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"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance" quotes Aristotle. Art is a form of expression. Expressing things in a way that it leaves a message behind. Art gives voice to the voiceless and fame to the ignored. Various forms of art include writing, painting, contemporary art, sketching, calligraphy, acting, performing art, dance and many more.

Ever wanted to volunteer in those nukkad nataks or street shows? Wish to learn the basics of painting?

Well, just explore through the art & theatre events in Chicago.

Upcoming Art Events in Chicago

Ongoing

LEAP Spring 2019 Series - Wednesdays

Regenstein African Journey , Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 20 2019 at 09:30 am to Wed May 15 2019 at 10:30 am

LEAP Spring 2019 Series - Thursdays

Regenstein African Journey , Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 21 2019 at 09:30 am to Thu May 16 2019 at 10:30 am

LEAP Spring 2019 Series - Saturdays

Regenstein African Journey , Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 23 2019 at 09:30 am to Sat May 18 2019 at 10:30 am

Colors & Cocktailz Paint Party Experience

358 E 47th St , 358 East 47th Street, Chicago, United States

Sun Mar 24 2019 at 12:00 pm to Tue Apr 02 2019 at 04:00 pm

LCA Midwest Summit 2019

Blue Plate Chicago , 1362 W Fulton St, Chicago, United States

Sun Mar 24 2019 at 05:00 pm to Tue Mar 26 2019 at 12:00 pm
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Mon Mar 25 2019 at 09:00 am to Wed Mar 27 2019 at 05:00 pm
Mon Mar 25 2019 at 09:00 am to Thu Mar 28 2019 at 05:00 pm

Boogie Nights featuring Majeste Pearson @ The Promontory

The Promontory , 5311 South Lake Park Avenue West, Chicago, United States

Mon Mar 25 2019 at 07:00 pm to Tue Mar 26 2019 at 06:00 am

March Hip-Hop Madness

REFUGE Live! , 416 South Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Mon Mar 25 2019 at 09:00 pm to Tue Mar 26 2019 at 01:00 am

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Tue Mar 26 2019 at 08:00 am to Wed Mar 27 2019 at 05:00 pm
Tue Mar 26 2019 at 09:00 am to Wed Mar 27 2019 at 05:00 pm

Salesforce Admin 201 Certification Training in Chicago, IL

Regus Business Centre , Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Mar 29 2019 at 05:00 pm
Tue Mar 26 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Mar 29 2019 at 05:00 pm

Digital Marketing Tools for Small Business

406 North Aberdeen Street , Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour

Marquette Building , 140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tue Mar 26 2019
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Help Create the Community Mural!

Marshall Field Gardens Community Center , 1406 North Sedgwick Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
03:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 -Chicago Downtown Chapter Meeting-March

Wintrust Bank - Old Town , 100 West North Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
05:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Open Books New Volunteer Info Session in West Loop - March 26th

Open Books , 651 West Lake Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
05:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Booking a Small, Regional Tour

2112 , 4245 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Leonardo's Books: New Light on Leonardo's Intellectual World

Newberry Library , 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Tavern Talk: Parks as Cultural and Community Connectors

Revolution Brewing - Brewpub , 2323 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Live Figure Drawing Class

Ka'Lab Bronzeville , 501 1/2 East 47th Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Chi Hack Night

Braintree office , 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Terrarium Workshop: Upcycled Spirits Bottle BYOB

NOBLE TERRARIA Studio , 1644 N Honore Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

*COMFORT ALE* Release Party - Middle Brow / Comfort Station

middle brow - bungalow , 2840 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Creative Open Shop: Art Making

Rebuilding Exchange , 1740 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Crisis Service Volunteers Needed: Help Youth in Crisis!

National Runaway Safeline , 3141 B N. Lincoln, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

The Next Door Dinner

the Albert at Hotel EMC2 , 228 East Ontario Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Vegetarian Night Cooking Class

Naveen's Cuisine , 2325 West North Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

BESTSELLING POET AND AUTHOR - IAIN S. THOMAS - READING AND SIGNING

The Book Cellar , 4736 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

PMP® Certification Training in Chicago

Intelligent Office , , Chicago Loop,190 S LaSalle Street,, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Surf & Turf Progressive Dinner

GT Fish & Oyster and GT Prime , Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tue Mar 26 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

My Crazy Ex Girlfriend Trivia at Pinstripes Chicago

Pinstripes , 435 East Illinois Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

The Office Trivia at River Shannon

River Shannon , 425 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Grant Writing Introductory Training... Chicago, Illinois

Online , Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
07:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Tue Mar 26 2019
08:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Urban Fêtes presents: AIR MAX PARTY CHICAGO

Beauty Bar , 1444 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019 at 08:00 pm to Wed Mar 27 2019 at 12:00 am

Moonlight Yoga in Logan Square

Your Happy Place Liquors , 2501A North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019
08:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Jerusalem In My Heart @ The Empty Bottle

