Art Neighbourhoods of Chicago


Located on Lake Michigan, Chicago is one of the largest cities in the US. Tall skyscrapers with a bold architecture dominate its skyline. It's not just these that make the city popular. It's a hub for art and culture too! Chicago is renowned for its museums and art galleries.

You can find art in every nook and corner of Chicago. Housed in museums, public places and street corners, there's art everywhere in Chicago. It's the place to visit for art lovers. If art is part of life blood of Chicago, how can there not be art galleries. One can find numerous art galleries in the city.


Here we list some of the prominent locations in Chicago that have emerged as hotspots for art galleries you must visit when in Chicago.


1. Pilsen
This neighborhood has numerous modern art galleries, mostly showcasing young artists. In Pilsen, there are around three dozen artist-run galleries. This is the Chicago Arts District. If you  happen to be in Chicago on the second Friday of the month, you can take part in the art gallery walks to exlpore in a more engaging manner.


2. Bridgeport & Hyde Park
Bridgeport Art Center and Zhou B Art Center are the prominent art galleries here. In Hyde Park, you can find some contemporary works from Chicago artists at Hyde Park Art Center and Logan Center.

3. River North
It's teeming with art galleries to be explored. On the first Thursday of every month, there's an art crawl and open house by Brave New Art World. Here you might not want to miss Ken Saunders Gallery with luminous bowls and glass artworks. The Project Room offers an astonishing window to Tibetan and Cuban worlds. Visit the Richard Norton Gallery for modern paintings.

4. West Loop
Here art houses are jostling for space amid commercial hives. Some prominent places here are Threewalls, Vertical Gallery & Carrie Secrist Gallery.

5. Bucktown/Wicker Park
If you tend to patronize the outlier, Bucktown/Wicker Park is the art neighbourhood in Chicago. Intuit - The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art for folk art, Monique Meloche Gallery for mixed-media works, Eyeporium Gallery with its eyewear retail store mixed with art, artist residence Flat Iron Arts Building.