Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

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


Wed 20

The Surviving the Mic Writing Workshop

November 20 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri 22

80th Birthday Gala

November 22 @ 5:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Fri 22

Gala After Party

November 22 @ 8:30 PM - 11:59 PM


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.

Ways to be a part of what’s happening at Hyde Park Art Center, in any way that’s right for you.

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.