On Friday March 6th, from 6 to 10 pm, artists of The Cornelia Arts Building invite the public to their first open house of the year and to visit their working art studio spaces. Visit one of the largest all-artist buildings on Chicago’s North side, and experience two-full floors of working art studios. With one-of-a-kind artwork and special artisan-made gifts by both the building artists and their special guest lobby artists Sofia Ansaldo and Jessica Fraser, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy.
For thirty-four years this artist incubator space has provided Chicago artists with professional studio spaces to pursue their passion. Sixty local artists and artisans work here, including painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much more. Visitors to the Open House can meet the building’s talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them.
Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center. Located close to public transportation and only two blocks south of the Addison Brown Line CTA stop, the building also has free parking available in parking lot out front, and on neighborhood streets nearby. Event is free and open to the public.
Entrance on NW corner of Ravenswood and Cornelia.
Free parking available in lot and in neighborhood.