Welcome to Lakeside Legacy

Come and join us to witness the Lakeside Legacy preserving
it in its truest form with all its wonders that would
make you fall in love with it.

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who we are

Read on to understand us in a better manner!

Lakeside Arts Park

In 2002, a major fundraising effort was underway, called the “Lakeside Legacy Project,” spearheaded by the Crystal Lake Jaycees gave over one million dollars in just 42 days to enable the hastily formed Lakeside Legacy Foundation to meet a deadline, and purchase the property, and save it for the community.

Artist Studio

Studios are charming and have great views of the surrounding neighborhood. Resident Partners become a part of a great community. Enjoy a private space to create while being near other creative artists and musicians.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to preserve & protect the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Arts Park property for community use in a natural & historic setting. Lakeside Legacy Foundation will foster an innovative arts, education and community destination that enriches the quality of life for those we serve.

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Lakeside Foundation – Third Party Events

If you or your organization would like to help the foundation by putting on a fundraising event to support us, contact us with your ideas.
promote creativity
99%
bring people together
95%
inspire success
90%
positive values
87%

90K

VOLUNTEERS

120K

ARTISTS

50K

CONCERTS

240K

ARTS PERFORMANCE

Our Work

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“I truly admire and appreciate this mission of preserving the historical touch and natural setting of Dole Mansion and Lakeside Arts Park. It would keep this wonderful place safe for years to come to be cherished by many more people.”


Deborah J Jones
Artists

Events/Programs

Here is a glimpse of events and programs that we conduct at Lakeside Legacy.

Lakeside Festival
It’s proud to be celebrating 39 great years of Lakeside Festival! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, reunions with friends, historic tours, an incredible selection of beer and wines, and fun for the whole family.


Lakeside Festival
It’s proud to be celebrating 39 great years of Lakeside Festival! Attracting over 50,000 people to this annual favorite, come experience live music, reunions with friends, historic tours, an incredible selection of beer and wines, and fun for the whole family.

1st Friday Art Shows
People living in and near McHenry County, and throughout all of the Chicagoland area, have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic evening with wonderful featured art, chances to meet and mingle with artists.


1st Friday Art Shows
People living in and near McHenry County, and throughout all of the Chicagoland area, have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic evening with wonderful featured art, chances to meet and mingle with artists.

Vestal Culinary Studio
Learn from professional instructors! Classes include healthy snacks, light meals, and pastry decorating. Hands-on learning! The Vestal Culinary Studio is located within the Arts Park in the Sage Gallery.


Vestal Culinary Studio
Learn from professional instructors! Classes include healthy snacks, light meals, and pastry decorating. Hands-on learning! The Vestal Culinary Studio is located within the Arts Park in the Sage Gallery.

Giving Our Children “A Chance in the World”


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