The Empty Bottle , 1035 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Mar 26 2019 at 08:30 pm to Wed Mar 27 2019 at 06:00 am

Tomorrow

CHICAGO MORNING SEMINAR: Custom Facade System Design

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger , 135 S LaSalle Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
07:30 am to 10:00 am

Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations in the Coaching Process

Northern Trust , 181 W. Madison Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
08:00 am to 09:30 am

Spring BBB Bundle

Comprehensive Learning Services , 1642 East 56th Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
10:30 am to 01:00 pm

Spring BBB

Comprehensive Learning Services , 1642 East 56th Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Spring Open Play

Comprehensive Learning Services , 1642 East 56th Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Wed Mar 27 2019
03:00 pm to 03:30 pm

CHICAGO EVENING SEMINAR: Custom Facade System Design

The Conference Center at One North Wacker , 1 North Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
04:00 pm to 06:30 pm

Hard-Working Perennials & Other Tips for Garden Success in 2019

Irving-Austin Chicago Public library , 6100 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60634, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
05:00 pm to 06:30 pm

Spring Paella Cooking Demo - SOLD OUT

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba , 2024 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60614, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
05:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Paint Your Pet & Sip to Benefit CPR Fund K9 Rescue (RDMOC)

Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary , 2607 W 17th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

GLOWOUT SALON X HOURGLASS COSMETICS

529 N Milwaukee Ave , 529 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

DJ Du Jour: Jake Austen honors Andre Williams @ The Promontory

The Promontory , 5311 South Lake Park Avenue West, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019 at 05:00 pm to Thu Mar 28 2019 at 06:00 am

YOB and Voivod with Amenra @ Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall , 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019 at 06:00 pm

Lecture: Anatomy of a Restoration

The Glessner House , 1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Women and Wealth: How to Preserve What You Treasure

Catalyst Ranch , 656 W Randolph Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Workshop - Expert Instagram Tips

ActiveCampaign , 1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Argentine Malbec and Steak Pairing Dinner

Artango Bar & Steakhouse , 4767 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:00 pm to 10:00 pm

An Evening with Dr. Marlon Mitchell @ EC Marina ..Live Music and Dancing

East Chicago Marina , 3301 Aldis Street, East Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Building Hope Project Mixer @ WeWork

WeWork , 100 South State Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Real Estate Investment -Wealth Building Forum

UniversityCoWork , 6127 S University Ave, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Real Estate for Wealth Building

UnivresityCoWork , 6127 South University Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Get Sauced: A Frontera Experience

Topolobampo , 445 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations

MakeOffices at River North , 350 North Orleans Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

YOB and Voivod with Amenra @ Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall , 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019 at 07:00 pm to Thu Mar 28 2019 at 06:00 am

Co-MISSION Works-In-Progress Series

Links Hall , 3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

International Hispanic Playwriting Contest 2018

Instituto Cervantes , 31 West Ohio Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

The Blue Nocturne & Chopin Theatre Productions present - Howard Levy

Chopin Theatre , 1543 West Division Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Reyna Tropical y Zemmoa

National Museum of Mexican Art , 1852 W. 19 St., Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Mixed Media Class

ERIS Brewery and Cider House , 4240 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Abeeku & Lua @ The Promontory

The Promontory , 5311 South Lake Park Avenue West, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019 at 07:00 pm to Thu Mar 28 2019 at 06:00 am

Meet Filmmakers, Writers, Actors, Film Buffs and More!

The Arrogant Frog Bar , 1365 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Taste of The South An Evening With Fulton Market Kitchen & Jack Daniels

Fulton Market Kitchen , 311 North Sangamon Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The Wild Rumors

@North Bar , 1637 West North Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Mar 27 2019
09:00 pm to 11:59 pm

Mar 28 2019

Money Smart Week 2019 Kick Off

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago , 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
08:30 am to 10:30 am

MASTERCLASS TRAINING PROGRAM – LinkedIn “Be Known FIRST” Program - Business Influencer Class and Coaching

Social Jack Business Influencer Development , 20 North Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
09:00 am to 07:00 pm

Shamanic Journeying with Joan Forest Mage - A Life Force Arts Level 1 Shamanic Training Seminar

Life Force Arts Center , 1609 W Belmont, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019 at 09:30 am to Sun Apr 28 2019 at 05:30 pm

Problem-solving: Monthly private coaching office hours

WeWork , 20 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
11:00 am to 06:00 pm

Social Snacks & EvolveHer Present: A SXSW Debrief

EvolveHer , 358 West Ontario Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
11:00 am to 01:00 pm

Secret Food Tours Chicago

521 S Dearborn St , 521 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
11:30 am to 02:30 pm

7 Things Top Networkers Do That Wins Them Endless Business...And How You Can Easily Do The Same - Free Webinar MasterClass (Networking)

