Libertyville Celebrates Youth Fine Arts Month | Libertyville Area Moms




Libertyville Celebrates Youth Fine Arts Month

This March, the David Adler Music and Arts Center and Libertyville schools will celebrate Libertyville’s Fine Arts Month and National Youth Art Month.


“March can be a dreary month,” says Molly Bunder, Adler Center Program Coordinator.  “Youth Art Month has a way of brightening-up the whole town.”


Since 1961, National Youth Art Month has been supported by the National Art Education Association and the Council for Art Education.  Each March, National Youth Art Month activities aim to emphasize the value of art education for all children, encourage support for quality school art programs, and provide a forum for recognizing skill and achievement in visual arts.


Libertyville’s celebration begins with a mayoral proclamation by Village President Terry L. Weppler. Weppler will declare March 2019 to be Youth Fine Arts Month in the Village of Libertyville in order to “promote awareness of Fine Arts in our village and celebrate the contributions of our residents engaged in music, theatre, dance, film, painting, drawing, sculpting, graphic and interior design…and all forms of fine artistry which enhance our human experience.”



The Adler Center, the Village of Libertyville’s cultural hub, coordinates a variety of performances, exhibitions, and events specifically celebrating youth artists in March.  Join other Libertyville families for gallery parties, concerts, and even a West African community drum circle.




“This year, the Adler Center has Young Blood a one-day event featuring a pop-up art show, open mic for poetry and storytelling, DJ music, and refreshments,” says Beth McKenna, Adler Exhibitions Curator. “Everyone is invited to take part in this lively, all-inclusive event.”


On March 3 from 4 – 5:30 pm, join the Adler Center for a gallery party celebrating the artists, musicians, poets and storytellers of Young Blood.  Families can explore youth art, listen to performances and spoken word at the Young Blood Open Mic, and celebrate the exhibition’s artists.  Cash prizes will be awarded in each category.


For more information about Young Blood and other Youth Fine Arts Month events, visit





Other Libertyville Youth Fine Arts Month events include:


Main Street Libertyville’s First Friday

March 1, 6 – 8 pm


Community Drum Circle

March 2, 5 – 6:30 pm

St. Lawrence Church, 125 W Church Street

Facilitated by Helen Bond of Motherland Rhythm Community-Benkadi Project & Medusa’s Musical Mysteries


ArtEffects Exhibition

March 7, 6 – 8 pm Opening Reception, on display until March 30

Cook Memorial Library

A library-wide exhibit of art by District 70 students.  Opening reception features performances by the Highland Middle School Strolling Strings and Show Choir.


Flutopia Ensemble

March 8, 7 – 9 pm

The David Adler Music and Arts Center


Yarnstorm Club

March 12, 6 – 8 pm

The David Adler Music and Arts Center


Jazz Concert

March 14, 7:30 pm

Libertyville High School


Baroque to Baby Concert Series

March 15, 11 am – 12 pm

Concert series for the pre-school set featuring a new instrument each month.




About the Adler Center:  For 100 years, the David Adler Estate has been a home for the arts in the Village of Libertyville.  The David Adler Music and Arts Center preserves Adler’s beautiful estate, while serving as the Village of Libertyville’s cultural hub. The Adler Center offers a wide range of music lessons and classes, family art workshops, art classes, concerts, and exhibitions.

To learn more about the Adler Center, visit, call 847-367-0707, or come inside to explore the white house at 1700

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