Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon at The Art Center in Highland Park. Choose between two options:
- For $22, you get an individual membership (a $45 value).
- For $37, you get a family membership (a $75 value).
A creative force in the Highland Park community for 51 years, The Art Center showcases a consistently rotating assortment of local and regional artists in addition to hosting more than 500 classes on an array of artistic disciplines and media. Membership places a palette of artsy activities at the disposal of the pass holder, as both the individual and family tiers include $20 off the cost of every class offered during a year. Subjects range from oil and acrylic painting and photography to ceramics and the digital arts. Members can exhibit at the annual member art show, typically held in January. Members also receive quarterly class catalogues, electronic invites to the center's upcoming events, and special privileges at events, including the freedom to act like the water fountain is a late-career Picasso masterpiece.
The Art Center stages 18 contemporary art exhibits throughout the year. Perennial favorites include The Highland Park Festival of Fine Craft on June 25th and 26th, an event that routinely draws more than 25,000 attendees, and the Gogh Green! Annual Recycled Art Sale, a donated-art sale benefiting The Art Center's scholarship program.