Las Manos Gallery celebrates its last 30 days at 5220 N. Clark St. in Andersonville with the exhibition "Migrating" as part of Chicago Artist's Month on Friday, October 5th at 6pm. The gallery has been pushed out of its location after 18 years in the community, but will relocate down the street into a more streamlined space.
Las Manos Gallery got its start in Andersonville in 1994 with only $495 in monthly rent. A lot has changed since then, including the gentrification of a neighborhood that once sported more empty storefronts than filled ones. Unfortunately for the gallery, the time has come to make way for bigger, more profitable business. We will take our leave from 5220 N. Clark Street at the end of October, but as with any unexpected ending, a new beginning has presented itself. A smaller storefront is opening up at 1515 W. Foster Ave., just a half block down from our current location. The space is gritty, but there is great potential to recreate the gallery's unique environment. We hope to renovate in October and November and reopen to the art-loving public soon after.
Please join us on October 5th to celebrate the Chicago Artists that have made the gallery great over the past two decades. Please keep our new location in mind when you stroll the streets of Andersonville in the future- we'll be in our space on Foster Avenue nestled between Clark and Ashland.
The Migrating Artists:
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