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Sasha A.

"...from start to finish! Any questions I had prior to the day she answered for me and made the process of planning my own pop-up exhibition much smoother. The space was clean and ready to go when I arrived. QY was an overall wonderful host. No complaints!! Thank you..."

Malik F.

"...Perfect spot for my pop-ups..."

Featured pop up retail spaces

Studio & White Box Theater in Old Town
Goose Island
101

**No Alcohol | No Parties | Creative Use Only** Events during 2020 may be affected by Covid-19 guidelines for the City of Chicago. Please inquire by message before sending a booking request. As of Aug. 2020, we are only able to have 10 people in...

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BoHo Chic Event Space @ Logan Square Creative Studio
Logan Square
103

WE CAN WAIVE CLEANING FEES IF SPACE IS LEFT CLEAN The studio is set up for photography/videography. It is also set up as an event space. Ideal for pop up's, intimate birthday parties, performances as well as a place to host meeting. The studio's east...

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Newly Renovated ! Amazing Location, Unique Lincoln Park Loft Like Space
Lincoln Park
349

...includes (ut is not limited to): baby showers, bridal showers, first birthday parties, kids birthday parties, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, pop-up shops, book clubs, photo shoots, film shoots, birthday party venue, baptism and christening party venue, small wedding venue, cooking classes, supper...

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Goose Island Warehouse Space with Ample Natural Light
Goose Island
36

Our unique Goose Island space is utilized as a storage facility with an open, 4500 square foot warehouse space filled with natural light via southwest-facing block windows and large skylights throughout. The floors in the warehouse space are concrete with both white painted brick and...

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Inspirational and Raw Urban Warehouse
Humboldt Park
69

Industrial raw WAREHOUSE space located in West Humboldt Park. Hosting events since 2014. Photo shoots, Music Videos, Small Private Parties. Kids special event parties! Maximum capacity is 20 due to safety guidelines related to Covid. 5400 square foot warehouse frame can accommodate a group with...

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Homey Event Space Located in the Heart of Humboldt Park
Humboldt Park
60

Event space meets community center. From families to organizations and everyone in-between, we have over 1700 square feet of space perfect for you! Whether throwing a baby shower, hosting a reception or celebrating a birthday, this is a unique venue for any occasion. Located in...

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Gallery w/ 14' Ceilings & Hardwood Floors in W O W District
West Town
15

...is in the center of a thriving neighorhood of artists, restaurants, interesting shops, and boutiques. Experience hosting: Network events, mixers, creative presentations, pop-ups, exhibitions, professional Gatherings, intimate Weddings History of the Space: In 2006 I gave up my beautiful Northside apartment and started to...

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VERSATILE GALLERY IN THE HEART OF LOGAN SQUARE
Logan Square
72

...till 2am. The rate for that night is $300hour Perfect space for variety of uses: Private parties, Baby shower, Bridal shower, Performances, Pop-up shop, Photo shoot, Trunk show, Small wedding, Bar & Bat mitzvah, Corporate event, Dinner party, Cocktail party, Film shoot, Fitness class, Meeting...

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South Loop Art Gallery just a few blocks from Grant Park
Chicago Loop
5

Surrounded by several art colleges and public murals, this storefront gallery is part of the newly recognized Wabash Arts Corridor. This intimate space of 350 sq.ft. is perfect for networking events, record release gatherings, pop up shops, or your own curated art exhibition. Conveniently located...

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What people say about pop up retail spaces on Peerspace

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12/13/2018
Victoria H.

Space: Mission Loft Creative Studi...

"...Second time visiting the Mission Loft, it's the perfect space for everything from pop-up shop to photo shoot. Especially love the lighting in the space. Michael and his assistant were wonderfully helpful. Hope to visit the space again soon..."

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02/10/2019
Kameron B.

Space: Taj Mahal Inspired Restaurant

"...This is the pefect location for a film shoot, music video, pop-up event, etc. Shahan was an extremely friendly host. Will definitely be using this space again in the future! 5/5..."

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07/30/2018
Bryant Tyler E.

Space: Spacious Rustic Hall near L...

"...Our ALL NEW Shoreline SESH Summertime SESH Summer SESH Cali Event Series Hosting New Innovative Wellness Product Brands, Private Parties Networking Exclusive Brands and PopUps! Looking Forward to Booking Your Space Again ASAP..."

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10/07/2017
Samantha D.

Space: Luxury Full Floor Loft With...

"...Such a beautiful space that's perfect for your small pop-up event. Marcelo and Marisol are extremely helpful throughout the process, from showing me the space before booking, to helping us set-up the day of. Highly recommend..."

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11/24/2019
Johnathan S.

Space: Spacious Lofted Lounge with...

