The third biggest city in the US, Chicago has a long standing reputation for great galleries. The hot spot for arts, culture and tourism in the midwestern US, Chicago galleries are known for its contemporary yet gritty art scene.
900 N Michigan Shops, 900 N Michigan Ave, 4th floor, Chicago IL, 60611 - 312.241.1607 / artspace8.com
Mon - Sat 10 AM to 7 PM, Sun 12 PM to 6 PM
ARTSPACE 8 a new 14,000 square foot, gallery in The Gold Coast of Chicago specializing in Contemporary fine art, paintings, prints, sculpture, and works on paper from both established and emerging local artists and abroad. Situated at 900 North Michigan Avenue, ARTSPACE 8 takes a democratic approach to its affluent surroundings engaging collectors and the masses alike through curated exhibitions and events.
Devening Projects & Editions,
3039 West Carroll, Chicago, IL 60612 - 312.420.4720 / deveningprojects.com
12 PM – 5 PM on Saturdays and by appointment
Founded in 2005 as a curatorial effort, devening projects + editions now includes a Garfield Park gallery space showcasing site-specific exhibitions by international contemporary artists in every medium. Multiples by exhibiting artists often accompany these shows.
835 W. Washington Boulevard Chicago, IL 60607 USA/ 1-312-432-0708/ kavigupta.com/
Tue-Fri: 10 AM -6 PM; Sat: 11 AM.-5 PM
Kavi Gupta Gallery was established in 2002 with a focus on presenting exhibitions of international emerging and mid-career artists in all media. Currently represented artists demonstrate a strong exhibition record with museum solo shows and biennales, with works having been placed in important institutional and public collections. Since its inception, the gallery program has been supplemented by site-specific installations, public works, academic panels, and curated projects at art fairs.
Ed Paschke Art Center
5415 W Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, USA/ 1 312-533-4911/ edpaschkeartcenter.org
The mission of the Ed Paschke Art Center is to preserve and provide public access to the work of the legendary Ed Paschke; to serve as an educational resource for youth, adults, artists and academics; and to function as an accessible platform for artists to showcase their work.
Catherine Edelman Gallery
300 W Superior St # Bw, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-266-2350/ edelmangallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM- 5:30 PM
Catherine Edelman Gallery opened in 1987 quickly establishing itself as one of the leading galleries in the Midwest devoted exclusively to the art of photography. From its inception, the goal of the gallery was to exhibit prominent contemporary photographers alongside new & young talent, showcasing a broad range of subject matter and photographic techniques.
704 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-664-3406/ addingtongallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 6 PM
Addington Gallery was originally founded in 1988 as Gwenda Jay Gallery. In 1981 founder Gwenda Jay moved to Chicago and became one of River North's pioneers as co-owner of Klein Gallery before opening her own space on Superior Street in 1988. Addington Gallery has been a fixture on the Chicago art scene for 2 decades (formerly as Gwenda Jay / Addington). The gallery features work by contemporary artists from Chicago, the United States, and the world. The gallery exhibits both abstraction and realism, and many of the artists represented fall somewhere between these two definitions. Many of the artists exhibited place an emphases on process and surface. The gallery offers private consultation and home visits, and other services include artwork installation, cleaning, repair, and restoration.
Alan Koppel Gallery
806 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA/ 1 312-640-0730/ alankoppel.com
For nearly two decades, Alan Koppel Gallery has played a leading role in introducing contemporary international artists to American audiences. In addition to organizing extensive solo and group exhibitions of new work by gallery artists, the gallery maintains an inventory of select primary and secondary works by leading artists from the major movements in 20th Century American and European Art. Artists to first exhibit with us in Chicago include renown artists such as Robert Moskowitz, Bruce Conner and Jacques Villeglé, younger artists like Edward Lipski and Katharina Bosse, and the estate of Eugéne Leroy.
Andrew Bae Gallery
300 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-335-8601/ andrewbaegallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM- 6 PM
Andrew Bae Gallery is located in the heart of the River North Arts District in downtown Chicago. Since 1990, the gallery has been dedicated to introducing contemporary works by Asian artists, primarily with ties to Korea and Japan. Since its inception, the gallery has successfully established recognition from unfamiliar eyes and minds of collectors and museums around the world. Visitors to the gallery will experience a uniquely soothing environment imbued with selections, which the gallery owner Andrew Bae describes as "Asian aesthetics with universal appeal". Andrew Bae Gallery is a member of the Chicago Art Dealers Association.
