Arts & Entertainment

Muirhead Farmhouse

Designed in 1950 by renown architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Muirhead Farmhouse is the only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during his lifetime. Initially built for Robert and Elizabeth Muirhead, the 3,200 sq. ft. Farmhouse is an excellent example of Wright's Usonian architecture using Chicago common brick, concrete flooring with radiant heat and large window walls.

Pro Boxing Fitness

Downtown Elgin’s exclusive boxing gym provides training in Olympic style boxing, as well as Insanity, Yoga, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Strength & Conditioning and Personal Training. With programs designed for men, women and children of all fitness levels, everyone will experience an unmatched workout while perfecting their fighting skills.

Our home is in a great place that dates back to 1855.  You are always welcome at River Trading Post, to browse, to relax and read and to enjoy a cup of Cowboy Coffee.  And, of course, to enjoy one of the finest collections of Native American art anywhere in the Chicagoland area.

You might enjoy spending some quiet time in our upstairs gallery looking at the images of some of the finest photographers around, including our Edward Curtis collection.  And maybe you'll find yourself thumbing through one of the many books in our Native American library.

Enjoy a concert at the Fox Valley's newest event venue! Located in downtown West Dundee there are plenty of local restaurants to grab a bite to eat before the show.

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Side Street Studios Arts Lab

The Lab at Side Street Studio Arts is a shared artist space.

swell Gallery is an event's based art gallery in historic downtown,West Dundee. We put on a handful of artisan markets and fine art exhibitions each year. Visit our website for information on recent and upcoming shows.

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Shop small, local and handmade in one stop.

The 9th annual swell Holiday Market opens on Black Friday with an Artists' Reception and continues for 4 weeks, ending the weekend before Christmas. Find unique gifts among the wide variety of art, crafts, jewelry, wearables, body products and more, all created by talented people in and around the Dundee community.

We also have classes this month in painting, jewelry making, knitting and kids ornaments. Visit us on Facebook for details. 🙂

swell gallery

swell gallery is an events based art gallery in historic downtown West Dundee focused on local and regional artists.

We put together art events in the Spring and Fall, including artisan markets and fine art exhibitions, each running for 3-4 weeks. We also host classes and workshops throughout the year.

Visit our website for information on recent and upcoming events.

The C.A.K.E. Village

The C.A.K.E. Village is a cultural arts center that is designed to promote and foster an enriched, positive connection between all children and Africa. The C.A.K.E. Village offers school assemblies as well as immersion field trips that include social, visual and performing arts.

The Hemmens Cultural Center

Located in the Center City area along the banks of Elgin's award-winning Riverwalk, The Hemmens Cultural Center is the cornerstone of Elgin's growing arts community. This intimate 1,200-seat theatre is a favorite venue for seeing stars up close. Since 1969, audiences have been treated to such names as B. B. King, Bob Newhart, Phil Vassar, Garrison Keillor, Bill Cosby, The Ides of March, Blue Oyster Cult and many more. Attending a performance at The Hemmens is an experience not to be missed; clear sightlines and wide aisles provide an unparalleled concert and theatre-going experience where patrons get the sense of sitting in a luxury suite. Even the balcony's level of comfort and proximity to the stage rivals that of many other venues' 'club level seating'.