Art And Theatre Events In Chicago

Performances, Theatre Events And Art Exhibitions In Chicago

Art gives voice to the voiceless and fame to the ignored. You can learn various forms of art from dancing to sketching in Chicago. There are designated classes, drama workshops, and art events in Chicago for the same. If you just want to be a mere spectator you can attend theatre events and art exhibitions in Chicago too.

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.

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07 Jun 2024 PEEP SHOW The Baton Show Lounge The Baton Show Lounge, Chicago
29 May 2024 Aida Rodriguez (Theater) City Winery - Chicago
26 May 2024 Mamma Mia Brunch (Theater) City Winery - Chicago
03 Jun 2024 Ernie Hendrickson City Winery - Chicago
03 Jun 2024 Bleachers Chase Lounge at The Chicago Theater
21 Jun 2024 George Willborn (Theater) City Winery - Chicago
13 Jul 2024 Pussy Riot (Theater) The Outset, Chicago
25 Jun 2024 Vernard City Winery - Chicago
31 Jul 2024 Broadway Rocks (Theater) Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago
18 Oct 2024 Daniel Habif (Theater) Copernicus Center, Chicago

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.  

Top Art Studios & Art Galleries In Chicago

Looking for a place to exhibit your art or to attend art workshops in Chicago?
Here's a list of art studios in Chicago for art exhibitions and workshops:

  • Sip & Paint
  • Thalia Hall
  • City Winery Chicago
  • The Empty Bottle
  • Japanese Culture Center
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Links Hall
  • The Chicago Theatre
  • The Promontory
  • Museica's Sip & Paint
  • Sleeping Village
  • Color Cocktail Factory
  • Rebuilding Exchange
  • House of Blues Chicago
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