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


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Artist Run Chicago Bike Tours

October 30 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nov 07

Center Sundays: Rot & Grow

November 7 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Watch Faheem Majeed Exhibition Walkthrough and Conversation with Lés Ateliers' Clichyago

Hyde Park Art Center Programs

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

Check out our Ground Floor Virtual Symposium: Chicago As Ground Floor

Chicago is home to five innovative MFA programs that attract hundreds of artists to the city each year. In addition to its excellent opportunities for higher education, Chicago’s alternative contemporary art spaces provide countless opportunities for informal education and professional development for artists working at any stage. Even more informally, art practices in Chicago often grow and thrive within a network of generosity and intergenerational mentorship among artists. This symposium will explore the many paths available to emerging artists to push their practice in Chicago as well as context and histories that make Chicago a great city for artists to live and work.


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.

Hyde Park Art Center requires proof of vaccination or a negative covid test (taken within 72 hours) for any indoor events/programs in which we anticipate visitors being together in a space for 15 minutes or more, and outdoor events/programs that involve food/drink. Please see specific program descriptions for more details.

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.