Guess Where Wednesday: Friends Gather Here

Our new Guess Where Wednesday mystery photo of the week is a favorite Barrington destination where family and friends gather. I recently snapped this photo while spending a little one-on-one time with my first grader. Can you guess where we were? If you know where we snapped this week’s mystery photo, enter your guess below for a chance to win ... Read more...

Local Boy Creates LEGO Replica of the Barrington Area Library

When Ara Bonsignore received his first LEGO kit at the age of five, a passion was sparked. He built the entire project in under an hour and loved it. Since that time, Ara, now 12, has built many projects including original creations and even replicas of military vehicles from WWII and the Cold War, such as the Sherman Tank. Over ... Read more...

315. Showcase of Arts and Crafts at the Barrington Park District

How would you like to find all of your one-of-a-kind holiday gifts with one shopping trip this weekend? Do I sound like I’m dreaming?  I promise, it’s not too good to be true!  You’ll find original artwork in multiple mediums for sale during the Barrington Park District’s annual Showcase of Arts and Crafts on Saturday and Sunday. This two-day event ... Read more...

65. Help Good Shepherd Hospital at Art in the Barn

If you’ve ever made a trip to Good Shepherd Hospital for medical needs, planned or unplanned, this is one weekend where you can return to repay the favor. The 37th Annual Art in the Barn juried fine art show is happening this Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th. Over 175 artists will be there to sell their creations and ... Read more...

Amanda Paulson Oil Paintings

28. Explore the Art of Barrington’s Amanda Paulson

With the Barrington Art Fest just days away, we can’t let the week go by without meeting some of the artists who will have their works on display and for sale. But you don’t have to wait until this weekend to meet Barrington artist, Amanda Paulson. She’ll be the featured guest at an artist reception and wine tasting scheduled for ... Read more...

Children's Activities at the Barrington Art Festival

27. Meet & Encourage Barrington’s Youngest Artists

The people in charge of this weekend’s Barrington Art Festival are shining a spotlight on the area’s youngest artists this year. For the first time, they’re devoting a section of the festival to youth artists who will be displaying their works for sale and there will also be a children’s art activity area where kids of all ages can slip ... Read more...

Barrington Area United Way Sample the Arts Campaign

197. Barrington Artists Unite for The United Way

Since I started writing this blog on April first, there is one Barrington photographer whose images you’ve seen featured here more than any other.  His name is Bob Lee, and after he retired, he made a decision to use his photography in charitable ways.  If you’re looking for a photo of a non-profit or community event that has taken place ... Read more...

Kallen Esperian Returns for the Barrington High School Performing Arts Reunion

99. Sing Praises with Opera Star Kallen Esperian

She’s a student of Luciano Pavarotti. She’s one of the few sopranos to sing with “The Three Tenors.” She’s performed leading roles at every major opera house in the world. And very late last night, after several delays and a detour for fuel, opera star Kallen Esperian’s flight from Nashville finally arrived in Chicago. She has returned to her high ... Read more...

Dory Sunset by Barrington Hills Artist James Root

58. Get to Know Artist Jim Root

The best thing about writing this blog is having an excuse to pick up the phone and call people.  This website is far from fancy, but it is one way to strike up a conversation and get to know neighbors who live right here in Barrington, like artist Jim Root.  Jim moved to Barrington Hills 23 years ago and also has ... Read more...

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