Chicago area fine art exhibition in the northwest suburbs. Submit paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, fiber art, sculpture, metal. Contact Kathleen & Joe at submissions@culturea for details. 
The Dangerous Artists:
About the Show:
Dangerous Lullabies is a group fine art exhibition that explores the curious allure of things that frighten us. Artists from across the country have conspired to fill a historic mansion with paintings, sculptures and fine art creations which examine the beauty found in the ashes of terror and the magnetic pull of things that are disturbing, on-edge or dark. 

The exhibit will be at Crystal Lake’s Lakeside Arts Park in the Dole Mansion, an intricately detailed 1800’s building, which is rumored to be haunted. 

Opening night: 1st Friday, October 4, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Exhibition runs Oct 4 - Oct 17. Gallery hours 9-5 M-F.  
Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole 
401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Tours available upon request. Contact us to make arrangements.

This show is curated by J + K Isacson in partnership with the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park. Find out details about the Dangerous Lullabies show, current calls for artists and other exhibitions

For weekly show hours and more information on the LAP, visit their website:

Best in show prize sponsored by Reprographics Imaging & Art Supplies
Heading image by R. L. Houser
Allison Lee
Andy Saputo
Ann Haag
Anna Caruso
Bill Tavis
Bryam Bueno
David Fiengold
Debra Fitzsimmons
Doug Hanson
Evelyn Beaumetz
Fred Larucci
Harold Rail
Imani Evans
Jamey Bouwmeester 
Jeffrey Bess
Jeremy Lampkin
Jessica Smit Mattingly

Opening Night performance by J. Lindsay Brown Dance Company.

​Joe Diamond
John Kirkpatrick
John Walker
Ken Cashon
Kevin Connaughton
Kimberly Rodey
Lynn Yusz
Mahya Amini
Mays Mayhew
Mistly Murray-Walkup
Randal Stringer
Richard L. Houser
Sandi Chamlin Lindsey
Siobhan Holden
Ted Gillespie
Tim Hildebrandt

An outside view of the historic Dole mansion

Photo by Marcy Kennedy Anderson
R. L. Houser - Daddy, Where's Dolly?
View of Dangerous Lullabies II 2016 (West room) Work shown by Karl Jahnke & Jennifer Cronin.
Tim Hildebrandt - After Death
Anna Caruso - Madame Bathory IX
John Walker - Portrait of a Mystic
Kevin Connaughton - For St.John the Apostle
Shot from opening night Oct 2015

Photo by Josie Mintz
Stephen Durkin - Loneliness
Jeffrey Bess - The Grey Train Robbery
Kimberly Rodey - Fade to Blue
OPENING NIGHT   Friday, October 4