ON THE COVER: Zhou B Art Center - A Dream Realized

This article appears in the September-December 2014 issue of Chicago Gallery News

In 1973 the Zhou Brothers launched their first artistic collaboration, Journey of Dreams. During the years and exhibitions that followed, the Zhou Brothers achieved global success as artists. In 2004, to share that success, they bought and renovated an abandoned warehouse building in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. Their mission was to build a creative community that would encourage and empower emerging artists who needed space in which to work, exhibit and collaborate. The Zhou B Art Center was born. 

A decade later Bridgeport has become a dynamic Chicago art destination, monthly Third Friday open studios are must-attend events, and the center is affiliated with over  100 resident artists; it has exhibited the innovative art of more than 1,000 artists to date. 2014 is about celebrating the Zhou B Art Center at its 10th anniversary and looking ahead to the next 10 years. Everyone is invited to share the creative energy at the Zhou B Art Center this season.

Images at top: Left: ShanZuo Zhou and DaHuang Zhou, Zhou Brothers performance: Mike White Photography; Right: Exterior of the Zhou B Art Center: Erin Zhoushi, Chromacity Studios

Upcoming exhibitions and events:


September 9-October 10

Snow City Arts, Group show

Gala September 12


October 17-November 16

• Feeling is Liberty, Zhou Brothers solo show

Centerline Ten, Zhou B Artsits group show


October 18 and 19

• Bridgeport Art Walk

• Open House Chicago


Zhou B Art Center

1029 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609

Tel 773-523-0200 • Gallery hours: M-Sa 10-5