Top Chicago Art Galleries

Best Art Galleries in Chicago

There are a number of art galleries and art museums in the Chicago area. The Art Institute of Chicago, located on Michigan Avenue at Monroe Street, holds one of the world’s great art collections. The Museum of Contemporary Art, located on Chicago Avenue just east of Michigan Avenue, features art created after 1945. The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, located on the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, houses a permanent collection of over 7,000 objects, spanning five centuries of both Western and Eastern civilizations.

Special interest art museums include the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum located in Chicago’s west side, the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, located just southwest of Soldier Field, and the Terra Museum of American Art, located on the Magnificent Mile.

City-sponsored art galleries include the Illinois Art Gallery located in the Thompson Center, Gallery 37 located on Randolph Street near Michigan Avenue, and the City Gallery located at the Historic Water Tower.

Chicago Contemporary Art

2780 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, 60614

Original Modern Art From Chicago Artists Contemporary Paintings/Limited Edition Prints
For more than a decade, Chicago Contemporary Art has been a leading source for unique contemporary works of art. Collectors include Gucci, Julia Child, the Universities of Illinois and Wisconsin and Jesse White- The Secretary of State of Illinois. Our contemporary works are found in The Sears Tower and The John Hancock Building, as well as many financial, real estate, and healthcare centers. Hundreds of works are in private homes and offices throughout the world.

As we open our new 5,000 sq. ft. Lincoln Park Gallery, we will feature the paintings of internationally collected artists Kathleen Patrick and Joseph Catanzaro. We invite you to come see our newest show. Open Daily: 11am to 9pm

David Weinberg Gallery

300 W Superior Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60610

David Weinberg Gallery is a fine art gallery that primarily features contemporary photography and mixed-media works. David Weinberg Gallery collaborates with various local institutions for exhibits and has an emphasis on education.


1046 W. Fulton Market

Function + Art specializes in contemporary studio furniture, fine craft and the decorative arts.

Hildt Galleries

617 North State Street, Chicago, 60610

Hildt Galleries, specialists in fine 19th and 20th Century original oil paintings and watercolors by listed English, Continental and American artists, are pleased to announce the opening of their gallery in the restored Tree Studios center on January 19, 2005.

Hyde Park Art Center

5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL 60615

The Hyde Park Art Center’s mission is to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago. It is the oldest alternative exhibition space in the City and boasts a long record of education outreach in the community. Studio art classes are available to community members of all ages and skill levels. Classes are offered in painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, and much more! The Hyde Park Art Center has three exhibition spaces to showcase the work of exciting and innovative artists.

Images of Nature

Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oakbrook, IL 60523
phone: 630-571-5704

Images of Nature is owned by World-Renowned nature photographer Thomas D Mangelsen. We offer limited edition photographs, as well as, posters, cards and other products. Our items are great for the home and office. Conservation is a key theme in Tom’s photography. Through showing the beauty of nature, Tom hopes to encourage others to go out and discover the wonders the natural world has to offer, to care enough about it to help preserve what remains.

Kamp Gallery

140 E. Walton Chicago, IL 60011

American and European period and contemporary art gallery located at Walton and Michigan Ave. at One Magnificent Mile in Chicago inside the Drake Hotel.

Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)

820 N Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

LUMA is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of art that attempts to illuminate the enduring spiritual questions and concerns of all cultures and societies. We feature exhibitions from around the world. For our current and upcoming exhibition, schedule visit our website at

Mars Gallery

1139 W. Fulton Market, Chicago 60607

Mars Gallery is located in the West Loop of downtown Chicago in a turn-of-the-century warehouse loft originally occupied by the Empire Butter and Egg Company. Mars specializes in contemporary pop art and outsider artwork.

Mary Bell Galleries

740 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610

Mary Bell Galleries, a Major Force in Chicago’s River North Gallery District, offering contemporary works hosts a Landscape Painters Group Show featuring artists Scott Addis, Rodger Bechtold, Deborah Ebbers, Angus MacPhearson, and Denise Presnell-Weidner. Opening Reception is February 11 from 5pm to 8pm. The show is on view through March 15, 2005.

McMahon Gallery

321 S. Ridge Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045
847 295-2604 • fax 847-295-2318

Art works with the subject Chicago that can be seen in many of the Galleries around Chicago. Also the McMahon family has 17 Public Art works around Chicago in the form of ceramic tile murals.

OAK Gallery

4415 North Ravenswood Avenue,Chicago,60640
phone: 312-658-8554

OAK Gallery, a new venue in the Ravenswood art district specializing in one-of-a-kind prints, encaustic paintings, pottery, glass and jewelry.

OAK Gallery opening exhibition features Chicago encaustic artist, Alicia Forestall-Boehm. Encaustic painting is an ancient technique that uses pigmented was hardened by resin. This process produces an organic and textural quality to her paintings. Currently featured is her Window Series which explores the sea of windows that define the city.

PRISM Contemporary Glass

1048 W. Fulton Market

PRISM’s focus is on emerging and established (but under-represented) artists; the gallery’s artist(ic) roster reads as a Who’s Who of emerging and established talent, innovative processes and cutting-edge techniques- yielding artworks from sensual to architectural. With such a strong and varied lineup, PRISM aims to set a new standard for glass art in Chicago.

Refuge. Center for Artists in Recovery

4811 Main Street, Skokie, Illinois 60077

Refuge is a unique non-profit center for artists who are active in the process of recovery from addictions or mental disabilities. The art also serves as a backdrop for public awareness and education of individuals in recovery. Participating artists showcase their artworks and learn the business side of art sales and exhibition as a means to get their life back on track.


4655 S. King Dr. 2nd Floor Chgo. IL. 60653

Join us for the opening of Carlos Jimenez: Less Is More. The show features his newest work, which he calls “organic abstracts.” He intends them to be truly engaging: abstract, but not remote, about the universe and the earth combined. Deeply spiritual, these beautifully

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