Public Programs

Through Public Programming, Hyde Park Art Center serves as a hub of exploration, relevant conversations, and ideas for people of all communities and ages. We seek to be a fresh and forward-thinking space for today and tomorrow’s creative voices in our local and broader communities across Chicago and beyond.

Public Programs are supported by The Jentes Family Foundation.


For Center Days, Hyde Park Art Center is activated with activities throughout the center for the public, neighbors, and families. Join us for the next Center Day on July 27 for a family-friendly filled day with intergenerational art making activities, artist workshops, artist talks, open studios, curatorial tours of our exhibitions, and community collaborations. 

EVERYBODY'S ART: Free Art Making Workshops

As a nod to Robert Earl Paige’s community art practice and our exhibition, The United Colors of Robert Earl Paige, the Art Center is hosting all ages art making workshops on the South Side and across Chicago facilitated by our Community Engagement Fellow, Keny De La Peña.

Check out the dates for the workshops below: 

First Presbyterian Church
6400 S Kimbark Ave
April 27, May 4 1-3PM

South Side Community Art Center
May 11, 1-3PM
3831 S Michigan Ave.

Intonation, Mixtape Live Festival
June 1, 2-5PM
Kennicott Park 4434 S Lake Park Ave

Blackstone Branch Library
June 15, 3:30-4:30 PM
4904 S Lake Park Ave

Urban Growers Collective
June 29, TBD

Back Alley Jazz
July 13, 1-6PM
(South Shore, TBD)

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th St
August 11, 1-3PM

Armstrong Park with Elastic Arts
August 27, 6-8PM
4433 S. St. Lawrence Avenue

September 14, TBD
Malinalli Garden, 2800 S Ridgeway Ave