CIADC Offers Tour of Renowned Crab Tree Farm Collection

CIADC Members and a Guest are invited to a private tour of Crab Tree Farm on Saturday, May 5th from 10 am to 1 pm. 
Crab Tree Farm is a living museum just north of Lake Bluff, IL. Several of the buildings display Arts and Crafts collections in settings that have been created to reflect the aesthetics of the Arts and Crafts movement. In addition to these buildings there is a full time woodworker, Mike Jarvi, with an active workshop specializing in bent wood furniture. A highlight of past tours is a prototype panel of Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate (The Bean), on display in the gardens. This is a unique opportunity that is only available to a handful of private groups each year so don’t miss out!
Cost is $20 per person (payable onsite, the day of the event), an includes lunch. Everyone will meet at the Crab Tree Farm on May 5.

Please RSVP with number of people attending to no later than April 21. Hurry, there's only 20 spaces available!


Field Trip: Crab Tree Farms

Join CIADC on Saturday, April 23 for a private outing at the historic Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff!

Crab Tree Farm originated as part of a 370-acre dairy farm, owned by the eminent Illinois federal district judge and railroad president Henry W. Blodgett in the mid-nineteenth century. (1) Crab Tree Farm currently displays several collections in settings that have been created to reflect the aesthetics of the Arts and Crafts movement.

The Arts and Crafts movement, inspired in England by the writings of John Ruskin and the work of the designer William Morris in the late nineteenth century, developed in reaction to the loss of artisanry and pride in one’s labor brought about by the Industrial Revolution. (2)

A working farm, Crab Tree Farm also supports and facilitates contemporary craftsmanship – half of the central barn is a fully equipped workshop for woodworkers, ceramic artists, metalworkers, and sculptors who receive short- and long-term residencies. (3)

Our tour will include a viewing of the renowned Arts and Crafts furnishings collection and an insiders look at the Farm's contemporary artist-in-residence wood, ceramics, and metal workshops. Cost is $20 per person, and includes a box lunch and drink. 

Please register by April 16, online by clicking here!