Defining Cultural Ag

With each private friends & family event we hold here at Willowthorne, we feature different artists, artisans, mixologists, filmmakers, photographers and musicians.

At the Kristkindlmarkt (German-Style Christmas Market) we featured local puppeteers, candymakers, seamstresses, carolers and graphic artists.

For our Halloween Grindhouse event, we featured iconic Grindhouse slasher flicks, gore-fests that inspired filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino. We had so much fun drinking farm-inspired cocktails, drinking local small batch beer and eating amazing food while watching scary movies under the stars on comfy hay bales!

We will definitely make "movies under the stars" a regular feature during the summer and autumn months. 


At our very first farm dinner in August 2015, we were fortunate to be able to work with Dan de los Monteros, a Chicago photographer and artist, who displayed his photographs throughout the grounds. Guests were greeted with a cocktail then encouraged to mingle in the gardens and view Dan's gorgeous photos.   

Featured Artists

Check out more of Dan's beautiful pieces at