Suburbs / Midwest

Beyond the city limits, Chicago’s vibrant art scene extends in all directions. Universities, galleries and museums offer contemporary art exhibitions, artist residencies, and performances.

Short trips offer chances to explore the western suburbs and the North Shore. Evanston, home to Northwestern, is just 5 miles from downtown. Traveling along Sheridan Road and Highway 41 you’ll encounter galleries all the way up to Wisconsin.

Visit Oak Park on weekends to check out all the galleries on Harrison Street, or take a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

South of the city you’ll find arts non-profits as well as renowned sculpture parks.

An out-of-state drive to Wisconsin, Indiana or Michigan won’t take much longer than a trip to the suburbs, and you’ll discover all the Midwest has to offer.

A+C Architects

4840 Main St.
Skokie, IL

Artbeat Gallery

Street Art, Contemporary, Fine Prints - Contemporary, Pop, Abstract Expressionism

1409 W. Dundee Rd.,
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Plaza Verde

Art Post Gallery

Abstraction, Fine Prints - Contemporary, Chicago Scenes, Landscape, Works on Paper

984 Willow Rd., Ste. G
Willow & Waukegan Roads
(near Whole Foods & REI)
Northbrook, IL 60062

Block Museum of Art

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

Brauer Museum of Art

Valparaiso University
1709 Chapel Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College

202 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Cleve Carney Art Gallery / McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

Rental Spaces & Special Events, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber Arts / Textiles

Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery
704 Main St.
Evanston, IL 60202

Evanston Art Center

Contemporary, Ceramics, Sculpture, Installations, Crafts

1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Fashion Outlets of Chicago: The Collection

5220 Fashion Outlets Way
Rosemont, IL 60018

Fermilab Art Gallery

Kirk Rd & Pine St
Batavia, IL 60510

Komechak Art Gallery

5700 College Rd.
Kindlon Hall, fifth floor
Lisle, IL, 60532

Krannert Art Museum

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Fine and Applied Arts
500 E Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Krasl Art Center


707 Lake Blvd.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Northern Illinois University (NIU) Art Museum

Fine Prints - Contemporary, Asian

Northern Illinois University
Altgeld Hall, 1st Fl., West End
DeKalb, IL 60115

Pagoda Red (Winnetka)

Antiques, Furniture & Decorative Arts, Asian

911 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093

Perspective Group + Photography Gallery, Ltd.


1310-1/2B Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery Moraine Valley Community College

Fine and Performing Arts Center
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Rockford Art Museum

711 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103

Salon Artists Gallery

294 Main St.
Park Forest, IL 60466

Sculpture Milwaukee


Sculpture Milwaukee
c/o Milwaukee Downtown, Inc
600 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI, 53202

South Shore Arts

1040 Ridge Rd.
Munster, IN 46321
Located at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts

Tall Grass Arts Association

367 Artists Walk
Park Forest, IL 60466

Twice Baked Pottery


320 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403