Genuine Northwest, Holiday Edition

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.

Kaleidoscope School of Art’s Colorful Approach

A little imagination goes a long way at this Barrington oasis, where artists of all ages can explore and create alongside talented instructors.

Bold & Brilliant Fall Fashion

Step inside Elmhurst Art Museum’s sleek, modern spaces and discover what’s popular this coming season.

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park: Where Art Meets History

You may know it better as Dole Mansion, but creative types in Crystal Lake know this park for its rich performing and visual arts opportunities. Paul Anthony Arco leads a tour of this cultural haven.

St. Charles Fine Art Show: Exciting Art in a Dynamic Setting

Now in its 15th year, this art fair has become a staple in the Fox Valley area. See what’s in store for this year’s fair, and meet an artist who’s shown his work before.

Success Story: The Framery/Becky’s Bikes

Meet a creative entrepreneur who’s stumbled into two successful businesses. Find out how a salesman’s pitch and a fun vacation started it all.

10 Fun Fall Getaways

Autumn is the perfect time to explore the Midwest, as trees turn vibrant colors, farmers harvest golden fields and cool breezes remind us that we’ll soon be spending a lot of time indoors. Here are 10 quintessential destinations.

Autumn Drive Marks 25 Years

For this group of neighbors, charity literally starts at home. Discover how this unique rural event began, and how you can join the fun.

Woodstock Plein Air Artist Enjoys the Journey

He braves most any kind of weather and attempts many styles of art, all in the pursuit of his artistic muse. Discover why Tom Trausch turned a sink-or-swim experiment into a lifetime adventure.

Genuine Northwest

Discover these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region.