Category: Chicago Art Galleries

Artist feature - Jamiah Calvin

Artist feature - Jamiah Calvin
Jamiah Calvin focuses on figurative drawing and painting. He also dabbles with oil on copper. I discovered his gift last year during the unrest over the shocking murder of George Floyd. The aspect of Jamiah’s art that fascinates me the most is the detailed facial expressions of his subjects. I believe all of his portraits... Read more »

A memorable night in West Town

A memorable night in West Town
The rain was relentless, but that didn’t discourage me from the marvelous plans I had. The evening would begin at Split-Rail, followed by an opening reception for Overbite Studio at the Martin. It’s so convenient that both venues are in the same building. I was immediately attracted to the structure, and it photographs nicely even... Read more »

An Albany Park Experience

An Albany Park Experience
I discovered this community from attending the Albany Park World Fest when it was being held many years ago (can someone bring it back?). What a great cultural experience this was, thanks to the outstanding music lineup, ethnic food stands, and people. The festival made me fall in love with this eclectic neighborhood, so it’s a... Read more »
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Sip while browsing the art

Sip while browsing the art
I can’t help but smile when I enter Your Happy Place Liquors. I feel instant joy seeing works of art by local artists throughout, along with a splash of yellow walls. There are other goods from artists for sale, like sticker packs. The owners have an appreciation for the arts, and it shows. And, who... Read more »

A Blue Moon Samhain Bash

A Blue Moon Samhain Bash
The wow factor was high upon catching sight of the Blue Moon Art Gallery and Healing Spa in person. I invited myself over for a tour after seeing many artists post their work from here. The gallery and healing spa are within a private residence in the Albany Park neighborhood. Owners Seven and Ella created... Read more »

Pendry brings artists to neighborhoods

Pendry brings artists to neighborhoods
I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Pendry Chicago. Pendry partnered with five local artists to paint live at locations throughout the city. The goal was to allow the community to take part, and the finished pieces will be on display at Pendry in June. This is what Chicago needs more of!... Read more »
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A day full of masterpieces

Mural by @dredske Milwaukee Avenue had not been the same since Revolution Brewing – Brewpub closed their doors for the winter. The pub reopened on April 7th and I was thirsty! I took a day off from work to celebrate, arriving the moment they opened to secure a prime window seat. I didn’t need a... Read more »

Wabash Arts Corridor wants your vote!

“China Truborn” by Louise Jones I have some exciting news and I hope you will share my enthusiasm. Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) has been nominated for USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2021 Award for best arts district. I have been a fan of WAC for years and tickled pink for their well-deserved nomination. Who is... Read more »

Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery is pure bliss

Once you step foot inside Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery, you will immediately unwind. The space is casual and engaging with friendly staff ready to offer their knowledge. You might even run into an adorable dog while you are browsing. I’m not exaggerating when I say this place is pure bliss. What’s it like inside? Currently, there are... Read more »
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Garage door splendor in West Town

It’s no secret I am fond of alleys. No matter where I travel, I hunt them down. I have found impressive street art hiding behind storefronts, and the suspense of not knowing what lies ahead is part of the fun. Are painted garage doors a thing? I believe painted garage doors are catching on and... Read more »