Get ready to check something off of your bucket list! Let your inner Van Gogh, Rembrandt or Monet blossom with a painting class where yes, everyone can paint. Explore some of the county’s artistic venues as well to balance out this two-day hands-on itinerary with beautiful gardens and a 1920′s movie palace.
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Start the day with the painting class and get those creative juices flowing. Enjoy a casual lunch and admire each others masterpieces. Class is 1.5 hours long and includes professional instruction, all materials and a beautiful finished acrylic painting to take home! Village Tavern lunch includes a Tavern Burger with a choice of cheese, Fries, Beverage and a gourmet Cupcake (includes tax & tip).
Then experience the charm of Long Grove and its unique shops & galleries. Wear comfortable shoes and just explore this charming, artistic village.
Dinner is at the King’s Wharf and following, a fabulous musical at the Marriott Theatre. Rest up at one of our many nearby hotels – Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites or Hampton Inn & Suites.
Continue your art appreciation with a tour of the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. The estate houses a collection of fine antiques,
paintings by world-famous artists, tapestries, sculptures, silver and porcelain.
Lunch can be held in their new banquet room overlooking the beautiful flowering gardens.
The Genesee Theatre is a breath-taking 1920’s movie palace that hosted Hollywood premieres for its native-son, Jack Benny. This is a free tour for groups and once you see it, you’ll want to come back for an upcoming performance which includes Broadway shows, concerts, comedians and films.
All that talk of movies can create a craving for popcorn. Before heading home, you’ll want to visit The Popcorn Factory for some delicious samplings and shopping for marvelous munching and gifts for home.
Have extra time? Visit the Tiffany stained glass windows at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest.