Exhibits & events

Open House Chicago
The Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago is the city’s free annual architecture festival and this weekend you can explore the Ridge Park Fieldhouse, designed by John and Murray Hetherington in 1929.

Inside is the Vanderpoel Art Association’s extensive collection of fine art from the 19th and 20th centuries in a unique gallery.

October 19 – 20, 2019
OHC hours are Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“Honor the Masters” reception
Founded in 1887 to advance art in Chicago, the Chicago Society of Artists is composed of painters, print makers, graphic artists, photographers, sculptors, art critics and art educators. Past members of note include Ivan Albright, Frances Foy, Frances Badger, A. Raymond Katz, and LeRoy Neiman. Shown above is “Woman In Gold” by Julia Oehmke, which honors Gustav Klimt.

Work from 30 members of the Chicago Society of Artists that “Honor the Masters” will be on display.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

John H. Vanderpoel Gallery
Ridge Park
9625 S. Longwood Dr.
Chicago, IL 60643

The event is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.

Classical music performance
The Ostrega Uhl Project presents A Duo Recital: Fall For Classics featuring Brian Ostrega on violin and Stephen Paul-Uhl on piano performing works by Saint Saens, Saraste and Schubert.

Sunday, October 13, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

John H. Vanderpoel Gallery
Ridge Park
9625 S. Longwood Dr.
Chicago, IL 60643

The event is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.

Ridge Park Art Fair & FestivalRidge Park Art Fair & Festival

Saturday, June 22, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ridge Park
96th St. & Longwood Drive
Chicago´s Beverly Hills community

Only original works of art will be featured, including fine art, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, leather crafts, textiles, photography, sculpture, art glass and more.

There will be live music, food and many fun activities for children of all ages.

The mission of the Ridge Park Art Fair & Festival is to support artists in showcasing their unique creations and to contribute to the vitality of life in Beverly Hills/Morgan Park and beyond.

The Ridge Park Art Fair & Festival is sponsored by the Chicago Park District, The Ridge Park Advisory Council and The John H. Vanderpoel Art Association. The John H. Vanderpoel Art Association is in residency at Ridge Park through the Chicago Park District’s Arts Partner in residence program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago’s parks.


Atelier Chicago: current works by acclaimed Chicago artists Robert Johnson and Peter Kelsey.

Sunday, May 5, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ridge Park Fieldhouse
9625 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago

Palos Heights resident Robert J. Johnson taught in the Chicago public school system for 30 years,
and then was the Director of Chicago Public Schools’ Bureau of Art.

Peter Kelsey received his training at the School of Representational Art, the Art Institute of Chicago
and the Palette and Chisel Art Academy. Peter lives in Evanston and is an instructor at Studio Incamminati.

Gallery open Tues/Thurs 1 – 4 and Sat 10 – 12 • Call 773-294-8311

Ridge Park Fieldhouse, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60643