Fine Art Show With So Much History

Art in the Barn began in 1974 when a group of ten women and local artists met to develop a quality art event for the Barrington community. What began as an art show with 30 artists and 1,500 attendees has grown to be one of the most unique and highest quality art festivals in the Chicagoland area with over 180 juried artists exhibiting their work. Last year, over 6,500 people from the surrounding area attended Art in the Barn, where they enjoyed not only the exhibition and sale of fine art, but also music and entertainment, food from a variety of vendors, and children's art. Art in the Barn is one of the major fund-raisers sponsored by the Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital, which has donated millions to the hospital. 

Visit Art in the Barn on September 24th and 25th, 2016 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington for Fine Art in Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, Acrylics, Fiber, Glass, Photography, Digital Media, Jewelry, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Scratchboard, Wood, and Mixed Media. 

Great Family Outing

September 24th & 25th, 2016

42nd Anniversary

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Meet Our Jurors

Every artist at Art in the Barn is chosen by a team of jurors who represent every field of art.

2016 Jurors:

To Be Announced - Coming Soon!

Fine art on display and ready for purchase to take home. Between visits to each of the over 180 artist tents and/or displays in one of the 3 barns, there are plenty of tasty treats to enjoy while viewing live entertainment on our main stage.

New this year:

  • Kids can enjoy a petting zoo and feed the animals or create their own art in the Children's Art Tent. 
  • Local Children's Art Gallery near Main Cashier's garage. 

(See Entertainment & Food section for more details and times)


Come enjoy the day, and be prepared to take home fine art to display in your home or as a gift or jewelry and clothing to wear or to share.