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. Perfect for: - Photo Sessions - Presentations - Pop-ups - Exhibitions - Film Shoot - 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.
There is a $200 one time fee if the art work is to be removed. For additional services/amenities please contact email@example.com Sorry, I do not rent to individual artists - I do rent to established groups of artists and various other venues. EVENING HOURS CAN BE ARRANGED
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!
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.
Tom, Thank you so much for allowing me to use your beautiful gallery for my film shoot and bringing in extras and collaborating with me from artist to artist. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I hope that the final product of my film breathes life into your studio and provides a worthy medium to showcase your work. Hope to see you soon and keep in touch, Tom! Best, CJT
First off we would love to thank Tom again for providing allowing us to use your gallery for our food social. Everyone loved the art, aesthetic and thinks you're awesome. We will back again in a few months because we love this place so much. Highly recommended.