Ann Nathan Gallery
212 W Superior St # 1, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-664-6622/ annnathangallery.com
For over thirty-five years, Ann Nathan Gallery has represented the work of established and emerging artists with a focus on contemporary realism in all formats - paintings, sculpture and artist-made studio furniture. The African Tribal art collection should not be missed.
ArchiTech Gallery of Architectural Art
730 N Franklin St # 200, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-475-1290/ architechgallery.com
ArchiTech, a historically comprehensive commercial gallery of architectural art, opened in Chicago's River North gallery district in 1998.ArchiTech is the exclusive dealer of exhibition portfolios and original proof prints by Hedrich Blessing, the world's foremost architectural photography firm. The gallery also features rare vintage prints by Henry Fuermann & Sons, the first photographers commissioned by Frank Lloyd Wright. From 18th Century etchings by Giovanni Piranesi to 19th Century drawings by the Parisian firm of Viollet le Duc....from masterworks by architects of the American Prairie School to original designs by the leading decorative and industrial artists of the 20th Century, ArchiTech brings nearly 300 years of architectural art to corporate and private collectors today.
Carl Hammer Gallery
740 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-266-8512/ hammergallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM
The Carl Hammer Gallery specializes in exhibiting both modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries with, historically, an emphasis on its discovery and promotion of select Outsider artists internationally. Renowned throughout the world for this unique blend of artists, their visions and their backgrounds, with additional proclivity for exhibiting artists who use figuration within their art, Carl Hammer Gallery has established a somewhat singular niche among other 21st century contemporary art gallery venues.
222 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-440-0288/ echtgallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM
ECHT GALLERY is dedicated to providing leadership in the education of studio glass and promote awareness and excellence in the arts. Formerly known as Habatat Gallery, Echt Gallery, with Karen Echt as gallery directors, is one of a few Chicago galleries specializing in fine studio glass, and is a must for collectors of this unique sculpture.
226 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-337-6262/ gruengalleries.com
Erwin Gruen has had his gallery in River North for decades, long before the district had a name. An iron forger and collector of African art, he can be seen in his forger's apron in the basement, where he creates wonderful custom pieces or upstairs, talking about the origin of a recent African treasure. The contemporary focus of the gallery is the result of the traditions established by former partner Mack Gilman, who died some years ago after serving as a veritable institution in the gallery scene for more than 30 years. Among contemporary gallery artists are the popular Stephen Hansen, Morris Barazani, Roland Poska and others. Gruen Gallery is a member of the Chicago Art Dealers Assocation.
Hilton | Asmus Contemporary
716 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-475-1788/ hilton-asmus.com
HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY specializes in contemporary paintings, works on paper, textiles, sculpture and photography featuring Chicago-based artists, as well as internationally known artists from Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean Region. Located in the River North Art District in Chicago, the gallery is at the corner of Wells and Superior.
Jean Albano Gallery
215 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-440-0770/ jeanalbanogallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Jean Albano Gallery has been a significant part of the Chicago art scene for 30 years, representing a wide range of well-known established artists as well as emerging artists. The gallery showcases work that recontextualizes objects in a non-traditional manner, using a variety of mediums and technologies.
Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc.
Lower Level, 217 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654, United States/ 1 773-671-5945/ jennifernorbackfineart.com
Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM -6 PM
Jennifer Norback Fine Art is one of the premier galleries located in Chicago’s River North arts district. Founded in 2008, JNFA specializes in representing international artists with a focus on contemporary art that recognizes the long humanist tradition of art, but is also responsive to the contemporary world. JNFA’s artists cover a wide berth of mediums and range from internationally-renowned masters to up-and-coming visionaries.
Josef Glimer Galleries
207 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-787-4640/ josefglimergallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 11 PM- 5 PM
Josef Glimer Gallery, LTD. was founded in 1978 by Josef Glimer and Jeffrey Gusfield (the former Gusfield-Glimer Galleries). It was not just a business, but an act of love-love for art history, the artists, and for the art.
