Date: November 4-7, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL
Spots: 20 spots only!
Member Price: $475 per person; Non-Member Price: $575 per person
For safety and accordance with the CDC health guidelines, a mask will be required and social distancing will be practiced for all live events.
Join ARCS for this small group travel opportunity to Chicago, IL! Arrive the evening of November 4, 2021 because we will start early on Friday, November 5th.
Friday, November 5th
8:30 AM – 6 PM: We’ll begin with a visit to the Thomas McCormick Gallery for a seminar on and viewing of his collection of Saltillo Sarapes along with plenty of time for questions. We’ll also get to visit with him about his adventures in antique picking, rugs and art. We’ll have lunch afterwards and then head over to Teddy Varndell’s textile mill where he will show all of his great old textile machines hard at work along, many of which are 100 years old! We will also get to see natural dye demonstrations. Our last stop will be Teddy’s shop for happy hour where we get to check out his rug and textile inventory.
Saturday, November 6th
8:30 AM – 1 PM: We will start our morning with a trip to Minasian Rug Care for a visit to their wash facility and excellent rug showroom. We will then head over to Heirloom Oriental Rug Specialists to visit Roberto Mora and see his day-to-day rug cleaning operations! Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
This is such a rare opportunity and only 20 spots are available! We hope you can join us! Sign up today!
Price includes transportation to and from each location noted above, lunch, and happy hour on Friday only.
Roberto Mora’s rug cleaning plant
Heirloom Oriental Rug
2027 Johns Drive, Unit A
Glenview, IL 60025
Teddy Vandell’s Textile Mill & Shop
2101 N. Monitor
Chicago, IL 60639
Thomas McCormick Gallery
835 West Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
Minasian Rug Company
1244 Chicago Ave,
Evanston, IL 60202