Youth/Fine Arts Month 2016 {Libertyville}

The Village of Libertyville is awash in art during March in celebration of Youth/Fine Arts Month. Inspire your child’s inner artist (or your own) by touring the many art displays located throughout the village, or attend a local, and free, art reception this month. Libertyville High School also invites you to attend a jazz and orchestra concert.

Youth Fine Art Month, Libertyville
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Artwork by Libertyville elementary, middle school and high school students will be on display village-wide throughout the month of March.  Start your art trek at the David Adler Music and Arts Center by viewing the Student Youth Art Month Exhibition. It’s free–and the venue is like no other. The student exhibit is a wonderful melding of old and new, as contemporary student artwork, impressive pottery works and beautiful jewelry is prominently displayed in this celebrated, architectural gem’s gallery areas.

David Adler Music and Arts Center, Libertyville
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And while you are at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, spend some time touring the beautiful, historic house and grounds of architect David Adler. The Adler Center also offers year-round programs and activities in music and the arts—be sure to check out their offerings.

David Adler Music and Arts Center
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David Adler Music and Arts Center
1700 North Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 367-0707

Cook Memorial Library is hosting ArtEffects, a library-wide exhibit of artwork by District 70 students, through March 30.  Look for grouped displays of colorful art among the book stacks and adorning the library’s walls.

Youth Fine Arts Month, Cook Park Library, Libertyville
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Be sure to visit all five areas at the library where artwork is displayed, including the lower level. Some of these student masterpieces are placed at eye-level for children, allowing them the opportunity to view the art close-up. It’s also a nice view for children who are riding in strollers.

Youth Fine Arts Month, Cook Park Library, Libertyville
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Cook Memorial Public Library District
Cook Park Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 362-2330

The Libertyville Civic Center features a display of student-made pottery and sculpture. The Civic Center is located to the south of the library, on Church Street, just a short walk from the library.

Youth Fine Arts Month, Libertyville Civic Center, Libertyville
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Libertyville Civic Center
135 W Church St, Libertyville | (847) 918-8880

After visiting the library and civic center, take a walking art tour by strolling down Milwaukee Avenue, the heart of MainStreet Libertyville, and be sure to view the art installed in local businesses.

Youth Fine Arts Month, Libertyville
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Many downtown Libertyville businesses are displaying works of art during the month, both inside of shops and in their windows. Downtown Libertyville also offers a great mix of shops and a wide assortment of restaurants to peruse along your art journey.

Youth Fine Arts Month, Libertyville
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Art is also located in other areas of the village, including businesses on south Milwaukee Avenue, the Peterson Road business corridor, and in businesses on Route 176.

Youth Fine Arts Month, Libertyville
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Libertyville High School invites the public to attend a jazz concert on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., and a winter orchestra concert on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.  All events are located in the Libertyville High School Auditorium.

Libertyville High School
708 Park Ave., Libertyville | (847) 327-7000

Art receptions, with activities, are planned on March 12 and March 26.  Please check the David Adler Music and Arts Center’s Youth/Fine Arts Month Schedule of Events for complete details and a list of art display venues.  Youth/Fine Art Month is a vibrant, family-friendly, fine arts event not to be missed, sponsored by the Village of Libertyville and the David Adler Music and Arts Center.

As you view the art, ask your children about their favorite art medium, styles and techniques, or snap a photo of a piece that inspires your family.  Or plan to attend one of the high school music events and research the style of music before you go.  You might be surprised by what you learn together.

Youth Fine Arts Month, Libertyville
Image Source David Adler Music and Arts Center website

Libertyville Youth/Fine Arts Month – March 2016
Schedule of Events

Where does your family view art together in Lake County?  Tell us about your favorite art venue in the comments section.

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Jennifer is mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl, and spends her time changing radio stations in her minivan while driving to band concerts, learning new texting lingo and keeping track of the latest trends in electronics and hairstyles. Jennifer spends any free time she can find trying to stay organized, testing out new recipes that everyone might eat, reading, crafting or trying to beat her own best score in SpellTower. She also serves as a managing editor at Little Lake County.

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