SAIC Galleries

SAIC Galleries

33 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

SAIC Galleries is a vibrant, public art space, located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, that features the boundary-pushing work of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers. SAIC Galleries offers 26,000 square feet of exhibition space for annual student and faculty shows, as well as special exhibitions featuring national and international artists. Admission is free.

Visiting SAIC Galleries

SAIC Galleries welcomes the SAIC community and members of the public to visit in person. Masks are required at all times while in the building.
When exhibitions are open, SAIC Galleries visiting hours are
Mondays–Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment

Appointments are required due to the volume of participants in our spring thesis exhibitions. To reserve your spot, please book an appointment in advance.


At the Security Desk, you will be asked for a valid government issued photo ID (age 16+) and one of the following:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Photocopy or photograph of vaccination card
  • Digital record or app (including screenshot) of negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 72 hours.
  • Printed record from vaccine provider or test administrator.

SAIC is following all guidelines from the Chicago Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other local and national health authorities. We have practices in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • To protect the health of those both on and off campus, all visitors to SAIC Galleries, including SAIC students, faculty, and staff; families and friends of exhibiting artists; and the general public, must abide by our shared responsibilities, which require everyone on SAIC’s campus to monitor their health, maintain physical distance, and practice good hygiene.
  • Face coverings are required for your entire visit.
  • A six-foot distance must be maintained from those not part of your visiting group.
  • Anyone feeling unwell should postpone their visit for another time.

Class and Department Visits to the SAIC Galleries

Please use the appointment link below to request a class or group visit. You will be asked to provide a class roster or group list as well as the names of any exhibiting artists whose work you plan to specifically view. If you have any special requests, please use the notes section of the form to inform gallery staff. Visit requests will be confirmed via email by gallery staff within three days of submitting this request.

Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit

Programs at the SAIC Galleries are supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.