325 W Huron St #315, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-266-5999/ kassmeridian.com
Kass/Meridian--a gallery of contemporary and modern prints, paintings and sculptures--offers an extensive collection of contemporary and modern 20th century American and European prints by master artists, such as Albers, Braque, Buffet, Calder, Francis… Kass/Meridian, established over 30 years ago by Alan Kass and Grace Kass, has been located in the River North area of Chicago since 1986.
Ken Saunders Gallery
230 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-573-1400/ kensaundersgallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM -5 PM
The Ken Saunders Gallery was inaugurated in August 2009 after twenty years as the Marx and Marx-Saunders Galleries. Ken Saunders joined the gallery in 1995 and in 2014 continues to be an enthusiastic and vigorous advocate for the Studio Glass Movement. The gallery exhibits sculptural works by the most innovative artists working with glass in the world. Located in the heart of Chicago’s River North Art District since 1995, the gallery was renovated in 2009 to ensure the best possible display of the ambitious artworks the artists create. The gallery is proud to have mounted significant exhibitions for many of the most distinguished artists from the Studio Glass Movement. A commitment to documenting every show the gallery mounts has lead to an archive of exhibition catalogues that traces the evolution of the movement.
Maya Polsky Gallery
480 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA/ 1 312-440-0055/ mayapolskygallery.com
Founded in 1989, Maya Polsky Gallery represents international contemporary artists, both established and emerging, who shape, inform and challenge ideas of contemporary art through an ongoing dialogue. Gallery exhibits and promote works that take a multidisciplinary approach to exploring issues of environment, gender identity, historical trajectory and narrative, and share a commitment to the critical power of figurative art. Gallery artists are collected and exhibited worldwide, with their works published as artists’ monographs, in scholarly publications and also in leading art publications.
311 W Superior St # 105, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-664-9407/ printworkschicago.com
Established in Chicago in 1980, Printworks Gallery specializes in works on paper including prints, original drawings, photography and artists’ books. Printworks Gallery represents a large number of established artists who are widely recognized. Printworks Gallery has made a commitment to promote the work of important emerging artists.Prints and drawings from Printworks Gallery have been placed in the permanent collections of major institutions around the world including the Tate Gallery in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and National Museum of American Art in Washington DC, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Australian National Gallery.
The Project Room
217 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 847-400-4626/ theprojectroompb.com
Wednesday - Saturday 12 AM - 6 PM
Patti Bartelstein is a Visual Artist and Founder of THE PROJECT ROOM. She is Artistic Director of arts & education programs, curator, workshop program developer & creative Photo-Documentarian. Patti is collaborative and creative, visionary and pragmatic, a dreamer and a doer. Her dedication to THE PROJECT ROOM focuses on investigating themes of well-executed conceptual depth by crossing disciplines and featuring often under-recognized work across the globe; specializing in the development and implementation of workshops and programs with world class leaders and facilitators, stressing upon the importance of overlapping the fine arts with the broad range of applied & liberal arts and sciences. The driving force for Patti is the priceless value of connectivity thru exploration, experiential learning and creative collaborations. The results of THE PROJECT ROOM’s programs have been proven to expose and support critical work in the creative fields which directly inspire action to positively impact our world
300 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-642-2255/ rangefindergallery.com
The Rangefinder Gallery is dedicated to un-retouched film and digital photographs from the legendary Leica M camera.
Richard Norton Galleries
theMART, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #612, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-644-8855/ richardnortongallery.com
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Richard Norton Gallery specializes in important American fine art of the early Twentieth Century. Founded in the year 2000, the gallery offers a diverse selection of Impressionist and Modern paintings drawings and sculpture. The gallery highlights the artwork of established and re-discovered artists of historical merit, and offers a broad aesthetic range of artwork including Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Realism, Abstraction, Cubism, Surrealism, and Expressionism, among others. There is an emphasis on artwork from the WPA era of the 1930s and early '40s, the American Machine Age, the Art Deco period, the American Abstract Artists group of New York and the American Scene painters of the Midwest and Great Lakes region. The gallery's selection of artwork includes a variety of themes, namely urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry and foreign travel, mural studies, architectural and design renderings, still-life compositions, figure studies, portraiture and Modern abstractions.
