A lot has changed this year, but one thing is for sure: The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., offers ways to have some holiday fun.
Santa Sleighs the Holidays is a socially-distant, drive-thru visit with Santa and his elves Sat., Dec. 12 and Sat., Dec. 19, 5 to 8 p.m. Register in advance for a limited number of spots to receive a Letter to Santa template and details about the event. Kids can tell Santa whether they’ve been naughty or nice from the safety of the car. Each family will receive a photo of the encounter and each child will receive a special surprise from Santa. $10 per car. (If your family is experiencing financial impact due to COVID-19, contact Carly Bishop, Artistic Director, email@example.com, for information.) The Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association is the BAC’s partner for this holiday event.
Holly Jolly Painting Party | Hybrid: In Person or Online | Sat, Dec, 21 | 7-10PM | Adults 21+ | $45($40)
Paint a holiday themed masterpiece using acrylic paint on canvas and receive step by step guidance from a professional Teaching Artist while socially-distanced and wearing a mask (online option) at the Holly Jolly Painting Party, Sat., Dec. 21, 7 to 10 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $45 per person. All supplies provided; online participants can pick up supply kits from the BAC Wed., Dec. 9.)
December Mini-Mester | School of Fine Arts Workshops | Nov 30 – Dec 20
Looking for a creative outlet to break up the monotony or interested in “dipping your toes” in a new art form? Join the BAC School of Fine Arts Teaching Artists for mini-mester workshops during December. The mini-mester, offered in-person, online or hybrid, giives students the opportunity to try something new for just three classes. Check workshop details at www.beverlyartcenter.org.
Winter Break Camp
Monday – Wednesday, December 21-23 AND Monday – Wednesday, December 28-30 | $270($243)
Kids age 5 to 12 can learn about winter holidays and traditions from all over the world while creating gifts for friends and family, making tasty winter-themed creations, and enjoying songs and theatre along the way at the Winter Break Camp, Dec. 21 through 23 and 28 through 30, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre and after care available.
Remnants & Remains, an exhibit of works by Elaine Miller, continues through Dec. 8 in the Simmerling Gallery, 2 to 8 p.m. weekdays, and 12 to 4 p.m. weekends. Free. Miller is a scenic artist painting who exhibits nationally. She is a recent recipient of business and City of Chicago grants towards a billboard project promoting the urban forest through a series of paintings.