SAIC Galleries

A vibrant public art space located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop showcasing boundary-pushing work of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers. Featuring 26,000 square feet of exhibition space for annual student and faculty shows, the galleries also present special exhibitions featuring national and international artists.

Current Exhibitions & Programs


Thursday, June 20 - Saturday, July 20 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CDT at SAIC Galleries Street Level

Upcoming Exhibitions & Programs

Visitor Information

Free and open to the public. Public visitors must present a state-issued ID at the security desk. 

33 E. Washington St. 
Chicago, IL 60602 

Monday–Saturday when exhibitions are open. 
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 

Class and Department Visits 
Please use the appointment link 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 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 SAIC Galleries are supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 

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SAIC Shows

Every year, our students exhibit their groundbreaking art and design work at SAIC Shows on campus.


GIF of models walking the runway at a fashion show


GIF of artists' work on display


GIF of artists' work on display

Contact Us

Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies

33 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312.845.5910

Executive Director of Exhibitions

Trevor Martin

Director of Exhibition Operations

Steven Plaxco

Director of Exhibitions

Staci Boris

Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Registrar

Joshua A. Fairbanks

Assistant Director of Exhibitions & Staff Advisor to SITE Galleries

Joseph Josué Mora

Administrative Assistant

McKenzie Fitz

Exhibition Manager

Thuong Tran