Online - Any Device w/Fast Internet and Sound** , IMPORTANT - YOU MUST FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EVENT DESCRIPTION, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
12:00 pm to 01:15 pm
Thu Mar 28 2019
01:00 pm to 01:40 pm

Orbit Academy: Content Strategy for Lead Generation

Orbit Media Studios , 4043 North Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 316 , Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
02:00 pm to 05:00 pm

ACTOR OPEN CALL WITH 10 MANAGEMENT

Vagabond Studios , 4001 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
04:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Agile M&A Workshop with DealRoom CEO, Kison Patel

Schreiber Center Room 908 , 16 E Pearson St, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
04:30 pm to 05:30 pm

First Look Business Networking - Mural Park Pilsen

Mural Park , 1901 S Sangamon, Chicago, Illinois 60608, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
04:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Triage for Endangered Birds: Which Species Do We Save?

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum , 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60614, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
05:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Carnivale University: Mojitos

Carnivale702 W Fulton St , Chicago, Illinois 60661, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Gallery Talk in American Sign Language

The Art Institute of Chicago , 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
05:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Performance: Imani Uzuri—Wild Cotton

The Art Institute of Chicago , 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
05:00 pm to 06:00 pm

First Look Business Networking - Mural Park Pilsen

Mural Park , 924 W. 19th Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
05:30 pm to 08:00 pm

The 606: Immigrant Stories and Connections

Quilombo Cultural Center , 1757 N. Kimball Ave. , Chicago, Illinois, 60647, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
05:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Chicago Westside NAACP IL Mayoral Runoff Forum

5628 W Washington Blvd , 5628 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
05:30 pm to 08:00 pm

BL Speaker Series - Author Matthew Simpson on Alternative Healing Pathways

BL HQ , 2014 West Warren Boulevard, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
05:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour

Fannie May Candies , 343 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
05:45 pm to 08:15 pm

Edgar Miller Legacy Midcentury Murals Mixer @ The Standard Club

The Standard Club , 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

How To Negotiate

2112 , 4245 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Standing Wood Bunny Painting Event, St Jerome School, Chicago

St Jerome School , 2801 S Princeton Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Women, Wood, & Wine

5243 W North Ave , 5243 West North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60639, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

HOW TO DO ANYTHING: A Book Launch and Demonstration

LATITUDE | Chicago , 1821 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Mar 28 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Art in Chicago

The third largest city of the United States, Chicago, has a prolific art scene owing to its rich and diverse cultural history. Its enthralling contemporary art buildup is thriving in its dynamicity and lends a platform where art and the public may come together to collaborate on new ideas. Art in Chicago is inescapable in the vivid art museums, galleries, art events, and art workshops that this city houses. Whether you are a tourist awestruck with the plethora of things to do in Chicago or a local wondering how to spend the day, Chicago has something for everyone including some of the best art galleries and workshops.


Art galleries, museums, and art workshops in Chicago

Chicago has an abundance of world-class art institutions, including museums replete with contemporary art, science, and art history throughout the city. The famous Art Institute of Chicago houses more than 300000 artworks in its sprawling complex of breathtakingly beautiful galleries. The Museum of Contemporary Art is a must-go-to place for soaking in the largest collection of modern art in the nation. It often hosts major touring exhibitions and organizes art events in Chicago for showcasing rising talent. The Smart Museum of Art located on the campus of the University of Chicago has over 15000 art objects which are divided into four sections of Modern art, contemporary art, Asian art, and European art. The Richard Gray Gallery nestled in Hancock Centre hosts rotating exhibitions by several artists who mainly work with paints and sculpture. The Vertical Gallery is Chicago’s premier contemporary art gallery established in 2013. This gallery draws major crowds since it draws inspiration from street art, urban settlements, graffiti, and pop culture. The Rhona Hoffman Gallery is another famous art gallery which hosts national and international artists in all media.


Art classes in Chicago

Even if you have not painted since childhood, the art and craft classes in Chicago will unleash the artist in you and get your creativity flowing. Art in Chicago through these classes are really enriching. You might head to the School of the Art Institute in Chicago which is one of America’s largest school of art and design. It provides degrees of both graduate and undergraduate levels, which has got its name recognized by the U.S. News and World Report. The Chicago Academy of the Arts, founded in 1981, is a school for the performing and visual art in Chicago. The Painting 1: Acrylics at Aartwerk Studio offers something of interest to both casual students and professional painters. The figure sculpture workshop at the Fire Arts Center of Chicago offers a four-session course focusing on the classical technique of clay sculpture from a live model. Apart from these, the Flying Dolphin Studio offers basic calligraphy courses and Lilly-street Center teaches pottery. You may discover dazzling lights and sound pump up your mood in all sorts of art festivals in Chicago. The famous Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago Ideas Week and the less popular Pivot Arts Festival and Chicago One-Minute Play Festival are some of the top art events that dot the calendar in Chicago.  


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