ART POP store

Art Pop Store


Closed until further notice.

We’ve lost our current lease and the art shop at 724 Western Ave. has closed.

We will update any future activity. 

Thank you for your support, looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. 

Calendar of AOTB Current Events 

Artist Talk with Sandie Bacon – Pan Pastels as Mixed Media @ Lake Bluff Park District
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us, June 1st at 6:30pm for a hands on demo of pan pastels on acrylic grounds with Master Artist: Sandie Bacon

Sandie Bacon is a Chicago based visual artist who works primarily as a painter, but often ventures into mixed media and sculpture. She shows in galleries nationwide and is included in corporate collections such as the William Blair Foundation , and the Chicago Department of the Environment . She paints murals in both public spaces(restaurants, grocery stores, designer showrooms,museums) and in private residences, as well as being a scenic charge artist for the Citadel Theater. She has also won numerous public art commissions including recently with Chicago Sculpture International. Trained as a specialist in acrylic,oil and watercolor paints, Sandie is a Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors since 2007. She teaches workshops and lectures on paints for colleges, artist groups and retail stores She also is a Silver Brush educator and works on lesson plans for Grafix. She has a BFA in fine arts /literature from Johnston College in Redlands, California and a MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore , Md. She lived in NYC for 12 years where she worked as an artist in the schools for Project LEAP, and was on the board for CityArts Workshop.

We hope you can join us for this must attend event!

Current Event Happenings

Check out the calendar for all events and members meetings here.

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Artists On The Bluff

Promoting the Arts… Encouraging Artists

From large murals to small treasures… from plein air masterpieces… to contemporary abstracts… from sculpture to fine art photography, our artists know no bounds. But what binds us together is a belief in the power of art… its ability to transform and inspire, and to give meaning along the way.

Members Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are held 1st Thursday of every month in the Lake Bluff Rec Center from September through May, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Lake Bluff Rec Center, 355 W Washington Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044. Interested in joining? Come to a meeting and meet us!

Our Mission

Artists on the Bluff is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization of local artists dedicated to promotion of the arts and encouragement of artists in general. We endeavor to achieve these goals through exhibitions, monthly meetings, educational programs, collaboration and participation in events in the Lake Bluff and Lake Forest, Illinois area.

Artist Talk

Join us, June 6th at 6:30pm for a hands on demo of pan pastels on acrylic grounds with Master Artist: Sandie Bacon

Sandie Bacon

Artist Talk

Join us, May 4th at 6:30pm as Kathleen Gallo presents her artist talk to Artists on the Bluff.

Kathleen Gallo


Members in the Media

Jewelry artist Stacy Vermylen takes us into the world of Art Therapy and how art creating is “More Than a Pretty Picture”. 

Read the full article here

Our posters are designed by Phillip Ross.

Read the article about him in
the “Daily Northshore” 

All show posters available for purchase.
See selection.