43rd Annual Art in the Barn a Lasting Community Legacy

The Talk in 60010
September 11, 2017

Forty-three years ago a few women and local artists came together to create a quality event to showcase top artists and raise funds to help build Good Shepherd Hospital. 

Little did the original founders know what a lasting legacy Art in the Barn would become and how it would impact the community. Monies raised have helped Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital expand and grow to meet the needs of the community.

Thousands of people from all over the Chicagoland area come every year to enjoy one of the largest and most popular suburban events. Whether looking for a piece of art for their collection or to enjoy a wonderful autumn day filled with entertainment and fun, the weekend attracts people of all ages.

This year Art in the Barn takes place Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the campus of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital 450 West Route 22 in Barrington, Illinois. Admission is only $5.00.

Artists at this years show cover acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, metals, fibers, glass, mixed media, photography, printmaking, jewelry, fibers and more!

Entertainment this year includes:


  • 12:00 p.m. Barrington Suzuki Strings

  • 1:00 p.m. Denise Sabala School of Dance

  • 2:15 p.m. Pat McKillen

  • 4:00 p.m. John Ballantyne and his Crazy Heart Band


  • 12:00 p.m. Barrington Music Academy & Suzuki Strings

  • 1:00 p.m. Barrington Children’s Choir

  • 2:00 p.m. Second Wind

  • 3:00 p.m. Knock on Wood Clarinet Choir

  • 4:00 p.m. Wiggle Ohs

Children's Activities include a Petting Zoo and an opportunity to create their own art in the Children's Art Corner. Monkee Paint will also be there from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. with their popular face-painting.

New this year, Mostafa Beik of the Barrington Fine Rug Gallery will be giving an informative talk on the history of Antique Carpets and Fine Weaving Art. Mostafa has one of the most impressive collections of carpets and fabrics, many for sale at his gallery at 425 West Main Street in Barrington.

Another new feature this year is a Student Art Gallery. Works from young artists chosen from each of the Barrington 220 elementary schools will be showcased at the end of the main garage building.

Art in the Barn is organized by the Auxiliary of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Through fundraising events like Art in the Barn, this volunteer Auxiliary provides scholarships for students pursuing careers in healthcare and provides financial support for hospital expansion projects.

About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. In 2013, the hospital achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, the highest award a hospital can receive for outstanding quality and excellence in nursing care. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. Advocate contributed $783 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2014.