Experience Arts & Crafts

Whether your interests swing toward the high-end art scene or down-home crafts, be sure to check out McHenry Life's arts and craft listings to satisfy your creative desires.

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  • Owner Claimed Listing
  • Locally Owned Business
  • Non-Profit Entity
  • Minority/Woman Owned Business
  • Veteran Owned Business
  • Online/App Capable
  • Award Winning
  • Deals & Special Offers Available
  • Discounts Available
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Certification
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining Options
  • Alcohol Availability
  • Entertainment
  • WiFi Available
  • Accessibility Accommodations

Empty Bowls Art Auction for McHenry County PADS Homeless Shelter

Icon Key

Here is a quick key for all of the icons. You can also hover over, or touch and hold on mobile, any icon in the listing cards for a reminder of what that icon signifies.

  • Owner Claimed Listing
  • Locally Owned Business
  • Non-Profit Entity
  • Minority/Woman Owned Business
  • Veteran Owned Business
  • Online/App Capable
  • Award Winning
  • Deals & Special Offers Available
  • Discounts Available
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Certification
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining Options
  • Alcohol Availability
  • Entertainment
  • WiFi Available
  • Accessibility Accommodations

Magazine

Brand new exterior sign for the new Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce office.
By Brian R. Brown
Join me as I sit down with Lynn Caccavallo of the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce to learn about their recent move, her personal backstory, and the great things the chamber does for the community.
Eggplants.
By Brian R. Brown
Know what's always in season in McHenry County? Farmers' markets! Check out our complete 2022 McHenry County Farmers Market Guide for information on local farmer markets. We provide dates, times, locations, as well as additional information and links for the individual farmer markets.
Art on the Fox booths and shoppers.
By Brian R. Brown
Art on the Fox brought in artists and artisans from within McHenry County and beyond the state line. If you didn't make it, take a look at what you missed and you might even want to trakc down a few artists or artisans who catch your eye!
Cliff Hanger ride raised up in the air.
By Brian R. Brown
Closing out summer with a trip to the Lake in the Hills annual Summer Sunset Festival. We checked out the carnival on Sunday and fun times were had! If you didn't make it, check out our photos to see what you missed.
Wide trail through Sterne's Woods.
By Brian R. Brown
An amazing and immersive nature experience awaits you, and it may be closer than you think. Crystal Lake has a wonderful array of parks for recreation, but it's also home to Sterne's Woods & Fen, which is wonderful preservation area as well.
Parking slot payment wall at the Fox River Grove train station.
By Brian R. Brown
Hop on the train or in your car and head to the Fox River Grove Metra Station if for no other reason than to check out their cool parking slot-payment system. Is it new low-tech? No-tech? Vintage? Retro? I'm not sure, but it's pretty cool whatever it is.