Temple 875 Lake St, Oak Park

There are two nearby parking garages - one is located at North Boulevard and Oak Park Avenue; another small garage is under the Oak Park Public Library. They are free for the first hour and $2 an hour after that.

There is limited on-street and metered parking available. Limited free street parking is available on Kenilworth. There are parking meters on North Boulevard and South Boulevard (adjacent to the elevated Green Line CTA train tracks) between Kenilworth Ave and Oak Park Ave. Be careful not to park in areas reserved for permit parking. There are also parking meters on Lake Street.

Please make sure you do NOT park in the lot just east of Unity Temple. It is a private lot designated for the residents next door at 855 Lake Street.


Parking near Ragdale 1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL

Limited parking is available in the lot.


Parking near Kenilworth 415 Kenilworth, Kenilworth, IL

Street Parking Available along Kenilworth Road in front of Kenilworth Assembly Hall


Parking near Hutchinson Street 750 Hutchinson Street

Very limited street parking may be available. Hutchinson Street is a one-way street and very narrow.

720 W Gordon Terrace Valet Garage (0.1 miles from 750 Hutchinson Street)
Rates: https://parking.com/chicago/lot/720-gordon-terrace?lot_id=20043&showListOnly=1&view=daily&sw≠&facility&valet&general=&displayFullCity=0


 

Hotel Accommodations

Although the room block has ended at both the Palmer House Hilton the Congress Plaza Hotel kindly note there may still be rooms available. Please check the sites below for availability.

Palmer House Hilton: https://book.passkey.com/e/49931393 

Congress Plaza Hotel: https://www.congressplazahotel.com/

If you have any questions please contact Erin at erin.welsh@artinitiatives.com. Please take note of the check in/check out and the cancellation policy when booking your hotel.


 

 

We hope you can join us for another GREAT conference with amazing sites, insightful information and great people. 

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333 East 57th Street, Suite 13B New York, New York 10022

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Chicago, 60605

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8:45 AM - Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 5:15 PM (CDT)


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Initiatives in Art and Culture

Initiatives in Arts and Culture (IAC) is an organization committed to educating diverse audiences in the fine, decorative, and visual arts. IAC's primary activities are conferences, publications, and exhibitions. These take an interdisciplinary approach, considering issues related to fabrication, connoisseurship, cultural patrimony, cultural preservation, and the future of culture. Particular areas of emphasis include American painting, the history of frames, the Arts and Crafts movement, the influence of Asian cultures on American fine and decorative art, and the history and future of fashion and materials. IAC’s projects have been supported by a wide array of individual, corporate and foundation funders.

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