A contemporary gallery in East Garfield Park, Goldfinch presents show in a stark 880-square-foot space that is surrounded by artist studios. Local artists like Damon Locks, Mari Eastman and Sherwin Ovid have presented shows in the gallery, which also regularly hosts talks, salons and discussions. Those looking to start an art collection on a budget should check out the gallery’s Flatfiles program, which offers a selection of works from artists like Edra Soto and Anne Harris for relatively affordable prices (usually no more than $1,500, but sometimes as low as $130).
Chicago is known for its art scene, and while you can of course visit the Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art and more of the best museums in Chicago, you're only getting part of the picture if you stop there. Chicago is also home to an exorbitant amount of galleries filled with everything an art-lover or an art first-timer could want to see. The majority of the city's 77 neighborhoods contain at least one exciting gallery exposing some of the city's finest works in all genres of art. From perspective-shifting performance art to beautifully-crafted oil paintings, Chicago's galleries cover it all. Here’s where to find some of the most innovative and unique art galleries in Chicago and broaden your creative perspective.