Art Events at the Dole was voted 2014 – 2021 ‘one of the Best’ Galleries in McHenry County by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards!

Galleries are open Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Our galleries doors are sometimes closed but the Dole Team will happily open the doors for you to view the artwork.

The Dole follows the current CDC and Restore IL protocols, masks are required to be worn to enter.

Novembers Exhibits


Creative Arts Inc. Student/Instructor Art Show

Creative Arts nonprofit art studio students and instructors created art inspired by nature to help raise awareness of how our community can help support Illinois natural habitat.

Students learned about monarch butterflies and pollinators, in partnership with Friends of Hackmatack, and displayed art at the Monarch Family Fun Fair in August at Crystal Lake Main Beach. Through their art, they hope people will learn that everybody’s backyard plays a part to create safe places for monarchs, to help their annual migration.  Without milkweed plants and other pollinator plants, monarchs cannot survive.  When people plant milkweed and native plants in their backyards, those spaces become part of critical linkages that allow monarchs to travel north to Canada, then return south to Mexico in their migration.

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Traveling the Side Roads

Patty Bell

Where will this road take us? Let’s find out!

Interstates are made to make a great time; side roads are to have a great time and experience the land and towns we live in and by.