Category: Chicago Art Galleries

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 »

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 »

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 »

UNDONE, live at Pilsen Yards

Physical art shows are so yesterday, at least in today’s world. While Artist Replete operates as an online art gallery, I bet they prefer in-person when it comes to shows. Regardless, it’s a thrill they are hosting their first virtual art show, UNDONE, featuring artists Jenny Vyas and Rawooh. Artist Replete is here for artists Artist Replete... Read more »

A new movement is hatched

A relatively new movement is born in Chicago even though it has been an idea for years. The movement became public knowledge in June when the protests were active against police brutality. I wanted to know more after receiving an invite to the Pilsen 16th St. & Peoria Project, so I asked the founder of... Read more »

Is Oprah back in the West Loop?

I have always been fascinated with Oprah Winfrey. Despite growing up in poverty, she rose to the top. I admire her tenacity and ability to accomplish so much on many levels. I have several fond Chicago memories related to her that go back about 10 years. My mom, aunt, and cousin came for a visit... Read more »

ShowPlace ICON Theatre, Repurposed

The ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Roosevelt Collection Shops isn’t currently open due to the pandemic. Just because the interior is temporarily closed, doesn’t mean visiting isn’t warranted, especially if you’re smitten with art. An uplifting makeover The ICON received a makeover with the addition of uplifting murals thanks to the direction of Beth Swanson. Beth... Read more »

Event of the season — "Paint It Up Art Weekend"

There are many reasons to explore a gem like Uptown (think art, food, architecture, and rich history). I recently explored the art scene in Uptown, as the murals are abundant and flourishing. I started at the Clifton Street Art Gallery to see the new additions since my last visit. The gallery offers a nice variety of... Read more »