The scenic Volunteer Garden at Gaelic Park.

The scenic Volunteer Garden at Gaelic Park.


Lithuanian Museum of Art

Made up of four separate organizations this museum includes the Lithuanian Art Gallery, which owns more than 550 works by Lithuanian artists; Art Society, which owns more than 300 works by native and emigrant Lithuanian artists; Lithuanian Institute of Fine Arts; and the Lithuanian Folk Art Institute, which includes textiles, looms, wood carvings, ceramics and other Lithuanian folk art. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and weekdays by appointment.

Lithuanian World Center (lower level), 14911 127th St., Lemont;

630-257-2034 or 630-257-8787;


Union Street Gallery

Union Street is housed in a reclaimed Elks' Lodge that was built in 1927. There are two floors of professional gallery space for viewing and a third floor with individual studios where its collaborative artists work. It presents an annual studio and guild artists exhibit in the summer and holds an annual members exhibit and holiday art sale "Twelfth Month" from mid-November to right before Christmas.

1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights,




Encore Concert Band

In this community band adult musicians have the opportunity to play music together sharing with the community. It is comprised of more than 60 musicians from the south and west suburbs. Concerts are performed throughout the year. Rehearsals as well as some of the performances are held at Mokena Junior High School.

P.O. Box 2344, Orland Park;



Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

The 75-member orchestra is the largest performing arts organization in the Chicago Southland providing professional, orchestral music. From November through May, the orchestra performs a six-concert Saturday Evening Series at the 900-seat Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center in Frankfort. Series concerts include five Symphonic Classics programs and a December Holiday Pops concert.

377 Artists Walk, Park Forest;