Autumn in The Park FestivaL
Friday, September 20
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 21
11:00 AM Parade
12:30 PM – 10:00 PM Fest Grounds Opened
Palos Park Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street


~ The Arts Colony ~
Saturday, September 21, 12:30 - 6 PM

Enjoy a glass at The Art ColonyAn artists’ colony in the early 1900’s, Palos Park continues to encourage and appreciate the many facets of the arts. The “Fine Arts” encompasses a diverse range of human activities; creations and modes of expression, including but not limited to: music, literature, film, sculpture and paintings.

Walk along and experience a variety of artistic expressions in The Arts Colony area of the festival and enjoy a Wine Tasting provided by Cooper’s Hawk.

McCord Gallery and Cultural Center and Palos Fine Arts will have a variety of community artistic displays that will nurture and satisfy your appetite for beautiful and interesting artistic expression. Cooper's Hawk logo

Select pieces of Art and Wine will be available for purchase.

The Arts Colony will be open for viewing and wine tasting from 12:30 - 6 PM Saturday

~Schedule of Events~

Arts Colony at Autumn in the Park Festival, Palos Park, IL


McCord Gallery & Cultural Center
Throughout the day there will an art exhibit of paintings, fine art jewelry, crafts, informal musical performances, a community resource center and faculty. McCord members will be available to answer questions on classes and community programs.

12:30 - 2:30 pm Music by McCord instructors
12:30 - 3 pm Children’s mural painting with Liz Wall
1:00 - 5:00 pm Gallery artists painting at their easels
1:00 - 5:00 pm Art display & info about McCord
2:30 - 5:00 pm Watercolor Demo with John Howard



Palos Fine Arts "Arts Garden"
A Creative Retreat: Enjoy a glass of wine; mingle with neighbors and friends while creating your own personal canvas art masterpiece mentored by a collection of Palos' renowned artists in our Palos garden themed inspired tent.

There will be a fee for creating the art with the proceeds going towards the Palos Park art sculpture project.

Here you will have the opportunity to purchase the Palos Fine Arts poster, 2013 Palos Reads event book and details, as well as unveiling our Palos Park art sculpture project drive.


Arts Colony Autumn in the Park Festival 2012