The greatest concentration of galleries in Chicago can be found in the River North district (Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Orleans, Dearborn). The West Loop (Peoria, Jackson, Halsted) is home to many new galleries; additionally there are many galleries in Bucktown/Wicker Park. For an extensive list of galleries, show openings, and available spaces, check out the Chicago Reader's website. The selections below are just a small part of Chicago's fantastic arts community. To be even further connected, go to chicagoart.net and sign up for email announcements of openings, performances, screenings, and projects.

Betty Rymer Gallery

33 S. State St., 7th floor
312.629.6635

Recently relocated within the Sullivan Galleries, this gallery shows work tailored to the SAIC community. Openings take place about every two months throughout the year.

The LeRoy Neiman Center Galleries

37 S. Wabash, 1st floor
312.629.6860

Sullivan Galleries

33 S. State St., 7th floor
312.629.6635

The Sullivan Galleries represent 32,000 square feet of exhibition space—the only academic gallery of its size in the Chicago Loop. The galleries feature exhibitions, performances, lectures, and screenings by guest artists as well as students and faculty at SAIC.

Andrew Rafacz

andrewrafacz.com
835 W. Washington St., 2nd floor
312.421.6993

Contemporary Art Workshop

cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/contemporaryart
5540 S. Greenwood
773.472.4004

Founded in 1949, this is one of the oldest artist-run alternative spaces in the country.

Corbett vs. Dempsey

corbettvsdempsey.com
1120 N. Ashland Ave., 3rd floor
773.278.1664

Specializes in mid-20th-century American art, with emphasis on Chicago painting and works on paper from 1940–70.

Catherine Edelman

edelmangallery.com
300 W. Superior Ave.
312.226.2350

Emphasis on contemporary photography.

Gallery 400

uic.edu/aa/college/gallery400
400 S. Peoria St.
312.996.6114

Affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and founded to exhibit and support innovations in contemporary art, design, and architecture.

Intuit

art.org
756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
312.243.9088

Specializing in outsider art, including art brut, nontraditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art.

Kavi Gupta

kavigupta.com
835 W. Washington St.
312.432.0708

Monique Meloche

moniquemeloche.com
214 W. Division St.
312.252.0299

Roots and Culture

rootsandculturecac.org
1034 N. Milwaukee Ave.
773.235.8874

Focuses on emerging artists and fostering dialogue between artists and community.

33 Collective

33collective.com
1029 W. 35th St.
708.837.4534

Artist-owned and operated gallery.

threewalls

threewalls.org
119 N. Peoria St., #2D
312.432.3972

Western Exhibitions

westernexhibitions.com
845 W. Washington Blvd.
312.480.8390