Cultural & Community Operating Fund

Barrington’s White House has become a destination for world-class performers, speakers, and artists and draws attendees from throughout the region. The venue has rapidly gained recognition as one of Chicagoland’s most prominent cultural and community centers.

Each cultural season features events ranging from music, theatre, art, and history, as well as humanities-, health- and economic-related discussions. Highlights to date include: former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, distinguished violinist Rachel Barton Pine, WGN personality John Williams, PBS host and journalist Phil Ponce, author and lecturer Eboo Patel (a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships), entertainer Ron Hawking, The Pacifica String Quartet, award-winning violinist William Hagen, architectural historian Geoffrey Baer, and many others, including talented artists and speakers from the area as well as Barrington High School and local youth dance and choral groups.

Our 3rd Thursdays Art Night Out series features local artist exhibitions with works for sale each third Thursday of the month during the cultural season. These free events offer an opportunity to gather and meet the artists and include complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. This series has been incredibly well received, and we are excited to continue to see it grow and expand.