When: every Saturday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Next tour January 9, 2016.
Where: Meet at the Starbucks at 750 N. Franklin at Chicago Avenue.
Galleries mount new exhibitions about every 6 weeks, so tours are never the same, even if you attend every weekend.
Saturday Gallery Tours are currently run weekly by Chicago Gallery News. Phone: 312-649-0064.
If you’re new to Chicago or our Gallery scene Chicago Gallery News is where to go for all the latest news and info.
Founded in 1983 Chicago Gallery News is the central source for information about the area’s art galleries, museums, events, and resources.
Chicago Gallery News was founded in the winter of 1982/83 as a way of centrally promoting the openings and exhibition of a handful of galleries located around Superior and Huron Streets in what is today known as River North. Eventually, that handful, known as the Original 16, expanded throughout River North and then around the city, into the West Loop, Wicker Park and Bucktown, to Lincoln Park, Humboldt Park, Bridgeport and Pilsen. New galleries continue to open their doors each year, and the city’s strong visual arts culture continues to thrive.
CGN has evolved too. What began as a four-page black and white pamphlet today covers dozens of Chicago area galleries, artists, art centers and museums, as well as visual arts happenings and institutions throughout the region, reaching readers in the Midwest and beyond. CGN aims to be a clear, accessible link to the creative world, as well as an advocate on behalf of our art community. Our coverage continues to expand as new spaces open around the city and suburbs and as we partner with businesses, artists and organizations across our borders into the Midwest.
Published 3 times a year in January, May and September, both the magazine and website feature over 120 galleries and their openings, exhibitions and specialties. We also list scores of art-related businesses and resources, nonprofit arts organizations and institutions, as well as alternative spaces, artist studios, and art centers. CGN features an ongoing series of art profiles, highlighting the unique perspectives of Chicago’s art dealers, artists, and collectors.
Magazines are available in all listed galleries, art centers, and international art fairs like EXPO Chicago, SOFA Chicago and the Chicago International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show, as well as at the Randolph Street Market, the Chicago Cultural Center, in area museums like the MCA and the Art Institute, at local art events and exhibition openings, and at most hotel concierge desks throughout Chicago. Subscriptions are also available.
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