Can we be TOO busy?

On May 3rd TACHP hosted it’s annual benefit, titled ‘Expanding Our Horizons’. We had food, cocktails, entertainment, activities, a silent auction, two honorees and Channel 5 News anchor, Zoraida Sambolin as guest host. We exceeded our goals, hosted over 250 people and, in general, we considered it a success and all took a deep breath Friday night when it ended.

Then MONDAY we started working on the Festival of Fine Arts (June 22, 23 in front of TACHP, extending to Central and a block east and west). We also had the Wine Stroll, Uncorked, with the Chamber of Commerce and Friday, May 17 (tonight as this is being written), we have the artist reception for Streaming Reflections and enLIGHTen, featuring the work of artist Bert Leveille and many others. Continue reading “Can we be TOO busy?”

Bad News from Amazon – Missed Opportunity

Dear Charity Administrator,

AmazonSmile when it works!

We have just completed AmazonSmile donation disbursements for the 2018 Q4 disbursement cycle to organizations that generated the $5 minimum disbursement amount or more. The Art Center Highland Park (EIN: 36-xxxxxx) will not be receiving a donation this quarter from the AmazonSmile Foundation because your donation balance was less than the $5 minimum disbursement amount. Don’t worry – we will hold your donation and add it to a disbursement in a future quarter. For more details, visit and click on the Receive Donations tab.

Drive more donations to your organization with these two tips:

  1. Receive in-kind donations with AmazonSmile Charity Lists
    Your supporters can donate items directly to The Art Center Highland Park by purchasing from your Charity Lists. You can create multiple Charity Lists and add almost any item sold at To learn more about Charity Lists, sign in to using your xxxxxxxxx  e-mail address.

    2. Engage your supporters during major shopping holidays
    Many of your supporters do their holiday shopping at Amazon, so it’s a great time to remind them to go to to generate donations for The Art Center Highland Park. Plan ahead for the next big holiday: Mother’s Day, on May 12.

Snowbird Specials



Take action againgst the cold! Since so many people take extended time away in the winter – and who can blame them – we’ve created a new series of classes. Snowbird Special classes are shorter and packed with info. The perfect chance to try out a new class and just have FUN!

We’ll be sending out the list soon, but if you’re interested in a course email us at, or call Mindy, 847-432-1888,

Open Call for Entry

Beyond the Selfie!

March 1-April 7, 2019

Entry Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Art Center Highland Park (TAC) is searching for work that reaches beyond the traditional concept of a self-portrait. With today’s obsession with “Selfies,” how are artists exploring representations of the self? We are looking for work that pushes the boundaries of expression and interpretations of the theme.
Guest Jurors:Judy Norris & Suzette Bross
Entry Instructions:
  • The entry fee is $35 for 3 pieces of work.
  • All entries must be received by February 1, 2019
  • Open to all media and all artists 18 years and older. No work may exceed 48″ wide (framed) and 70″ length, or be more than 50 lbs. Installations will be considered please describe details.
  • All entries must include an artist statement.
  • Works should be for sale and TAC will retain a commission of 35% for any sales during or as a result of the show.
  • All work must be available for the full duration of the exhibition.
  • All work must be original and may not have been exhibited at TAC previously.
The important dates for the show are as follows:
February 1, 2019: 5:00pm: Entry Deadline
February 7, 2019: Notifications Sent
February 27: Work must be delivered to TAC between 9:00 AM and 5 PM.
February 26, 2019: Shipped artwork must arrive at TAC by this day.
March 1, 5:30-7:30: Opening Reception
April 7: Exhibition Closes
April 9: Art Pick Up