10.21.2015

Tickets now available for Wright Plus 2016, May 21, 2016

Tickets on sale now for the Great American Housewalk
Wright Plus 2016 highlights Wright’s studio architects



Tickets are now available for Wright Plus 2016, the Great American Housewalk featuring private homes and public buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the architects who worked in his studio.

The annual architectural housewalk takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois.

The focus for the 2016 walk is Wright and his Studio. In addition to Wright-designed buildings, Wright Plus events will showcase the works of William E. Drummond, John S. Van Bergen and Barry Byrne, all prominent architects who worked in Wright’s Oak Park studio. The popular Wright Plus Friday Excursion will focus on Wright collaborator, artist Alfonso Iannelli.

Two private residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are confirmed for Wright Plus 2016, including the Harry S. Adams House(1913), a classic Prairie-style residence, and the Thomas Gale House (1892), an early Wright bootleg house never before featured on Wright Plus.

Also on the Wright Plus tour is the place where Wright’s innovative Prairie homes were conceived and his studio architects worked:Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio. Wright Plus tickets include entry to Wright’s Prairie-style masterpiece, the Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

Bonuses for Wright Plus 2016 ticket-holders include:

· The River Forest United Methodist Church, which Drummond designed in 1912, open on Saturday during the housewalk.

· Byrne’s St. Thomas the Apostle Church (1922) in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, open 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016.

Additional private homes on the Wright Plus Great American Housewalk will be announced.

Tickets are $110 each and $95 for members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Transportation between Oak Park and River Forest is included in the ticket. For more information, visit flwright.org.

The following events are also on tap for Wright Plus:

The Ultimate Plus Weekend Package, May 19-22, 2016 is an extended weekend of one-of-a-kind architectural experiences, including six exclusive events and preferred admission to each site on the May 21 Housewalk, hotel accommodations and transportation. A highlight of the weekend is the Exclusively Wright Dinner on the evening of the Housewalk, when guests enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by an acclaimed chef in a privately owned Frank Lloyd Wright home. This year’s Ultimate Plus package will include a Friday, May 20, 2016 day trip to Racine, Wis. to tour Wright’s S.C. Johnson Administration Building (1936) and Research Tower (1944), plus the privately owned Thomas P. Hardy House (1915). For more information, visit flwright.org.

Limited spots are available on the popular Friday Excursion, Modern Renaissance Man: Alfonso Iannelli in Park Ridge on Friday, May 20, a separate Wright Plus event open to all. This day trip to Park Ridge, Ill., will cover the work of Alfonso Iannelli (1888-1965), who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright on his Midway Gardens project. Iannelli was a prolific and versatile designer whose work reflects the evolution of contemporary design over the first half the 20th century. The tour includes the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center, the Pickwick Theater (1928) and Cedar Court Cottages (c.1923). For more information, visit flwright.org