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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

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Terrarium Workshop

Foxtrot Market , 3334 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 14 2019 at 01:00 pm to Sun Apr 28 2019 at 03:00 pm

HVAC Presents: Monday Open Mic @ HVAC Pub

HVAC Pub , 3530 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 15 2019 at 06:00 pm to Tue Aug 20 2019 at 06:00 am

Explore Mode: Chicago Events

The North Face , 875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 16 2019 at 07:00 am to Mon Apr 22 2019 at 10:00 pm

Memoir Writing, Spring 2019

Grace Episcopal Church/Grace Place , 637 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Apr 18 2019 at 10:00 am to Thu May 23 2019 at 11:00 am

WVON HERITAGE FILM SERIES

KENNEDY KING COLLEGE BLACK BOX THEATER , 740 West 63rd Street, CHICAGO, United States

Thu Apr 18 2019 at 05:30 pm to Thu May 09 2019 at 09:30 pm
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Future Zouk Rite of Spring

Latin Street Music & Dancing , 600 W Roosevelt, Chicago, Illinois 60607, Chicago, United States

Fri Apr 19 2019 at 08:00 pm to Sun Apr 21 2019 at 06:00 pm

Tattoos for Tails

Insight Studios , 1062 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 20 2019 at 11:00 am to Sun Apr 21 2019 at 07:00 pm

Afro Int’l Dance Party- Afrobeat, HipHop, Reggae, Soca

Velvet Lounge , 67 East Cermak Road, Chicago, United States

Sat Apr 20 2019 at 09:00 pm to Sun Apr 21 2019 at 03:00 am

A Different Vibe @ The Promontory

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

Sat Apr 20 2019 at 11:00 pm to Sun Apr 21 2019 at 06:00 am

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Merrie Melodies - Sunday Morning Cartoon Brunch

Carbon Arc Bar , 4620 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Easter Brunch

The Signature Room at the 95th , 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
09:00 am to 01:00 pm

Easter Brunch at The Metropolitan in The Willis Tower

The Metropolitan , 233 South Wacker Drive #67th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60606, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Easter Brunch: The Adventures of Peter Cottontail

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel , 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
09:00 am to 02:00 pm

Easter Champagne Brunch

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel , Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
09:00 am to 02:00 pm

Wine & Spirits & Chocolate Tasting Expo

Chicago , Illinois, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Chocolate, Wine & Spirits Expo

Chicago , Illinois, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019 at 10:00 am to Mon Apr 22 2019 at 04:00 pm

Easter Brunch at IO Godfrey

IO Godfrey , 127 W Huron at LaSalle, Chicago, Illinois 60654, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

The Spoken Word Easter Experience

Praise Chapel Chicago , 3517 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cité's 2019 Extravagant EASTER Buffet Brunch

Cité on Top of Lake Point Tower , 70th Floor, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
10:30 am to 03:30 pm

kids jamm family yoga class

Arts Incubator , 301 East Garfield Boulevard, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Fifth City revisited/Imaginal Politics embodied: Workshops

East Garfield Park , TBA, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Yoga + Plants

Wildlight Yoga , 4140 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
12:30 pm to 03:00 pm

Sunday Brunch with Soul Food and Sangria

Vice District Brewing Company , 1454 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Restorative AkhuYoga

Chaturanga Holistic Fitness , 1525 East 55th Street, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
01:00 pm to 02:15 pm

Ecstatic Immersion 4/21

Ecstatic Dance Chicago , 656 w. Barry ave., Chicago, Illinois 60657, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
01:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Champion's Day with Marty & Sarah

Challengers Comics , 1845 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

"Djembe! The Show" - GENERAL PARKING PASS

Apollo Theater Chicago , 2540 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Old Polonia and Wicker Park Walking Tour with Food

Holy Trinity Church , 1118 N Noble St., Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
02:15 pm to 04:45 pm

Corona

Otherworld Theatre , 3914 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
02:30 pm to 03:45 pm

