Artists Run Chicago 2.0 installation view including miniature exhibition curated by Julius Caesar.

A home for creativity and community. Stimulating and sustaining the visual arts in Chicago since 1939.



Artists Run Chicago 2.0

September 1 - November 2, 2020

Our exhibition is FREE and open for viewing by reservations and limited walk-ins. For more information and to make your reservation, please visit the links below.



September 21 - November 1, 2020

A showcase of work by artists from the Spring 2020 Bridge Program. For more information and to make your reservation, please visit the links below.



Hyde Park Art Center
Interactive Virtual Gala

Saturday, November 21, 2020



Visit our new webpage dedicated to providing our ceramic students with updates and important information regarding Sagan-Hill Ceramics Studios. 

Check out our Virtual Talk: How Do Artists Run Chicago?

In conjunction with our upcoming Artist Run Chicago 2.0 exhibition, we held a virtual talk with the Alma Wieser of Heaven Gallery, John H. Guevara of Chuquimarca, Erik Peterson of Compound Yellow, Eric May of Roots and Culture and Tracie Hall of Rootwork for a discussion about the early beginnings and evolution of creating and running an artist run space, sustainability, and the obstacles and rewards of being an artist run space. We will also be touching base on how COVID-19 will ultimately impact their work as cultural practitioners, and the financial and emotional impact the pandemic is having in reference to the art world.


A community that doesn’t just provide space for diversity, but was built upon it.

Groundbreaking exhibitions that challenge artistic norms & create new spaces for expression.

Workshops, openings, sessions & forums that promote critical inquiry and inspire creativity.


Classes for all ages & experience levels, from drawing & painting to exploratory digital art.

Programs that bring artists from around the world to create & collaborate right here in Chicago.

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We bring artists and communities together to support creativity at every level.

Within its facility, the Art Center offers a comprehensive roster of programs that work in concert to make contemporary art more approachable. It does so by involving the community in dynamic engagement with art and artists through exhibitions, artist talks, studio art classes, an international residency program, free public events, and professional development opportunities for artists. Outside its walls, the Art Center’s outreach programs in historically underserved neighborhoods bring the visual arts to Chicago youth, their teachers, and their families.

By developing socially adept programming that finds new ways to engage diverse audiences in the work of Chicago’s artists, the Art Center makes space for transparent interaction with art and the artistic process, inspiring creative exploration and encouraging exchange between audiences and artists.