Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC)

Hyde Park Art Center is a hub for contemporary arts in Chicago, serving as a gathering and production space for artists and the broader community to cultivate ideas, impact social change, and connect with new networks. The Art Center functions as an amplifier for today and tomorrow’s creative voices, providing the space to cultivate and create new work and connections. HPAC has been a leader in advancing contemporary visual art in Chicago since 1939.

With an expansive reach and bold personality, HPAC brings artists and communities together to support creativity at every level. As an open forum for exploring the artistic process, the Art Center fosters creativity through making, learning about, seeing, and discussing art—all under one roof.

Our mission is to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago.

Each year HPAC unveils 20 exhibitions, offers 200+ studio classes, hosts artists from around the world, welcomes 45,000 visitors, and holds 200+ free events.

Summer 2020: 

Registration is now open for our online summer term. Classes run June 22 - August 16.

All of our online classes will be community-supported. We ask that students and families  contribute what you can. Thank you for contributing as generously as you're able. Offerings include Drawing for Sculpture: Portrait and Figure; Family Art Hour; Zero Waste Weaving

Classes fill fast, so register today!


To read CGN's 2018 interview with Executive Director Kate Lorenz click here

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