Online Advertising regularly tops Google searches for any art-related searches, such as for openings, exhibitions, art news and more, and CGN maintains a reputation as the central, up-to-date resource for art events, news and more. 

Advertising on our site is an effective, affordable and local way of targeting a sophisticated, cultural audience. We boast excellent visitor loyalty and engagement, and we reached all-time traffic highs in 2019. 

To make reservations email us or call 312.649.0064



• Our fully responsive site reached 100,000 users in 2019 (and we're still on track to reach 100,000 as of Sept 2020)
• CGN users spend a lot of time engaging with our content, averaging 2 min 20 seconds. According to Nielsen Norman Group, most visitors to other sites stay less than 59 seconds. 
• 56% of our online readers are female
• 44% of our online readers are between 18-34; 45% are between 35-64
• Our readers' top interests, other than art: theater, dining, design, real estate 
• 14,000 more users visited our website in 2019 compared to 2018 (100K in 2019 vs 86K in 2018). In the 1st 2 months of 2020 we are already up 42% compared to the same period in 2019 (and it's winter!)

CGN calendar events are pushed to Google's mobile event finder, so openings and exhibition info is viewed widely. When people search for Chicago art, they often find CGN even before individual websites. Calendar events are also shared twice weekly through our popular newsletters. 

Statistics updated September 2020 via Google Analytics.


Placements and Pricing

Following are several engaging and visible options for advertising on, from exclusive homepage features to banner ads, social media posts, and online art listings. 


CGN Homepage Feature

For arts groups and individuals, we offer tailored, one-week long, editorial-style spots on CGN's homepage that are linked to an organization/event page including unlimited text and additional info. Limited availability.


- One key image linked to a CGN event page
- Title of your event in the rotating headline position
- Image specs: 975 W x 605 H pixels, 72dpi, JPG
- Copy specs: 30 words or text taken from listing/event description 


Website Ads 

Digital Ads run on a 4 week time-frame. Materials may be changed out as needed. Ads may also be purchased as part of print + online packages.

– Headline Banner: top of Calendar / News / article pages  | $250/month

– Vertical Sidebar: rotating; anchored to move down the page with user  | $150/month

– In Between Banner: amongst Calendar / News  | $150/month



Social Media Partner Posts

– Facebook (@ChicagoGalleryNews – 3,800+ followers) – $50/ea 

– Instagram (@ChiGalleryNews – 3,600 followers) – $50/ea

– Twitter (@ChiGalleryNews – 7,700+ followers) – $50/ea 


One-time Gallery / Museum / Studio Listing  | $75

This is a good resource for promoting an event that lasts less than one month.

For all arts listing options click here.


Return to review CGN advertising + listing options here

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