Russell Bowman Art Advisory
311 W Superior St # 115, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-751-9500/ bowmanart.com
Founded in 2002, Russell Bowman Art Advisory provides complete collection development and management for private collectors, corporations and institutions. Specializing in Modern, contemporary and self-taught art, services include collection planning and acquisition; private sales; and coordination of appraisals, conservation, framing and installation.
770 N LaSalle St Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-988-4033/ schneidergallerychicago.com
Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM -5 PM
Schneider Gallery is located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. With over 30 years of experience, Schneider is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography. Gallery is proud to represent artists from around the world, featuring photographers from: Argentina, Guatemala, Africa, China, Germany , and among others.
Stephen Daiter Gallery
230 W Superior St #400, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-787-3350/ stephendaitergallery.com
Wednesday - Sarurday 11 AM - 5 PM
Stephen Daiter Gallery offers fine and vintage examples of important classic American and European photography from the 20th century. Our areas of specialty are avant-garde, experimental and documentary/photojournalism. They include the Chicago School of Design, the Bauhaus, the Photo League, and the André Kertész Estate. The gallery’s contemporary program presents both classic and recent work by established mid-career artists that reflects the ever changing ideas and look of contemporary photography.
300 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-654-9900/ zggallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM -5:30 PM
New contemporary art by emerging artists working in all media. Zg Gallery is located in Chicago's River North Gallery District.
Zolla / Lieberman Gallery
325 W Huron St #1E, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-944-1990/ zollaliebermangallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 AM -5:30 PM
In 1976 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery moved to a converted loft space in a then desolate industrial neighborhood and founded the area that is now known as the River North Gallery District. It was in that inaugural year that Zolla/Lieberman Gallery gave a solo show to an unknown artist named Deborah Butterfield.
Zygman Voss Gallery
222 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA/ 1 312-787-3300/ zygmanvossgallery.com
Zygman Voss Gallery is nestled in the heart of the River North galleries in Chicago featuring original artworks of the 17th through 20th Century Masters including Rembrandt, Renoir, Whistler, Picasso, Dali, Lautrec, Chagall, Miro and Cassatt. We also exhibit contemporary artists Leonardo Nierman, Moshe Rosenthalis, Eugenia Perez del Toro, Aliza Nahor and Elsa Munoz. The gallery is multifaceted with exhibitions highlighting oil paintings, etchings, sculptures and lithographs.
33 Contemporary Gallery
1029 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA/ 1 708-837-4534/ 33contemporary.com
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Art NXT Level Projects / 33 Contemporary Gallery is a Chicago-based fine arts gallery with over ten years of experience. Our purpose is to present solo and group projects from national and international artists. We are located on the fourth floor of the Zhou B. Art Center. Art NXT Level Projects is an extension of the Art NXT Level® Strategic Group.
1029 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA/ 1 773-254-5100/ 4artinc.com
After 12 years running the 4Art Inc Gallery in January 2016 the gallery transitioned into 4Art Space. Owner/director, Robin Monique Rios, created a space where artists can continue to strive and show their work but now as a collective where each artist is their own proprietor.
1755 S Laflin St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA/ antenapilsen.com
From Tuesday to Sunday from 12 AM- 5 PM
"Antena" is a project space located in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and run by Miguel Cortez. The spanish word "antena" means a device that is a transducer designed to transmit or receive electromagnetic waves but in this case it is meant to define it as a cultural space that transmits/broadcasts symbolically art ideas, new media and installation projects on a local and global scale.
Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA/ 1 773-247-3000/ bridgeportart.com
Sunday - Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM
The Bridgeport Art Center was established in 2001 and is a visually breathtaking creative home for artists, designers, and working professionals. Located in the former Spiegel Catalog Warehouse, this 500,000 square foot building boasts high ceilings with wood beams, exposed brick, and large windows with incredible city views. This raw industrial work space is suitable for inspiration, woodworking, metal design, office spaces, and manufacturing / distribution.
Carrie Secrist Gallery
835 W Washington Blvd # 1B, Chicago, IL 60607, USA/ 1 312-491-0917/ secristgallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 AM -6 PM
Celebrating 20 years in 2012, Carrie Secrist Gallery specializes in exhibiting established and emerging contemporary artists working in all mediums.
