Art Events at the Dole was voted 2014 – 2019 ‘one of the Best’ Galleries in McHenry County by the Northwest Herald Readers’ Choice Awards!

4th Fridays Art Event at the Dole

4th Fridays Art Event is a regional art event held 10 months a year. 4th Fridays has rocked the world of art events since April of 2011 with our juried mixed art exhibit, juried photo contest, featured artist solo exhibit, vendor artists, People’s Choice voting, live music and a cash bar for beer, wine and mixed drinks. This must-attend event brings in between 600 and 1000 art enthusiasts each month traveling from as far away as Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. We run our events January through October with a break in November and December for the holidays. $10 cover at the door. For families with one or two parental units, kids 17 and under free. Jump on our mailing list to stay informed.

4th Fridays supports regional artists with a genuine commitment to excellence and the idea that art events can also be fresh+fun. We carry through on our promise of fresh each event with new artwork, new+returning artists, new featured artists, rotating+new musicians and new event design themes+installations dreamed up by our clever+creative core team.

4th Fridays is made possible by a team of 90+ committed volunteers who believe that keeping the arts alive and thriving in a community is beyond important. Their effort and heart show in the many details that make each night magical and with a fervor that will keep “4th Fridays” alive forever.

February 28th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Click here to take the virtual 3D tour!


2. ARTIST CONNECT – Once in the art event, be sure to include the mansion’s Lakeview Room in your tour for our 2020 addition of ARTIST CONNECT. Each month’s artist chooses ten questions to answer for attendees, as asked. They will show process, intrigue with small demos and basically give you behind the scenes data of what it’s like to be a working artist.

3. LATE NIGHT at The Dole – Live music, dancing and cash bar in our Listening Room immediately following the art event, 8:30 for those of you who continue the party. February 28th’s event will be The Groove Hotel [one of our favorite long-term 4th Fridays bands!]

  • Concert Only: $15.00
  • Bundled Late Night & 4th Fridays Art Event Ticket: $20.00



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