Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World Public Grand Opening Celebration

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Cantigny Park hosts a public Grand Opening Celebration for the five-month installation Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World 12-6pm Sunday, June 12

The day includes the opportunity to:

* Meet the artists who created the amazing 48 alebrije sculptures from Mexico City located throughout the Cantigny gardens and grounds. Throughout the day and coming weeks, the master artists will be working on an all-new alebrije, created from scratch at the south end of the McCormick Allée.

* Enjoy dance performances at two locations in the park will featuring eight different folkloric dance groups of all ages from throughout Illinois, representing dance customs from multiple regions of Mexico.

   At the First Division Museum Tank Park

   12:30 pm: Ballet Folklorico D33, West Chicago
   1:30 pm: Ballet Folklorico Xochipitzahuatl, Glendale Heights
   2:30 pm: Chanellos, Chicago
   4:30 pm: Tonantzin Nueva Generacion Polka, Posen

   At the Gold Pond

   1 pm: Oaxaca, West Chicago
   2 pm: Ballet Folklorico Sones Mexicanos, Melrose Park
   3 pm: Ballet Folklorico New Generation, Bolingbrook
   5 pm: Ballet Folklorico Mexico en la Piel de Waukegan

* Create a multicolor print with the help of an Instituto Grafico de Chicago member, using various block combinations for colorful Alebrije print. Visitors can purchase a  shirt. IGC will have various blocks to create a costume design. Fees may apply.

Multiple food trucks and food stations will be located outside the Cantigny Visitors Center, along with beverage stands.

Parking at Cantigny is $10/car.Off-site parking at the DuPage County Complex off of County Farm Road is free. Buses will circulate between the Complex and Cantigny Park from 11:30 am until 6:30 pm.

Running Time
12 noon-6 p.m.
Dance Styles
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 668-5161