Storefront gallery in Chicago's up and coming W O W district. This 1400 sq. ft. space boasts 14' ceiling, hardwood floors, first floor and easy street access.The studio/gallery is in the center of a thriving neighborhood of artists, restaurants, interesting shops and boutiques. Experience hosting: Photography sessions, exhibitions, film | interview | product shoots, theatre performance/practice History of the Space: In 2006 I gave up my beautiful Northside apartment and started to renovate a North Avenue studio space. It took approximately a year to get it into gallery shape. At about this time C4, a local children's help group, approached me to do charcoal portraits of some of their charges. The idea was to create the portraits and display them in my new gallery space along with some of the children's own work. The exhibit was a resounding success. 2008 brought a grand alliance of Redmoon theater and myself. It was a lifelong dream come true. This began an eight year saga of designing and building sets and props for the renowned theater group. Projects included complete sets for "An Elephant and a Whale" produced at the Ruth Page theater, elaborate machines used in the production of "Wooden Toy" a music video by Amon Tobin, and countless items used in other RM productions. In 2010 The School of the Art institute officially designated the gallery a place for student exhibitions. Working directly with the students I have helped them mount 8 different shows in the last seven years. Additionally several theater, dance and music groups have staged performances in the space as it continues to be a desirable and sought after place for a myriad of arts organizations as well as private events. Lastly, I am proud to say I have been a full time working artist in this environment, creating objects of art on a daily basis.
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Sebastian D. booked a graduation party for 35 people
What a gem! The place has a lot of character and was perfect for our graduation party. Tom is an amazing host, extremely accomodating and a pleasant personality. We will definitely rent out the place again for any future events.
Summer Q. booked an art exhibit for 60 people
It was great experience working with Tom Robinson. He was very helpful from beginning to end. I couldn't have asked for a better place for my 1st solo art exhibit.
Rommie J. booked an event for 2 people
Wow, what a host! Tom was extremely helpful and generous in helping me plan and set up for my event (it was a "show" for my girlfriend with the plan to propose at the end). When planning, he always responded within the hour and was VERY flexible with when we could meet. When setting up, you can just tell he has been in the business for years as he offered numerous suggestions and even helped me set up. If you want a host that will take time to listen to your needs, accommodate your plans, and then let you enjoy your night, then Tom is your guy. Before I forget, the space is also awesome! I didn't even have to use the entire studio! You can have food catered and he has a great music system with Bluetooth that you can use (I certainly did). Thanks Tom!
Junior G. booked an event for 60 people
Tom was very very helpful for the event I had planned! Let me set up ahead of time, very attentive, great communication, and just a great host and amazing artist! Space is beautiful! Would definitely book again! Thank you for everything Tom!
Julie S. booked an event for 35 people
Tom was super helpful and instrumental in pulling off the not only the birthday party, but also the surprise! He also let me drop off things before the event and was very flexible in timing. Would definitely recommend it for a special occasion!
Luka D. booked an event for 45 people
First and foremost the space was lovely, and has great lighting that makes it come to life as the evening neared. Tom was absolutely great and helped both setup and hang the show, he has literally been professionally hanging painting for longer than I have been alive. I would highly recommend this space and there is not anyone easier to be able to book with than Tom, in addition to being an artist he also understands and gets the community well and is well connected to the local market.