Regional Destinations

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Alden B. Dow Home Studio

315 Post Street
Midland, MI 48640

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio engages the imagination and elicits emotional responses in all who experience this powerful statement of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern architecture. Planted into an encompassing pond, the Home and Studio is alive with reflective light, soaring roof lines, angles, color, and tranquility. Offering daily tours. Book yours today!

American Players Theatre

5950 Golf Course Road
Spring Green, WI, 53588
Box Office: 608.588.2361

Catch a play under the sky and stars! Five plays are now on stage. Plus, opening in August in the outdoor Hill Theatre, Romeo & Juliet, featuring Deaf performing artist Joshua Castille in the role of Romeo; and Anton’s Shorts – five one-act comedies by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Aaron Posner (Playwright: Stupid Fucking Bird; Life Sucks). Coming soon in the indoor Touchstone Theatre, Melinda Lopez’s Mala, featuring Nancy Rodriguez. Don’t let summer slip away, tickets are on sale now!

Photo credit: Josh Krause, Samantha Newcomb, Kelsey Brennan, Phoebe González & Daniel José Molina, The Liar. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

5217 N. Clark #3
Chicago, IL 60640

Andersonville in Chicago is a vibrant LGBTQIA+ neighborhood, where authenticity thrives and diversity is celebrated. With its inclusive atmosphere and a strong emphasis on small businesses, it offers a welcoming haven for individuals to embrace their true selves and support local enterprises.


Sept 14 – Oct 1
Grand Rapids, MI

ArtPrize is an open, global, art competition and cultural experience in Grand Rapids, MI. Sept 14 – Oct 1. In its 14th year, ArtPrize will showcase the work of over 600 artists exhibiting from around the world as they compete for a chance to win $400,000 in public and juried prizes. Hundreds of thousands of visitors participate in the public vote Grand Prize of $125,000 as they discover art exhibited in hundreds of venues throughout downtown Grand Rapids.

Geneva Chamber of Commerce

8 S. Third St.
Geneva, IL

Local restaurants create an array of specialties under an outdoor tent at Festival of the Vine. Partnered with wine and live musical entertainment, Geneva is a must-visit September 8-10. Arts and crafts show, horse-drawn carriage rides, several exceptional wine tasting and dinner events around the historic downtown. Easily accessible by car or by train.

Photo: Karen Muehlfelt of Keeping Moments Photography

Gorton Center

400 E. Illinois Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Gorton Center is the place to be this summer for arts, culture and fun! Come for live music, events and movies in our Theater. Our outdoor stage is open through early October and features bands you will love! People from all over come to Gorton for classes for all ages and summer camps. Join us to learn something new, stir your inner artist and connect with others.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Visitors of all ages enjoy year-round access to two museum locations offering something for everyone, from art exhibitions and performances to a family-friendly café, two gift shops, a tavern, and a hands-on art studio. Admission and parking are always free.

Milwaukee Art Museum

700 North Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee WI, 53202

All are welcome at the Museum’s lakefront campus to experience world-class art and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Discover artworks from antiquity to the present day, including works by Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, and more. Join us this weekend for these family-friendly activities.

See Quincy

532 Gardner Expressway
Quincy, IL 62301

Calling all Curious Foodies! Summer Flavor Tours in historic downtown Quincy, IL guide tour-goers to six creative venues each Saturday, all summer long. The line-up begins with an Electric Larry Coffee, continues to brunch & charcuterie spreads, cocktails at a fab retro spot, dessert Italiano and home brews in a relaxed beer garden.

Yerkes Observatory

373 W. Geneva St.
Williams Bay, Wisconsin 53191

Yerkes Observatory, the birthplace of modern astrophysics, is reimagining and reawakening atop a bluff on Geneva Lake, Wisconsin. Only ninety minutes from Chicago, the fifty-acre arboretum and restored architectural masterpiece housing the world’s largest refracting telescope is open for tours and programs. Yerkes Observatory: the confluence of culture, art, and astronomy.
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