Chicago Arts District
1945 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA/ 1 312-738-8000/ chicagoartsdistrict.org
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
The Chicago Arts District promotes the East Pilsen community as a local, national, and internationally recognized destination for art, design, and culturally related commerce and tourism. The Chicago Arts District is committed to the development of a vibrant and prosperous community of art entrepreneurs, gallerists, artists, designers and other related creative businesses.
Frederick Baker Inc.
1230 Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607, USA/ 1 312-243-2980/ frederickbakerinc.com
Frederick Baker, Inc. is the Midwest's largest gallery devoted to Works on Paper, American and European Fine Prints, Drawings and Watercolors. In addition to being in business for over thirty-five years, we are members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association.
400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA/ 1 312-996-6114/ gallery400.uic.edu
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM -6 PM
As the Gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary, we continue to pursue our mission of presenting and supporting the leading edge of contemporary art, architecture, and design through compelling exhibitions, dynamic programs, and multifaceted support for arts practitioners. An integral part of both the University of Illinois at Chicago's and the city of Chicago’s vibrant contemporary arts scene, Gallery 400 is uniquely poised to offer innovative programming that connects the art of today to scholarship and debate.
Lacuna Artist Lofts
2150 S Canalport Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, USA/ 1 773-609-5638/ lacuna2150.com
LACUNA LOFTS is the Premier, upscale, trendy loft work-space, and is the newest addition to the growing artist community located in the Pilsen Art District. It is also coined as the premiere event space in Chicago by offering various rental accommodations for weddings, socials, meetings, networking, celebrity focused events and more!
Linda Warren Projects
327 N Aberdeen St #151, Chicago, IL 60607, USA/ 1 312-432-9500/ lindawarrenprojects.com
Linda Warren Gallery was established in 1997 in Los Angeles. From the onset, its mission has been to showcase aesthetically and academically compelling art by emerging and established artists working in all styles and medium. With a focus in painting, the gallery currently represents a roster of established artists that have influenced a whole generation of painters locally and nationally. In 2003 the gallery opened its doors on Fulton Market Street – Chicago’s meat packing district. In 2009 the gallery became Linda Warren Projects to reflect its expanding business as a corporate and private art consultant. LWP’s evolving contemporary program reflects 20 years of expertise and commitment to expressing a unique vision and visual language that challenges and speaks to current cultural times.
1139 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, USA/ 1 312-226-7808/ marsgallery.com
Wednesday - Saturday 12 AM- 6 PM
More than 25 years ago, Mars Gallery opened up shop in Chicago’s West Loop, pioneering a new neighborhood for the city’s artists. Our owners helped found a new art enclave that today is a destination for art lovers across the country.
Housed in a 19th century all-brick timber loft, the gallery is home to a wonderful variety of art and artists, including contemporary, modern pop art, abstract, figurative and more. Its three stories are packed with art, displayed on every surface, even suspended from the ceilings.
835 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607, USA/ 1 312-226-6800/ thomasmccormick.com
Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM -5 PM
McCormick Gallery features both Modern and Contemporary art, focusing primarily on painting, works on paper and sculpture. McCormick Gallery represents the estates of numerous mid-century American painters, with an emphasis on abstract expressionism. The gallery also shows both established and emerging contemporary artists.
NYCH Art Gallery
643 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA/ 1 773-413-9565/ nychgallery.com
Monday - Saturday 12 AM - 7 PM
NYCH Gallery offers visual art, sculptures, interior design concepts, and fashion designs that promote a level of comfort and understandable simplicity not usually known through the complexity of art.
Woman Made Gallery
685 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA/ 1 312-738-0400/ womanmade.org
Wednesday - Sunday 11 AM -6 PM
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) supports, cultivates and promotes the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate and enrich the community.
Zhou B Art Center
1029 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA/ 1 773-523-0200/ zhoubartcenter.com
Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
The Zhou B Art Center was founded in 2004 by the internationally acclaimed Zhou Brothers. Located in Bridgeport, the Zhou B Art Center's mission is to promote and facilitate a cultural dialogue by organizing contemporary art exhibitions and programs of international scope. As a Center created by artists, for artists, the vision of the Center is to facilitate the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community and promote the convergence of Eastern and Western art forms in the United States.