PART 1: From Generation to Generation

OPEN: Now – Fall 2016 

Folk Art in Illinois highlights the significant, vibrant, and beautiful traditional art and music that exists in the diverse communities and homes across the State of Illinois.  Each panel celebrates another artist and art form, telling the stories of artists and art forms that represent a variety of traditions, from duck decoy carving and Irish fiddle to Mexican murals and African American quilts. The featured artists are a part of a larger tradition and their stories prompt a question that asks all of us to consider: "What will I pass along?"

This two-part exhibit will be featured over the next year at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, and will highlight traditional art, dance, and music from around Illinois. The first installation will highlight visual arts with each panel highlighting a different artist. Each artist tells their own unique story through the traditional art that they create. Part II will pose the same questions through artists that focus on music and dance. There will be a chance to write your own story, and share your artistic side by creating your own mural!

Developed by Company of Folk, and funded through the Illinois Arts Council, and National Endowment for the Arts, this traveling exhibit will also highlight local stories and traditions from right here in Arlington Heights!

Also, check out Illinois Humanities and Arts.gov

Please come by and share your stories!

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