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The event is now at capacity - inquiries: Lauren Healy 708-534-8390

Many Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Sculpture Wine & Dine.

Click here for Sponsorship Brochure 

Event Information for Guests:

We have a NEW feature this year: Signature SWD items available for online purchase. 

Purchase now and pick up at the event:


Local artist Debbie Burk has designed and created hand-made ceramic vessels for us to use as centerpieces for the event. We are excited to offer them for purchase to you. Buy one now and take it home after the event – you’ll even get the colorful potted plant it holds!



 Take home a T-shirt! This unique design features Mark di Suvero’s “Yes! For Lady Day” so buy yours now – it makes a perfect gift for the art lover in your life. 


 (Ceramics / T-shirts)


Event Details:

Park in East Lot 3 (see campus map below)  

Check in is at the F Entrance - near the big yellow sculpture "Illinois Landscape, No. 5" by John Henry AKA "French Fries"

4 p.m.: Check in begins.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Guided golf cart tours, self-guided walking tours

VIP Artist Reception (VIP ticket required).

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Cocktail Reception @ "Illinois Landscape, No. 5" by John Henry.

6 p.m.: Welcome & John Henry Tribute.

6:30 p.m.: Dinner & Program.

After Glow Party: DJ & dancing, drinks, coffee service by “On the Go Jo" 
Exhibition in the Visual Arts Gallery:

Richard Hunt – Making Chicagoland – The Chicago Commissions

The event will take place rain or shine.

Please wear shoes for walking in grass, and dress in layers for changing temperatures throughout the event.  Garden Party Attire


We thank our sponsors:

2023 Sponsors

Michael W. Lewis and Jacqueline James Lewis

theNate acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency

We won! theNate was voted #1 sculpture park in the Nation in 2021

We are THE safe, socially distanced, kid friendly, art lovers' destination with FREE admission and parking, and a free app Otocast to guide you through the 100 acres of prairie lands and the art collection.

Post your visit using #thenate tag us on Instagram @_thenate_ and find us on Facebook @nathan.manilow.sculpture.park

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