Lincoln Park Cultural Center

  • 2045 N. Lincoln Park West   Chicago, Illinois 60614 [View Map]
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  • Facility Supervisor: Lauren Quinn
  • Facility Phone: (312) 742-7726
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Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Clark Street at Lincoln Park West, the Chicago Park District's cultural gem, Lincoln Park Cultural Center boasts wide variety of cultural and recreational programming throughout the year.

We encourage you to checkout our lapidary and stained glass shop, the ceramics studio, and the full service woodshop. For those with little ones we have an early childhood center filled with fun and exciting programs. Enjoy one of our special events in the auditorium or take a dance lesson in the dance studio.

AWARDS: The American Planning Association (APA) 2010 National Planning Excellence, Leadership, and Achievement Awards honor the outstanding planning initiatives and individuals of the previous year.

APA singled out Lincoln Park as one of the 2009 Great Public Spaces in America, for its world class amenities, historic landmarks and buildings, and for the wide range of activities available to park users. Most notably, Lincoln Park is the result of a long-standing commitment by city leaders and citizens to protect 1,200 acres of some of Chicago's most valuable lakefront real estate for the public's use and benefit.

 

 

History

The Lincoln Park Cultural Center is housed in a handsome red brick building that once served as the park’s administrative headquarters.  Built in 1927, the Georgian Revival style building was designed by architect Edwin Hill Clark.  The son of a commission merchant, Clark (1879–1967) grew up in Chicago and graduated from Yale University.  He went on to study architecture at Chicago’s Armour Institute (now IIT) and began working in the office of architect William Otis in 1903.  Several years later, the two formed a partnership known as Otis & Clark, which continued until 1919.  Clark then briefly practiced with two brothers, Chester and Russell Walcott and went on to establish his own firm in the mid 1920s, in which he remained busy until his retirement in 1947.

Edwin H. Clark became well-known for producing stately buildings that represented a range of period-revival styles.  A longtime resident of Winnetka, he designed many elegant north shore homes, such as the Henry T. Stanton House in Winnetka, and the Charles H. Quinlan, and James Ward Thorne estates in Lake Forest.  He also worked closely with Mrs. James Ward Thorne on a series of famous miniature rooms that are now in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Clark’s work also includes the Winnetka City Hall, Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium (now North Park Village) and the planning and design of Brookfield Zoo.  In addition to the Administration Building (now the Cultural Center), Clark produced several other buildings in Lincoln Park, such as the Waveland Clock Tower, the Small Animal House (now Primate House), and Aquarium (now the Reptile House) in the Lincoln Park Zoo.

The Chicago Tribune published a rendering of Clark’s design for Administration Building in 1926.  The following year, the Lincoln Park Commissioners contracted with O’Neil Construction to build the structure for a cost of approximately $125,000.  When it first opened, the administrative headquarters included a board room, offices for the president, commissioners, superintendent, secretary, auditing and bookkeeping, and police departments, as well as an interior basement garage.

After only seven years, the building’s functions shifted when the city’s twenty-two independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934.  The new agency maintained a park police force of over 700 patrolmen with stations in several parks, including a squad room and lieutenant’s office on the first floor of the Lincoln Park Administration Building.  The building also provided offices for other staff members, including photographers, who had darkroom spaces in the basement.  By the early 1940s, the basement was designated as the system’s North District Police Station.  At the same time, the rest of the facility was used for community meetings and various classes including lapidary and jewelry making, costume design, photography, and fly tying and tackle construction.  After the park police force was consolidated into the Chicago Police Department in 1959, the basement station was adapted to arts and crafts facilities such as a wood shop.  In 1965, the building was officially renamed the Lincoln Park Cultural Center and staffed with professional drama, music, puppetry, crafts, and dress and millinery design instructors.  Many similar programs continue to flourish in the building today.

Parking

Paid parking is available in nearby Chicago Park District lots.  Get rates and additional information.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

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Location Notes: Lincoln Park Cultural Center

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Lincoln Fieldhouse

Lincoln Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

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Lincoln Jewelry/Lapidary Studio

Lincoln Jewelry/Lapidary Studio

Lincoln Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

Notes: Dance Studio

Lincoln Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

Notes: Playroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

Notes: Small Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Lincoln Clubroom

