'Wright Plus 150'
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is kicking off a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright with special features for the annual housewalk Wright Plus 150, on Saturday, May 20, in Oak Park.
Wright Plus 150 includes:
Four private Wright homes: The Laura Gale House ( 1909 ), the Arthur B. Heurtley House ( 1902 ), his Japanese-influenced Hills DeCaro House ( 1906 ) and his remodeling in the Harrison P. Young House ( 1895 ).
Refreshments and a tour at Wright's Thomas H. Gale House ( 1892 ), an oasis for trust members only.
A full lineup of featured homes located in an easily walkable loop, just steps from Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio.
There will also be luxury experiences for architecture and design enthusiasts: The Ultimate Plus Weekend Package ( May 18-21 ) and Ultimate Saturday ( May 20 ).
Tickets to the Wright Plus 150 Housewalk are available at $90 each for up to four tickets, and $80 each for Trust members, through Tuesday, Feb. 28; ticket prices will then increase by $5 to $10 monthly on a tiered pricing schedule. For more information, visit FLWright.org/wrightplus.
Robie House tours
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will host its semiannual After Hours gathering at the Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., in April.
Robie House will be open 5-8 p.m. every Friday in April, beginning April 7, and continuing on April 14, 21 and 28. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. A small jazz band will perform.
Admission is $30 for Trust members and $35 for non-members. Advance reservations are recommended; visit FLWright.org/AfterHoursRobie.
During the evening, guests will have the chance to explore Wright's quintessential Prairie style home at their leisure. April After Hours allows access to Robie House's balconies ( weather permitting ) and private spaces, which include three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the third floor. Interpreters will be on hand to answer questions.