Mr. Kotomoto Is Definitely Not White

Strawdog Theatre Company , 1802 West Berenice Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
03:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Juicebox Blend

The Juicebox , 3457 N Halsted , Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
05:00 pm to 06:30 pm

Victor Wooten Band and the Wooten Woods Experience @ Thalia Hall

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

Sun Apr 21 2019 at 05:30 pm

Victor Wooten Band and the Wooten Woods Experience @ Thalia Hall

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

Sun Apr 21 2019 at 06:30 pm to Mon Apr 22 2019 at 06:00 am

Dave Davies

City Winery Chicago , 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60607, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
07:00 pm to 07:01 pm

OrB BoX Album Release Gala

Carnivale , 702 W Fulton St, Chicago, Illinois 60661, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
07:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Blanket Fort (Comedy Variety Show)

The Crowd Theater , 3935 North Broadway, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Improvised Dungeons and Dragons

Otherworld Theatre , 3914 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Crash Course - Chicago

Online , Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Secret Food Tours Chicago

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

Sun Apr 21 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sun Apr 21 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Grant Writing Introductory Training... Chicago, Illinois

Online , Chicago, Illinois, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
07:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Improv Incubator

Otherworld Theatre Company , 3914 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
08:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Hands on a Hardbody

Preston Bradley Center Mason Hall , 941 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

PRIVATE RARE VINTAGE COGNAC TASTING EXPERIENCE IN YOUR HOME IN CHICAGO

Your private home or private location , your home, Chicago, United States

Sun Apr 21 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tomorrow

Mon Apr 22 2019 at 08:00 am to Tue Apr 23 2019 at 05:00 pm

2019 Day of Dancer Health

The Menomonee Club for Boys & Girls , 1535 North Dayton Street, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
09:00 am to 04:00 pm

Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour

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

Mon Apr 22 2019
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Manga & Anime Drawing | 5 Week Art Class for grades 3-8

Art on Sedgwick , 1408 N Sedgwick, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019 at 03:30 pm to Mon May 20 2019 at 05:30 pm

Kennedy-King College - Dual Enrollment Information Session

Kennedy-King College , 740 W. 63rd Street, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
03:30 pm to 04:30 pm

Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour

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

Mon Apr 22 2019
05:45 pm to 08:15 pm

***2nd show added*** SUNN O))) / Papa M @ Rockefeller Chapel

Rockefeller Chapel , 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019 at 06:00 pm

2019 Berlin Family Lectures, Teju Cole, Lecture 3 of 3

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts , 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

The Road to an Ethical & Sustainable Fashion Brand

EvolveHer , 358 W Ontario, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Heathers at The Davis Theater!

Davis Theater , Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Option: Anna Webber with Katherine Young

Experimental Sound Studio , 5925 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Act 5 Fest! Romeo & Juliet

Stage 773 , 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Heathers at The Davis Theater!

Davis Theater , Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

SUNN O))) / Papa M @ Rockefeller Chapel

Rockefeller Chapel , 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019 at 07:00 pm to Tue Apr 23 2019 at 06:00 am

Tyler Ramsey [of Band of Horses] with Guest at Schubas

3159 N Southport Ave , Chicago, IL 60657-3226, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

WURD IS BALM Open Mic Poetry Jam

Chicago State University , Cougar Cove (Student Union Building), Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Olivia Grace at Hidden Shamrock Chicago

Hidden Shamrock , 2723 North Halsted Street, Chicago, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Coast 2 Coast LIVE | Chicago Edition 4/22/19

SUBTERRANEAN , 2011 W. NORTH AVENUE, CHICAGO, United States

Mon Apr 22 2019 at 09:00 pm to Tue Apr 23 2019 at 12:30 am

Apr 23 2019

Fair Housing: Our Impact, Our Opportunity

Chase Tower , 10 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
08:30 am to 11:00 am
Tue Apr 23 2019 at 09:00 am to Thu Apr 25 2019 at 05:00 pm
Tue Apr 23 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Tue Apr 23 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Apr 26 2019 at 05:00 pm
Tue Apr 23 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Salesforce Admin 201 Certification Training in Chicago, IL

