Art Harvest

NOTICE: Art Harvest will not take place in 2021 due to continued COVID-19 precautions. Stay tuned for announcements on the 2022 event season.


In recent years, the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission and Downtown Elgin businesses have held Art Harvest on the last Saturday in October. This free family-friendly event is a celebration of the arts and the season. This event has several family-friendly components including a hay maze, decorate your own pumpkin, face painting, up close magician, arts and crafts stations, and more, all of which can be found at “Art Central” a.k.a. DuPage Court.

You can swing by there, grab your Art Hunt map and head out to find the public art in downtown Elgin. Hunt for public art in downtown Elgin, take artful selfies, and show your pictures for prizes at Art Central. Be sure to tag the event online with #PublicArtElgin and #ArtHarvest.

Be sure to wear a costume while you are out and about on your hunt, as several of the downtown businesses will be open for trick-or-treating. All of the events of the day are free, family-friendly, and open to the public.