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

Notes: Auditorium

Lincoln Woodshop

Lincoln Woodshop

Location Notes: 2045 W. Lincoln Park West

Events

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Holiday Crafts

Drop and Shop at Lincoln

Location: Lincoln Park Cultural Center, Chicago, IL  60614

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Holiday Crafts

Drop and Shop at Lincoln

Location: Lincoln Park Cultural Center, Chicago, IL  60614

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Holiday Crafts

Drop and Shop at Lincoln

Location: Lincoln Park Cultural Center, Chicago, IL  60614

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art Camp at Lincoln 205046CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/12/11 16:00From December 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$26.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Lincoln 206452Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to May 25, 2018$444.00
Park Kids - Fall at Lincoln 207096InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Park Kids - Fall at Lincoln 207095InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Lincoln 207169Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2017 to June 8, 2018$576.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Lincoln 207168Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2017 to June 8, 2018$576.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Back & Balance at Lincoln 211540InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$0
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 211557InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 18:15From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
$56.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 211561InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10am
$45.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 211560InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:30am
$45.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 211563InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:30am
$45.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 211562InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 17:30From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
$45.00
Ballet - Beginner at Lincoln 211558InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2018/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$56.00
Ballet Conditioning at Lincoln 211579InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2018/01/10 18:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$56.00
Cardio Conditioning at Lincoln 212049InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$45.00
Ceramics at Lincoln 212073InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2018/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
$106.00
Ceramics at Lincoln 212072InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture60 and upCoed2018/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Ceramics at Lincoln 212061InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2018/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$56.00
Chess at Lincoln 212373OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$45.00
Conditioning at Lincoln 212166InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
$0
Conditioning at Lincoln 212167InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
$0
Cross Training at Lincoln 212201InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
$0
FFW Preview - Cardio Conditioning at Lincoln 228814InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/09 19:00January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$0
FFW Preview - Cardio Conditioning at Lincoln 228967InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/11 19:00From January 9, 2018 to January 11, 2018
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$0
FFW Preview - Low Impact Aerobics at Lincoln 228630InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/09 20:15January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$0
FFW Preview - Low Impact Aerobics at Lincoln 228651InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/11 20:15January 11, 2018
Thursday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$0
FFW Preview - Pilates at Lincoln 228812InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/12 19:15January 12, 2018
Friday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$0
FFW Preview - Pilates at Lincoln 229003InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/13 15:15January 13, 2018
Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$0
FFW Preview - Pilates at Lincoln 228800InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/13 16:15January 13, 2018
Saturday from 10:15am to 10:45am
$0
Fun and Games at Lincoln 227008InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2018/01/08 22:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$25.00
Fun and Games at Lincoln 212534InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 18:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2pm
$45.00
Gymnastics at Lincoln 212616InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 11:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 11:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
$45.00
Gymnastics at Lincoln 212615InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11:30am to Noon
$45.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Lincoln 212743InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2018/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 12:30pm
$122.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Lincoln 212744InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$122.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Lincoln 212776InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
$148.00
Lincoln Park Zoo Crew at Lincoln 213012InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$45.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Lincoln 213053InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/09 20:15From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$45.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Lincoln 213103InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting18 and upCoed2018/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
$56.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Lincoln 213106InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/11 18:45From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2pm
$56.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Lincoln 213102InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$56.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Lincoln 213104InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting18 and upCoed2018/01/12 18:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$56.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Lincoln 213105InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2018/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$45.00
Mixed Media Arts at Lincoln 214443InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/11 22:15From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$56.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Lincoln 213166InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/08 15:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
$50.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Lincoln 213165InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$50.00
Music and Movement at Lincoln 211556InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to Noon
$45.00
Music and Movement at Lincoln 213207InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10am
$45.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Lincoln 213277InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:30am
$29.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Lincoln 213278InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:30am
$29.00
Park Kids - Winter at Lincoln 213354InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 20:45From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Park Kids - Winter at Lincoln 213353InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 20:45From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Pilates at Lincoln 213433InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$0
Pilates at Lincoln 213434InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$0
Pilates at Lincoln 213432InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/12 19:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$56.00
Pilates at Lincoln 213435InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/13 15:15From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$56.00
Pilates at Lincoln 227714InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/13 16:15From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 10:45am
$56.00
Play School at Lincoln 213470InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$114.00
Seasonal Sports at Lincoln 213543InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports60 and upCoed2018/01/12 20:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$0
Stained Glass at Lincoln 213951InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2018/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 12:30pm
$90.00
Stained Glass at Lincoln 213952InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$90.00
Step Aerobics at Lincoln 213958InstructionWellness - Aerobics60 and upCoed2018/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Storytime at Lincoln 213982InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 18:10From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 12:10pm to 12:30pm
$24.00
Storytime at Lincoln 213981InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 15:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:30am
$24.00
Stretching at Lincoln 214007InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$0
Teen Club at Lincoln 214131OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/09 23:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 7pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Lincoln 214176InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Tot Spot at Lincoln 214420OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$50.00
Walking Club at Lincoln 214531OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2018/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10am
$0
Where the Wild Things Roam at Lincoln 214554InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$45.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 214584InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2018/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
$77.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 214585InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$77.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 214582InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$45.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 214586InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2018/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$77.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 214587InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2018/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$77.00
Woodcraft at Lincoln 214583InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$35.00
Wooden Sailboat Building at Lincoln 214598InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAnyCoed2018/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
$35.00
Wooden Sailboat Building at Lincoln 226329InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAnyCoed2018/01/12 21:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$35.00
Yoga at Lincoln 227712InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:30am
$45.00
Yoga at Lincoln 227713InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 18:30From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$45.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Lincoln 218655InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$148.00
Park Kids - Spring at Lincoln 219281InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 19:45From April 2, 2018 to June 26, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00
Park Kids - Spring at Lincoln 219280InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/03/26 19:45From March 26, 2018 to June 19, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$192.00

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Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Clark Street at Lincoln Park West, the Chicago Park District's cultural gem, Lincoln Park Cultural Center boasts wide variety of cultural and recreational programming throughout the year.

