The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust celebrated the 36th anniversary of Wright Plus May 16, and thanks to the supportive communities of Oak Park and River Forest, the fundraiser was again at capacity. The overwhelming demand is a compliment to the legacy, culture and people of our remarkable communities.
Wright Plus weekend is a renowned event that celebrates the architectural wonders of Oak Park and River Forest, and welcomes guests from around the world. However, if not for the support of the residents, businesses, and arts and cultural attractions that complete the event, it would not be the success it is today.
The thoughtfulness of our staff, volunteers and neighbors provides an inviting environment. The homeowners who generously open their homes for Wright Plus present an experience unmatched in hospitality and architectural brilliance, and the more than 500 volunteers who donate many hours of planning, research and engagement create a festive day that operates seamlessly for guests.
Everyone at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust thanks the Wright Plus supporters. Thank you to the Wednesday Journal for early coverage leading up to the event. The housewalk story provided excellent coverage of the architecture featured in this year’s Wright Plus.
Thank you to the Carleton of Oak Park, official hotel of Wright Plus 2010, and to our sponsors: Architectural Digest, American Airlines, Winberie’s, Visit Oak Park, Marvin Windows and Baird & Warner.
As a nonprofit organization, the funds raised during Wright Plus weekend provide critical support for the Preservation Trust’s museums: the Home and Studio in Oak Park and Wright’s Robie House in Chicago, including preservation and programs that open the sites to the public in new, dynamic and engaging ways. Thank you to all who participated. The weekend is a proud public celebration of our heritage.
Joan B. Mercuri
President and CEO,
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust