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Chicago Arts District

Chicagoartsdistrict
District
South Side
Specialties
Performance, Photography, Jewelry, Emerging, Installations, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Address
1945 S. Halsted
Chicago (60608)
Telephone
312-738-8000
Contact
Cynthia West
Email
info@chicagoartsdistrict.org
Website
www.chicagoartsdistrict.org
Hours
Office Hours: M-F, 9-5; event hours vary, check website for more details

Since the early 1960s, South Halsted Street near 18th Street has been home to a large number of artists living and working in the mixed-use artists’ community known as the Chicago Arts District. Launched by the Podmajersky family, this cluster of street-level art galleries and upper floor studios put the Pilsen neighborhood on the map as a go-to art destination. 

On the second Friday of each month approximately 25 artists, designers, and tastemakers open their studio doors to the public for 2nd Fridays Gallery Night, from 6-10pm. The event features visual and performance art, installation, photography, sculpture, collectible books, furniture, artisanal home goods and more. Outside of 2nd Fridays, most studios have weekend hours or are available by appointment. Please see our website for additional details and information on connecting with the artists.  

During 2nd Fridays, visit our info center and pick up an event map at 1945 S. Halsted, Ground Floor 

Event hours: Every 2nd Friday of the month, 6-10pm. See our website for info on additional or special events. 


Events Calendar

Upcoming:

Friday, September 8

2nd Friday Gallery Night

Opening Reception and Open Studio — 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Chicago Arts District

Friday, October 13

2nd Friday Gallery Night

Opening Reception and Open Studio — 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Chicago Arts District

Friday, November 10

2nd Friday Gallery Night

Opening Reception and Open Studio — 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Chicago Arts District

Friday, December 8

2nd Friday Gallery Night

Opening Reception and Open Studio — 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Chicago Arts District