2017 Art in the Barn Juried Art Festival of Barrington IL ~ Celebrating 43 Years

 ~  Saturday & Sunday, September 23rd & 24th, 2017 ~ 10:00am-5:00pm ~ On the Grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital ~ 450 US Highway 12, Barrington IL 60010 ~         Admission $5 ~ Children Under 12 Free ~ No Pets ~ Showcasing Over 175 Artists ~ Live Entertainment ~ Children's Art Tent ~ Petting Zoo ~ All Net Proceeds Benefit Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital ~


On Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd and 24th, 2017 we will celebrate 43 years of bringing fine art to our community. Held on the grounds of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL, more than 5,000 visitors enjoy the 175 artists exhibiting in all art mediums. This beautiful fall festival continues to provide an ideal gathering place for a weekend of art, entertainment, food, and fun for the entire family. A wonderful way to welcome the fall season.  

We thank the artists and vendors who donate a portion of their sales from this event, as well as our sponsors, and the more than 400 volunteers in our community who donate their time, experience and talent to Art in the Barn and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. 

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Visit Art in the Barn for Art in all mediums including Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, Acrylics, Fiber, Glass, Photography, Digital Media, Jewelry, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Scratchboard, Wood, and Mixed Media.

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We'll see everyone September 23rd and 24th, 2017 for our 43rd annual celebration! 



Sharon Vogel, Co-Chair of Art in the Barn, speaks to Country Magazine about our upcoming 43rd Art in the Barn Festival. Follow this link to see the full article, THE ART OF CARING, by Country Contributor • August 1, 2017.

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

450 W. Highway 22, Barrington IL  60010

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Celebrating 43 Years ! 

We are putting together another amazing art show in 2017 with over 175 artists exhibiting their works in the barns and tents throughout the hospital grounds.  We had more than 5,000 visitors last year with perfect Indian Summer weather.  Be sure to see the 2016 artist award winners! and all the fine artists who participated in the event.  

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Great for the Entire Family

  • With Music & Entertainment at the main stage throughout the event

  • Kids can enjoy the Petting Zoo and create their own art in the Children's Art Corner

  • We have a great raffle.  Prizes are donated by the artists!



Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo open from 11:00am - 3:00pm each day. A $5.00 entrance fee includes a cup of food to feed to the animals. This wonderful activity is sponsored by friends of Art in the Barn, Pat & Fran Houlihan!

Children's Art Tent

Future artists spend enjoyable time painting pumpkins and creating masterpieces to take home.  

Student Art Gallery

2017 Art in the Barn will include works from two chosen young artists from each of the District 220 Barrington elementary schools. Their works will be showcased at the end of the main garage.

Food & Entertainment

The Food Court is conveniently located near the main stage entertainment.  A complete array of hand-prepared treats are available with something for everyone.  Of course, the Famous Brat Tent, sponsored by Good Shepherd Hospital, is at the center of it all!

Food Menu

Brat Tent-sponsored by Good Shepherd Hospital

Kountry Kettlekorn

MJ's Coffee

Mr Funnel Cake

Riverside Chocolate

The Great Grape


Live Entertainment

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We extend an extra special THANK YOU to Consolidated Music in Barrington for running the sound system and providing equipment for our performers for many years!

Special thanks to all our amazing entertainers!