Free and open 7 days a week, we offer 6 galleries filled with contemporary art, free arts events, studio classes for artists of all ages and stages, and an open arts library to relax, work, and spend time.
Visiting Chicago? Learn more about our neighborhood & the city.
Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 S. Cornell Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Since we’re in the middle of a busy area, we suggest taking a look at our transit information & tips, especially if this is your first visit.
If you are driving, you will want to plan ahead. While we have a parking lot, it can fill up, so here are some words of advice:
Arrive early, you will have a better chance to find a parking space.
If the lot is full, you can park on the street anywhere around the Art Center; however it can take up to 10-15 minutes to find a spot (especially around 6pm when people are returning home from work).
If you have a tough time parking directly around the Art Center, we suggest proceeding one block west of the Art Center, to Lake Park Blvd.
Harper Court is located at 53rd and Lake Park, and has paid parking.
There are several options for CTA and Metra:
CTA bus options are #6 and #28, both of which stop on 51st next to the Art Center The #6 bus runs down State Street in the Loop (accessible from the red line, or a block from the brown/purple/pink lines).
Metra’s “Metra Electric” line starts downtown and stops at the “51st/53rd” stop, right next to the Art Center. When exiting the train, proceed north to the 51st street exit, which exits just across the southern side of the Art Center.
All entrances and public areas at Hyde Park Art Center are wheelchair accessible. Parking is available outside our main entrance on Cornell Ave.
Elevators are located through the main entrance doors providing additional access to the 2nd floor gallery, offices, and studios.
Accommodations and individual instruction for classes are available. For more information, comments, and questions about accessibility at the Art Center please call 773.324.5520 or e-mail us.
Hours & Admission
Hyde Park Art Center is free and open to the public.
Monday – Thursday, 9am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 12 – 5pm
Please check our Events page for Holiday closings and special events. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773.324.5520.
In need of a pick-me-up? Bridgeport Coffeehouse is located inside Hyde Park Art Center.
Located at the south end of the Art Center, the Bridgeport Coffeehouse offers a wide menu of pastries, sandwiches, and beverages to make your visit to the Art Center more delicious.
Bridgeport Coffeehouse Hours:
Mon–Fri 6am – 8pm
Sat 7am – 8pm
Sun 7am – 8pm