“Stay Home, Make Art”
Design by: Kari “Kasmos” Black
Artists: Dorian Sylvain, Kari “Kasmos” Black, Kahari Black and Katon Black
May 2020

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

Upcoming Center Sunday June 7 @ 1-5 pm

Every First Sunday of the month, Hyde Park Art Center is activated with activities throughout the center for the public, neighbors, and families. Join us for family friendly filled day with inter generational art making activities, artist workshops, artist talks, open studios, curatorial tours of our exhibitions, and community collaborations. For the foreseeable future we are going virtual! Our next Center Sunday will be held on June 7 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.


Past Center Sunday May 3


For the full list of activities, check out our Center Sunday Playlist of May HERE

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.

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.