Artists Run Chicago 2.0

Tuesday, Sep 1 – Nov 1, 2020

5020 S. Cornell
Chicago, IL 60615

HPAC re-opens its doors for limited exhibition hours starting Tuesday, September 1, 2020, with the long awaited launch of the Artists Run Chicago 2.0 exhibition, celebrating the work of 50 artist-run spaces and organizations that fuel Chicago’s independent art scene.

For the first time since 2006, all six galleries in the Art Center will be dedicated to one exhibition on view from September 1 until November 1, 2020. To mark the ten-year anniversary of the original Art Center exhibition, Artists Run Chicago (2009), this exhibition examines the motivations, trajectories, and philosophies that have made the past decade generative for new models of artist-run initiatives to exist throughout the city and suburbs.

Plan your visit:

Our exhibition is FREE and open for reservations and limited walk-ins.

Tuesday & Wednesday 12 – 6 pm:

  • 12 – 1:30 pm
  • 1:30 – 3 pm
  • 3 – 4:30 pm
  • 4:30 – 6 pm

Thursday 1 – 7 pm:

  • 1 – 2:30 pm
  • 2:30 – 4 pm
  • 4 – 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 -7 pm

Friday 10 – 4 pm:

  • 10 – 11:30 am
  • 11:30 – 1 pm
  • 1 – 2:30 pm
  • 2:30 – 4 pm


We highly encourage visitors to reserve timed tickets in advance of their visit to facilitate social distance. The first session of our exhibition viewing hours is reserved for visitors who are at higher risk of contracting Covid-19. Our capacity is lower at those times in order to develop a safer environment for vulnerable populations. 

Covid-19 visitor guidelines:

  • Masks and social distancing are required at all times during your visit. 
  • We encourage visitors to follow the directional path when possible.
  • We ask visitors to avoid high touch surfaces as much as possible and to use hand sanitizer regularly.
  • If you experience any Covid-19 related symptoms, we kindly ask that you stay at home and reschedule your visit. 
  • If you have travelled to high risk states, we ask that you quarantine at home for two weeks before visiting the Art Center. 

Artists Run Chicago 2.0 includes contributions from 50 artist-run spaces including:

062 Gallery, 4th Ward Project Space, 65Grand, ACRE Projects, Adds Donna, AMFM, Annas, Apparatus Projects, Bad@Sports, Blanc Gallery, Boundary, Chicago Art Department, Chuquimarca, Clutch, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Comfort Station, Compound Yellow, D Gallery, Devening Projects, Document, Experimental Sound Studio, F4F, The Franklin, Heaven Gallery, Iceberg Projects, Ignition Projects, Julius Caesar, Lawrence and Clark, LVL3, Mujeres Mutantes, Night Light Studios & Gallery, Nightingale Cinema, Ohklahomo, Practise, Prairie, Roman Susan, Roots and Culture, Rootwork Gallery, The Silver Room, Slow, The Suburban, Sweet Water Foundation, table, Terrain Exhibitions, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, TRQPITECA, Trunk Show, VGA Gallery, Wedge Projects, and Western Pole.

Image: Installation of work by Thomas Kong for 062. Photography courtesy of S.Y. Lim.