Chicago Arts District- Galleries around the Chicago and Pilsen Area

Gallery Swarm is a visionary art cooperative founded by Samuel Gillis.
Featuring innovative art shows, artist in residence program and community events, this eclectic haven represents work from over 40 artists including Ed Paschke and Errol Ortiz.

Pablo Picasso cubism history  How and why Pablo Picasso created cubism. Comprehensive study of the art of Pablo Picasso.

Chicago Artist Coalition:Building a Creative Marketplace for Chicago area artists and a source of resources.

to enable artists to network.

Learn How to Paint DVDS

Unicoi Art Studio -Art Classes and more for Children
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Located in Lakeview/Roscoe Village, Unicoi Art Studio provides premium
quality art classes, mom and me classes, summer camp and birthday party events
for children ages 3-14. Our projects are designed to inspire art loving kids in our creative environment.

Glass Etching Chris Sommer has been etching glass for over ten years and is recognized as a master craftsman. Give him a call for any project big or small to enrich your home or office aesthetic!

Finest Folk Art presents the best Polish folk art masterpieces. They are mainly wooden sculptures but also paintings. Some featured artists are Roman Sledz, Boleslaw Parasion and Tadeusz Szulc.
Chicago Impressionism is a new genre that is influenced and inspired by the impressionist paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago. Painters who study the Impressionist paintings themselves, studying the actual paintings housed in the museum in Chicago, as opposed to formal Art School training, have been inspired to create Art with an Impressionistic influence. As a locally emerging genre, Chicago Impressionism is of interest to all artists and art lovers alike who want to explore the ways in which established genres of art affect and inspire new artists and to native Chicagoans who are interested in the ways in which the city's rich and varied cultural environment continues to influence a new generation of art and the people who create it.

David Leonardis Gallery- Chicago Favorite Son
Chemically Imbalanced Comedy Chicago Comedy Troupe

music by goat mouth
Music by Goat Mouth

Hyde Park Art Center-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.

Evanston Art Center

Blue Surf Art - Canvas Art GalleryCult pop paintings of your favourite films, music, models, cars, sport, and much more. Paintings include Scarface, Pulp Fiction, Ali, and the Beetles. Other services include original contemporary works of art, oil painting reproductions, and art commissions on canvas.

Old Town Triangle-The Old Town Triangle Association is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents who live in an area of the City of Chicago bounded by North Avenue, Clark Street, Lincoln Avenue, Mohawk Street, and the former Ogden Avenue right of way.

TechnoBaba.Com Chicago Artist and Filmmaker Robert Fredericks' site devoted to Meher Baba

WESLEYWILLISART.COM  Art and Forum on the Chicago Street Artist   Wesley Willis

Genesis Art Supplies : Our Mirror Site....

Lets not forget The Onion

PENCIL REVOLUTION      A  site devoted to THE  PENCIL-what could be better????

Gallery WorldWide.Com     Some giant link exhange site for art galleries that we did a link exhange with.

The Near North West Arts Council
Founded in 1986, the Near North West Arts Council (NNWAC) is a non-profit, artist - directed organization committed to building sustainable creative communities. NNWAC has developed affordable housing for artists at Acme Artists Community (2418 W. Bloomingdale), as well as exhibit, studio and performance space at Acme Art Works (1741 N. Western). NNWAC is supported by its members, board and volunteers, and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs City Arts Program, the MacArthur Foundation Fund for Art and Culture at the Driehaus Foundation, Commonwealth Edison and the City of Chicago Department of Housing.

NNWAC -Artists sharing the power of creativity Acme Art Works 
1741 N Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 
Tel 773.278.7677 ~ Fax 773.278.8451

The Arts of Life

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The Conservation Center

Paradise Kava

Real poetik Magazine

Embedded with the
Kali yuga

Lauren Levato

Employees artwork

Wesley Willis and Genesis Art Supplies - The Link

In 1989 I recorded Wesley on a cheap hand held cassete recorder that I brought into Genesis Art Supplies to tape industrial sounds for a mix i was making.....just for the heck of it, I asked Wesley a question on tape. (Wesley spent a lot of his days at Genesis back then, drawing)....anyway, he started rambling on and on, in a creative, interesting manner into the tape recorder....recognizing the value of it, i took his talking/speech/ramble and mixed it into some music for the enjoyment of a few friends working at the store. And of course for the amusement of Wesley himself

It has been credited with inspiring Wesley to start writing his songs, start his musical career and become may have..- I don't know- it may served as a catalyst... anyway, I have uploaded the tracks here for download. They are not well recorded...i had very cheap equipment then...but they present Wesley in a way that still has value.......enjoy...and visit the above link to see Wesley's drawings.....Robert Fredericks -July 2005

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