Creative dining experiences featuring chef-prepared dinner and discussions with artists affiliated with Ragdale. Hosted by the Ragdale Board of Directors. By invitation only.

Creative dining experiences featuring chef-prepared dinner and discussions with artists affiliated with Ragdale. Hosted by the Ragdale Board of Directors. By invitation only.

Ragdale participates in the 13th annual Home Tour, featuring the historic Ragdale House. Sponsored by the Spirit of 67 Foundation, Lake Forest School District 67. By invitation only. purchase tickets

Ragdale, the nationally acclaimed artists’ retreat offers monthly, docent-led tours from June – September for individuals and groups. Located on the former country estate of Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, a Ragdale tour includes: the historic Ragdale House, visual artist studios, exquisite gardens, an introduction to the Shaw family history and the […]

Located on the former country estate of Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, a Ragdale tour includes the recently restored, historic Ragdale House, visual artist studios, exquisite gardens, an introduction to the Shaw family history and the artist-in-residency program that accommodates over 150 artists per year. These tours are rare opportunities to see […]

High School Intensive Writing Workshop Monday – Friday, July 20-24, 10AM-4:30PM An expanded, free creative writing program for motivated high school students from throughout the region led by novelist Margaret Hawkins and poet Quraysh Ali Lansana. Students are nominated by their teachers and selected through a competitive process. Underwritten in part by Molly Heizer. Please […]

High School Intensive Visual Art Workshop Monday-Friday 10AM-4:30PM An expanded, free art program for motivated high school students from throughout the region let by artist and educator Rachel Harper. Students are nominated by their teachers and selected through a competitive process. Funded by the Butler Family Foundation. Please complete a Student Application and have Teacher […]

Ragdale kicks off the third annual Ragdale Ring Spotlight Series – three monthly performances on Thursdays at 7pm. Each event is curated by a Ragdale resident artist at the top of his or her field who will present new and intriguing performances with their creative colleagues. All events take place at Ragdale in the Ragdale […]

Four engaging storytellers, affiliated with Ragdale and the acclaimed 2nd Story collective, explore transformative personal discoveries in presentations that fuse page, stage and sound creating a unique, live, literary and theatrical experience. Curated by Megan Stielstra and Amanda Delheimer Dimond. Bring your friends or family, a picnic or beach chair and enjoy an arts-filled evening […]

Ragdale, the nationally acclaimed artists’ retreat offers monthly, docent-led tours from June – September for individuals and groups. Located on the former country estate of Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, a Ragdale tour includes: the historic Ragdale House, visual artist studios, exquisite gardens, an introduction to the Shaw family history and the […]