Regus Business Centre , Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Apr 26 2019 at 05:00 pm

Devops Certification Training in Chicago, IL

Regus Business Center , Chicago, IL, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Apr 26 2019 at 05:00 pm

Fair Housing: Our Impact, Our Opportunity

Chase Auditorium , 10 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
09:30 am to 12:00 pm

Mary Scruggs Works By Women Festival

The Second City Training Center , 230 W North Ave., Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019 at 11:00 am to Wed Apr 24 2019 at 12:00 am

Lunch and Learn with Coach Marv Levy

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

Tue Apr 23 2019
11:45 am to 01:15 pm

Feminisms Lunch Lecture: Nicole Marroquin

Women's Leadership and Resource Center , 1101 W Taylor Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
12:30 pm to 02:00 pm

Advanced Screening of "Booksmart" with Actors Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein

DePaul University CDM Theater , 247 S State St, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
12:30 pm to 03:00 pm

CTA: RPM Meet the Contractor DBE Meet & Greet

CTA Headquarters , 567 W. Lake Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Tue Apr 23 2019
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Spring in Spain Wine Tasting

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

Tue Apr 23 2019
05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Tales from the Trenches: Paul Edick, CEO of Xeris

MATTER , 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
05:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Tavern Talk: New Monuments for New Cities Exhibit

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

Tue Apr 23 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Introduction to Diverse Comedic Scenes with Second City

Green Line Performing Arts Center , 329 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60637, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Gamblin Oils Presentation

Positive Space Studios , 3520 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Grave Robbing 101

Chicago History Museum , 1601 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

The Rebirth of Instrumental Music in Italy in the 19th Century: Basevi, Martucci and Sgambati

Italian Cultural Institute , 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Chi Hack Night

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

Tue Apr 23 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 Apr 23 2019
06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

ART HOUSE - Fulton Market Kitchen Gallery & Live Painting Showcase EVA CARLINI

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

Tue Apr 23 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Design and Drinks Happy Hour

Metropolitan Brewing , 3057 North Rockwell Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Carol Gilligan: In a Different Voice, Act II

The University of Chicago SSA , School of Social Service Administration, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

GreenLight Series: Introduction to Diverse Comedic Scenes

Green Line Performing Arts Center , 329 East Garfield Boulevard, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

4-Course Chef Dinner with Tequila Pairings

2710 N Milwaukee Ave , 2710 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

A Purple Touch: LiV Warfield Honors Prince

City Winery Chicago , 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60607, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
07:00 pm to 07:01 pm

Obscura Society Chicago: Grave Robbing 101

Chicago History Museum , Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

WW™D

The Classic Studio , 72 East 11th Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
08:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Tue Apr 23 2019
08:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Sophagus / IT-XPO / Wet Wipe / Happy Face @ The Empty Bottle

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

Tue Apr 23 2019 at 08:30 pm to Wed Apr 24 2019 at 06:00 am

Major League (1989)

The Logan Theatre , 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647, Chicago, United States

Tue Apr 23 2019
09:30 pm to 11:15 pm

Apr 24 2019

CHICAGO MORNING SEMINAR: Window Walls: Exploring the Blurred Lines Between Glazing Products

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

Wed Apr 24 2019
07:30 am to 10:00 am

Chicago Center for Arts and Technology Spring Health Care and Manufacturing Career Fair

1701 W 13th Street , 13th and Paulina (Between 13th st and Hastings), Chicago, United States

Wed Apr 24 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Peels are our FORTE with CEUs

The Beauty Crew Academy , 4217 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Apr 24 2019
10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Designing Systems that Improve Care for Every Mother, Everywhere - Neel Shah MD

Billings Auditorium (P-117) , 5812 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, Chicago, United States

Wed Apr 24 2019
12:00 pm to 01:30 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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