"...Beautiful space. Super big great for pop-ups. Easy access! The staff amazing..."

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09/27/2018
Brandon D.

Space: Downtown Loft Next Door To ...

"...Rocky was great. Helped me into the space and setup my equipment for my pop-up meeting, that I scheduled 90 minutes before..."

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05/20/2019
Dominique C.

Space: Urban Art Gallery Space Nex...

"...was perfect for what we needed. The owner provided full services from hanging art work to producing and installing wall text. Made the short pop-up so much easier for us to manage. Will definitely be back..."

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03/25/2018
Brooke J.

Space: Empty Usable Space with Nat...

"...hesitation. And the rental price was very reasonable. The space is great for many types of events but we used it as a retail pop-up. The location is fantastic because it's near other local shops and has lots of traffic passing by on the roads as well as..."

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10/29/2018
Andrea S.

Space: White & Bright Gallery Space

"...booked this gallery space for a pop-up art exhibition that took place last night and I can't say enough wonderful things about the space and the Alison, the host. The space is beautiful, clean and in a great neighborhood. It has vibe that is both professional and warm..."

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03/25/2018
Kimhostdesigner C.

Space: Perfect for Pretty Parties

"...Justine was an absolute delight to work with and made our experience easy and fun! This was the perfect location and venue for our pop-Up shop and we were supported every step of the way! Can’t thank her enough for all the help and encouragement..."

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06/15/2019
Allison S.

Space: Storefront Gallery in Up & ...

"...This space was perfect for my handmade furniture pop-up launch. Stan went above and beyond to prepare the space for my event. He was very accommodating, easy to contact and beyond helpful..."

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12/03/2018
Sarah L.

Space: Creative Storefront in Chin...

"...This space was perfect for my pop-up shop! It was super clean and exactly as the photos showed. It was easy to park in front of the shop to load in, too. Would definitely return..."

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12/07/2019
Clarissa G.

Space: Creative Space in Downtown ...

"...hosted my pop-up and toy drive at California design firm. Tosh the owner was a great host. He was gracious to allow us to come a day before drop off items and allowed us to come early the day of the event. He was present throughout the event in..."

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02/23/2020
Rachie K.

Space: Industrial studio in the De...

"...We loved working with Ryan! Awesome place! Great for a pop-up event..."

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05/21/2018
Lori S.

Space: Bright and Airy Highland Pa...

"...Brian was very helpful, as this was the first time I curated a pop-up event. Our event was a retail pop with 5 local LA fashion designers. Brian provided lighting, tables, chairs and other items required for setup. Unloading and loading of merchandise was easy, as we had plenty..."

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11/24/2019
Aaron P.

Space: East Village Retail Storefront

"...This was my very first pop-up so I went into it a little frightened. Darka made herself available to show me the space...and it was perfect. Modern, fresh and clean with a very NYC artsy vibe. Darka was amazing and she made the whole experience easy. She has..."

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06/09/2017
Stephanie W.

Space: Midtown Event Space with Na...

"...This event space was the perfect raw space for our pop-up art exhibit and panel discussion. We were really able to transform the space. Guests walked away from the night really impressed with the space. Juan and Laura were great throughout the process..."

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04/21/2019
Ghazal T.

Space: Elegant Bay Bridge Event Space

"...Elegant space with clean and modern outlook and great for any type of events you think of. I had my popup fundraising event at the beautiful lounge and had a very good experience working with the management to plan and reserve the space. Very fast, professional and convinient communication with..."

Frequently Asked Questions

Chicago is a lovely place to host Pop-Ups. With 80+ spaces available for rent in neighborhoods across the city, you can find just the space you imagined at your budget.

Since planning Pop-Ups is different in every city, here are a few things to keep in mind as you go:

How much does a pop up retail space cost to rent in Chicago?

Having a Pop-Up in Chicago costs an average of $178 per hour for the venue. You can find smaller spaces (8 people or less) for closer to $136 and larger spaces (66 or more) run about $235 per hour.

How long do Pop-Ups run in Chicago?

Most Pop-Ups get started between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and run 4 hours 45 minutes in length. pop up retail spaces in Chicago tend to run slightly larger than average with 37 attendees.

How do I find a pop up retail space to rent in Chicago?

You can find just about any type of space in Chicago, but the most popular for Pop-Ups are outdoor event venues and outdoor party venues. We’d guess there are a few of both in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, seeing that it’s the reigning hot-spot for pop up retail spaces.

How popular are Pop-Ups in Chicago?

Chicago Peerspace hosts have welcomed 52400+ people into their pop up retail spaces with an average review of 5.0 stars across 1068 reviewers. 97% of guests said they would book again.