We encourage you to checkout our lapidary and stained glass shop, the ceramics studio, and the full service woodshop. For those with little ones we have an early childhood center filled with fun and exciting programs. Enjoy one of our special events in the auditorium or take a dance lesson in the dance studio.

AWARDS: The American Planning Association (APA) 2010 National Planning Excellence, Leadership, and Achievement Awards honor the outstanding planning initiatives and individuals of the previous year.

APA singled out Lincoln Park as one of the 2009 Great Public Spaces in America, for its world class amenities, historic landmarks and buildings, and for the wide range of activities available to park users. Most notably, Lincoln Park is the result of a long-standing commitment by city leaders and citizens to protect 1,200 acres of some of Chicago's most valuable lakefront real estate for the public's use and benefit.

 

 

DEC
18
Holiday Crafts

Drop and Shop at Lincoln

Location: Lincoln Park Cultural Center, Chicago, IL  60614

DEC
19
Holiday Crafts

Drop and Shop at Lincoln

Location: Lincoln Park Cultural Center, Chicago, IL  60614

DEC
28
Holiday Crafts

Drop and Shop at Lincoln

Location: Lincoln Park Cultural Center, Chicago, IL  60614

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Artworks & Monuments 0
Artworks & Monuments 0
Ceramics Studios 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 0
Cultural Centers 0
Fieldhouse 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 0
Lapidary Studios 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 0
Meeting/Event Space 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 1 Dance Studio
Meeting/Event Space 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 1 Playroom
Meeting/Event Space 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 1 Small Clubroom
Meeting/Event Space 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 1 Auditorium
Woodshops 2045 W. Lincoln Park West 0

The Lincoln Park Cultural Center is housed in a handsome red brick building that once served as the park’s administrative headquarters.  Built in 1927, the Georgian Revival style building was designed by architect Edwin Hill Clark.  The son of a commission merchant, Clark (1879–1967) grew up in Chicago and graduated from Yale University.  He went on to study architecture at Chicago’s Armour Institute (now IIT) and began working in the office of architect William Otis in 1903.  Several years later, the two formed a partnership known as Otis & Clark, which continued until 1919.  Clark then briefly practiced with two brothers, Chester and Russell Walcott and went on to establish his own firm in the mid 1920s, in which he remained busy until his retirement in 1947.

Edwin H. Clark became well-known for producing stately buildings that represented a range of period-revival styles.  A longtime resident of Winnetka, he designed many elegant north shore homes, such as the Henry T. Stanton House in Winnetka, and the Charles H. Quinlan, and James Ward Thorne estates in Lake Forest.  He also worked closely with Mrs. James Ward Thorne on a series of famous miniature rooms that are now in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Clark’s work also includes the Winnetka City Hall, Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium (now North Park Village) and the planning and design of Brookfield Zoo.  In addition to the Administration Building (now the Cultural Center), Clark produced several other buildings in Lincoln Park, such as the Waveland Clock Tower, the Small Animal House (now Primate House), and Aquarium (now the Reptile House) in the Lincoln Park Zoo.

The Chicago Tribune published a rendering of Clark’s design for Administration Building in 1926.  The following year, the Lincoln Park Commissioners contracted with O’Neil Construction to build the structure for a cost of approximately $125,000.  When it first opened, the administrative headquarters included a board room, offices for the president, commissioners, superintendent, secretary, auditing and bookkeeping, and police departments, as well as an interior basement garage.

After only seven years, the building’s functions shifted when the city’s twenty-two independent park commissions were consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934.  The new agency maintained a park police force of over 700 patrolmen with stations in several parks, including a squad room and lieutenant’s office on the first floor of the Lincoln Park Administration Building.  The building also provided offices for other staff members, including photographers, who had darkroom spaces in the basement.  By the early 1940s, the basement was designated as the system’s North District Police Station.  At the same time, the rest of the facility was used for community meetings and various classes including lapidary and jewelry making, costume design, photography, and fly tying and tackle construction.  After the park police force was consolidated into the Chicago Police Department in 1959, the basement station was adapted to arts and crafts facilities such as a wood shop.  In 1965, the building was officially renamed the Lincoln Park Cultural Center and staffed with professional drama, music, puppetry, crafts, and dress and millinery design instructors.  Many similar programs continue to flourish in the building today.

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