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Spring into Action! Volunteer Fair

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March 2, 2024

 


Join us to learn about organizations that are providing needed services in our community. Local community service organizations will be in attendance with information about their programs, volunteer needs and impact on the neighborhood. This event is open to all. Registration is not required but will help us with planning – thank you, in advance, for signing up. But if you don’t you are still welcome to attend! 

The Volunteer Fair will be on Thursday, March 21, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Old Town Triangle Association office. 

Register online here

Book Collection

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February 20, 2024

DO YOU HAVE NEW OR GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S BOOKS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ON TO FRIENDS IN THE COMMUNITY?

The Old Town Triangle is partnering with Marrillac St. Vincent Family Services in hosting a book fair to support the growth and development of our local children.

Drop off Baby & Toddler Board Books, Children’s Chapter Books, Young Adult Novels, and Spanish Language Children’s Books at the Triangle Center through March 26, 2024. 

Amber Keene

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February 14, 2024

Amber Keene is an art teacher in Northbrook. Her background includes a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Art Education From University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Art Education from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

“I am in constant awe of the beauty that can be found in this world we live in. As an artist I try to capture that feeling of inspiration, using oils and a mixed media approach. My landscape paintings are a result of my travels in the U.S. and abroad and the pieces in my self-portrait series consist of resin, oils, and collaged images from nature. The photo portraits were taken by photographer Bill Furlong, resulting in a beautiful collaboration between two artists.”

Opening Reception | February 23, 6 PM

Exhibition | February 6 – February 29, 2024

Gallery Hours | Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM | Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM

Created as a not-for-profit community venture, the Old Town Art Center operates under the guidance of the Old Town Triangle Association. The Center plays host to gallery shows, provides year-round art classes, and offers lectures and workshops. The Gallery is named after local artist and community advocate, Leslie Wolfe, who was dedicated to the arts and artists. Her passion is reflected in the selection of emerging and established artists who are selected to exhibit.

Registration will open next week for Spring Classes

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July 31, 2023

Keep up your artistic practice with these summer classes! Drawing, Plein Air Oil Painting and Oil/Acrylic classes available now.

Click here to learn more!

Wine Tasting (Focus: the South of France)

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March 23, 2023

Ever dreamed of tippling in the Rhône valley or perhaps Provence? Well, now’s your chance! Please join us at the Old Town Triangle on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 5:30 pm, for the perfect pairing as we venture to southern France with Mike Baker, Advanced Sommelier / Director of Wine at Vin Chicago, a family-run wine boutique since 1934 (that’s right, opening one year after Prohibition). This tasting will feature six wines from the region, an interactive, informational presentation with a take-home sheet/map, as well as games and light bites…oh, and more wine afterwards! Sponsored by the Events Committee, each ticket is $25. Please save your spot today, as space is limited.

It’ll be so fun, you won’t be able to put a cork in it! Register here today.

Friends of the Fair

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February 24, 2023

 

Your donation helps us meet the early bills that come with the onset of the Fair and gets the Old Town Art Fair off to a positive start. This also allows us to maintain our art and cultural programs, as well as support children’s programs, schools, neighborhood improvements and other deserving local initiatives.

We want to THANK YOU for helping to make the Old Town Art Fair America’s #1 Art Fair. We could not do it without you!

Your direct contribution as a “Friend of the Fair” will be recognized in Art Fair programming and on this page. To be included in the 2023 recognition, please submit your donation by April 30, 2023.

 

“>Donate Here!


Did you know that many companies match employee donations to charitable organizations?
We encourage you to inquire about your company’s policy. Please click here if you would like to print out a donation form. You can mail or drop off a completed form with your donation to:

Old Town Triangle Association
1763 N. North Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Annual Members’ Meeting and Dinner

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January 12, 2023

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the
Annual Members’ Meeting & Election of Board Officers and Directors
Thursday, January 26, 2023 

Congratulations to our new President Ray Clark, First Vice President Aneta Tomaszkiewicz, Director Beth Burk,
and returning Secretary Marya Lucas, Treasurer Brad Neuman and Director Elaine Frei.

It was a great evening with wonderful friends, good food and a review of the past year and discussions about the future.

 

  

 

2023 Board of Directors

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November 4, 2022

Dear OTTA Members,

On November 1, 2022, Darius Tandon. Nominating Committee Chair, submitted to Marya Lucas, OTTA Secretary, the list of candidates the committee selected to slate for the 2023 Board of Directors. He shared that the committee had wonderful conversations with many candidates from various areas around the neighborhood and that the committee voted to present the following slate to membership for their approval at the Annual Members meeting in January 2023. As no one filed petitions for any of the open positions, the nominated slate will be declared elected at the meeting.

Here are the in-coming Board members:

President (1-year term): Ray Clark
1st Vice President (1-year term): Aneta Tomaszkiewicz
Secretary (1-year term): Marya Lucas*
Treasurer (1-year term): Brad Neuman*
Director (3-year term): Beth Burk
Director (3-year term): Elaine Frei*

* Currently serving on the 2022 board

In order to qualify to run for the Board, a member must have joined OTTA 90 days prior to January 26, 2023, which is the date of our Annual Member’s Meeting and the Board Election.

OTTA’s Board of Directors wishes to thank Nominating Committee Chair Darius Tandon and committee members Karl Hjerpe, Claire Leman, Annette Hobbs Magier and Chris Nelson for the time they devoted to interviewing candidates and selecting the slate of worthy candidates to serve on the 2023 Board of Directors.  We appreciate your efforts.

Limited edition 2022 Old Town Art Fair t-shirts available now!

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April 12, 2022

Show off this year’s amazing poster design and support the Old Town Art Fair with a special edition t-shirt. You may recall that we ran out last year, very early! To ensure that members don’t run into that situation again, the Merchandise Committee has purchased a range of sizes for early distribution. Multiple dates will be offered for pick up at the Old Town Triangle office.