Art of the Land - Art Show & Benefit

ATL logo croppedThe purpose of Art of the Land is to raise awareness of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County (TLC) and the work it does. TLC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of our most valuable and threatened heritage-our McHenry County landscape. TLC’s mission is to preserve natural, agricultural and scenic land in perpetuity in and around McHenry County by working with individuals, communities and other partners. TLC has preserved over 2,100 acres within McHenry County.

Art of the Land is TLC's major fundraising event of the year, and monies raised help support land conservation here in McHenry County. All art considered for this event must be consistent with the theme of the event:

“Art that reflects or is inspired by the local landscape and all it provides.”

Art of the Land, is on September 23 & 24, 2016 from 6:30 -10 pm at the Starline Factory, Front St., Harvard.

Artists & artisans who are inspired by the local landscape and all that it provides will be featured--original artwork, ceramics & glass, jewelry, wood art, weaving & fiber art, basketry and photography. TLC retains 30% of all art sales. 


The deadline for submitting photos to be juried for the amateur photo contest is July 31.  Click here to find out how you can enter the photo contest. 

The deadline for submitting artwork to be juried into the show is August 5th. Click here to find out how you may enter your art. 

NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR:  Friday attendees will pay a premium admission this year, which will include special presentations by three artists, live musice between presentations, heavy hors d'oeuvres, one free drink ticket, admission to Saturday’s show, and first chance to buy artwork.  

Art of the Land Features:

  • Art Show & Sales
  • Photo Contest Display and People's Choice Voting
  • Live Music 
  • Cash Bar
  • Raffle

Ticket sales for Art of the Land are not available at this time. Please check back later, closer to the event. 

Here is your chance to purchase donor leaves for TLC's Stewardship Tree. The Stewardship Tree will be on display at the Starline Factory during the art show and you will be able to purchase different colored leaves in different amounts ($25 up to $500) to place on the tree for all to see.  The proceeds will go toward the Stewardship Fund, to help preserve and restore TLC sites in McHenry County. The leaves are in limited quantities, so join the fun and get your leaf today!   

Donor Leaves


Volunteer:  If you are interested in volunteering for Art of the Land, click the below button to learn more & sign up.  Thank you!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Photo Catalogs from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 may be purchased through Follow the links to order your copy today:

2011 Photo Contest Catalog

2012 Photo Contest Catalog

2013 Photo Contest Catalog

2014 Photo Contest Catalog

2015 Photo Contest Catalog