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Ragdale Foundation

Ragdale Foundation's Building
Ragdale Foundation's Room
Ragdale Foundation's Space
Ragdale Foundation's Artist
Location USA / Illinois
Established 1976
Tel +1 847 234 1063
Website Ragdale Foundation Website
Address 1260 N. Green Bay Road Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States
Ragdale is a non-profit artists’ community located on architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s country estate in Lake Forest, 30 miles north of Chicago. In 1976, Shaw’s granddaughter, Alice Judson Hayes, transformed her family’s summer home into an artist’s retreat to provide time and space for artists to create important new work.


Number of Residents 12
Studio Type Live-work space
Other Facilities Wi-Fi internet. Communal spaces (living rooms, dining rooms, etc.) are for shared use among residents. Laundry facilities are provided in both houses as is a communal computer and printer. Dinner is provided five nights a week, Monday through Friday.


Nearest Airport Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Nearest Station Lake Forest Station