Art of the Heirloom

PHOTOSaturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Members' Night
Friday, July 5,
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind art festival brings botanic-themed and botanic-made photography, paintings, ceramics, cement, metal, fiber, wood, jewelry, and other pieces to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Find remarkable items to purchase or just admire them during your visit to the third annual event, set on the Esplanade. Bring budding artists to the Family Activity tent to create their own masterpieces!

A special Members' Night features artist demonstrations, a cash bar, and a first look at the festival. Show your membership card and receive a free poster (while supplies last).

PHOTO: Last year's orchid show and sale.

Stroll amid 100 booths of botanic-inspired art and fine craft offered by juried artists.

View masters at work with interactive art demos and booth chats taking place all weekend long. A full listing of artists appearing at this event can be found at Amdur Productions' website. Click here to view artist information.

PHOTO: Illustration

PHOTO: Sculpture

PHOTO: Sculpture

Clockwise from top: © Jei Tan, Paul Messink, Sandra Wampler.

No admission fee. Parking is per car; free for Garden members.
Please direct vendor inquiries to





PHOTO: Unfolded design of a seed packet.

Art of the Heirloom

May 25 through August 18
Joutras Gallery

Celebrating the intersection of art and agriculture, Art of the Heirloom showcases original works commissioned by the Hudson Valley Seed Library for their annual Art/Seed Pack collection.

The exhibition features works in a variety of media and styles such as oil painting, paper, collage, encaustic, colored pencil, and printmaking. Exhibiting artists range from the undiscovered to the up-and-coming to the world renowned. Each work of art becomes a unique seed pack.


The Garden offers a variety of art classes; find your talent today!

Beginning Landscape Watercolor
June 26 – July 31

The Landscape in Pastel
June 6 – 27

Microscope and Botanical Dissection Workshop
(Visiting artist program)
August 3