Activities and events for every age group occur year round at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Whether you're interested in learning more about our collection of contemporary sculpture, experiencing the most unique cocktail party of the season or helping to restore our prairie, we have something for you.

SWD 2019


Sculpture, Wine & Dine 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

For sponsorship and ticket information contact:

Myisha Meeks



Become a Sponsor for SWD 2019 - pdf

2019 Upcoming Events

Call for Artists: Prairie Pathways to theNate - deadline June 1, 2019

pdf with details

online entry form

send jpegs to

make check payable to "NMSP - GSU Foundation" and mail to: Jeff Stevenson, NMSP/GSU, 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484


An Entry will be considered complete when all components are received: $25 check via USPS, entry information via online entry form, and jpegs of work via email.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Summer Solstice Sunset Celebration - arrive around 6:30 p.m. "Ravinia" style (bring your own picnic snacks and beverages) enjoy ambient tunes with our guest DJ next to the bonfire near the lake, take a walk around the park and watch the sun go down through the geometric angles of "Phoenix" which is sited to frame the sunset on the Solstice. FREE family friendly event.

Donate to Nathan Manilow Sculpture park

The Second Tuesday of every month June - October

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Join Liz Smith of for an opportunity to merge yoga, meditation and creative expression. Begin with a 45-minute yoga class designed for individuals with all-levels of yoga experience. Following class, you will be led through a walking meditation in the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Participants will stop at each piece of art for a guided meditation designed to inspire creativity, peace and artistic expression.

Be sure to dress comfortably to move and walk. Participants should be able to bear weight in the hands and kneel. Bring water and a yoga mat. If you do not have one, extras will be available. 

The event will be rescheduled if it rains.

Suggested donation of:
$10 per person

Yoga and Walking Meditation Flyer pdf

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sculpture, Wine & Dine