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StreetReach

This past month, Lillstreet’s Gallery Annex has been showing off the incredible work of our sister non-profit organization, ArtReach.  ArtReach reaches out into the community to bring arts programming to those with limited access to arts resources.  This exhibition displays the outcome of one of these programs, where teaching artist, Gwyneth Anderson led a class […]

Find I Make I Solve

Each year, Lillstreet Gallery showcases the talented group of Artists-in-Residence as they finish their yearlong residencies at Lillstreet.  This past year, Lillstreet welcomed four artists-in-residence to teach, work, and collaborate in the ceramics, jewelry and metals, and textiles departments. Find I Make I Solve exhibits the culmination of their experiences here, displaying a diverse range […]

Monotypes Dark and Light

Along with our “Art & the Urban Garden” show in the first floor gallery is an Annex exhibition that is also perfect for Spring: “Monotypes Dark and Light“, new work by Beth Adler.  Influenced by nature, Adler uses stencils and found objects to create compositions reminiscent of landscapes.  Twelve prints line the walls and each […]

Art & the Urban Garden

Lillstreet’s third annual Spring show, Art & the Urban Garden, is bigger than ever this year.  With work ranging from sculpture to photography, printmaking to ceramics galore, this show is sure to have your next Mother’s Day gift. Not only is this exhibition filled with artwork, it is also bursting with incredible flower arrangements by […]

Emerged

Closing this weekend is one of our most impressive ceramics exhibitions to date, “Emerged: After the Residency”.  Curated by Bill Griffith, Program Director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, this exhibition showcases the talent of eleven early-career artists who have each completed a residency within the past three years.  With work ranging from detailed […]

NCECA 2014

The annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference was held on March 19-22 in Milwaukee and Lillstreet Gallery was proud to have a booth in the Gallery Expo, where we represented work from an ambitious 55 ceramic artists. In the spirit of education, the booth’s theme was Midwest Educators and Students. […]

Urban Erosion

CAUTION!  The Gallery Annex has changed again, this time filled with bold, graphic patterns and bright colors that energize the gallery space while conveying a familiar message of warning to viewers. “Urban Erosion” by Steven Driscoll Hixson explores the hazardous nature of walking in an urban environment.  Using traffic signage and crosswalks as inspiration for […]

Sense of Scale

Lillstreet’s Jewelry and Metalsmithing department is well-known for its strong community and abundance of talent, and this is impressively displayed in Lillstreet Gallery‘s first ever metals show, “Sense of Scale: Metal Sculpture and Wearable Art“.  This new exhibition displays work from four accomplished metalsmiths who all have ties, past and present, with Lillstreet Art Center. […]

I Wish You Where Here

Now on view at the Gallery Annex is a compelling new photography exhibition, “I Wish You Where Here“.  This show presents a series of photographs by Luke Strosnider taken during his time living in Amsterdam.  The photos investigate themes of connection and familiarity with a place while living simultaneously as a tourist and resident. Fifteen […]

Midewin Prairie: Where Earth Meets Sky

An exciting, new installation has taken over the Gallery Annex, covering the walls with a stunning landscape that transports viewers away from the city and into the peaceful Illinois prairie.  Nora Renick Rinehart and Liz Anna Kozik use the space to document their 24-hour visit to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, the first national tallgrass prairie. […]

About Lillstreet

Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Lillstreet supports the arts through an artist residency program, gallery, studio space, education, and an outreach program.

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Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

4401 N Ravenswood (at Montrose)
Chicago, IL 60640 / 773.769.4226
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