Fine Art of Retirement

Though The Garlands is just a walk away from downtown Barrington and a car or train ride away from the world-class art scene of Chicago, we think you’ll find some of your favorite entertainment right here, where culture is right at your doorstep.
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Pick up an old hobby or strike out in a new creative direction. Let the The Garlands Art Studio inspire as you express yourself through oil, pastel, clay, stained glass or whatever you choose. Surf the net, invite the grandchildren over for a dip in the pool or nurture a green thumb. Whatever your fancy, our activity offerings are as diverse as our members. Carpe diem!

Surround Sound Theater

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Enjoy the ultimate big screen experience in our luxurious, state-of-the art surround sound theater.

Art Studio

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The Garlands art studio offers the space, tools and instruction to inspire your creativity.

Woodworking

GARL_LS-0050Here experienced craftsmen and beginners alike share their common interests.

Travel Club


Enjoy the journey and the destination with friends who share your enthusiasm and really do want to look at all of your vacation photos!

Gallery at the Garlands

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A rotating exhibit of local and regional artists’ work.

Center for Performing Arts

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Enjoy music, dance, comedy and dinner theater at The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

Lifelong Learning Center

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The Garlands Lifelong Learning Center provides educational opportunities to stimulate the mind and enlighten the soul.

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The Garlands Lifelong Learning Center provides educational opportunities to stimulate the mind and enlighten the soul.