Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is Chicago’s largest visual arts center. We are a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment that encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. In 2003, we relocated from our original location on Lill Ave. in Lincoln Park, to our current 40,000-sqft facilities; a former gear factory at 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave. Our new facility is a beautiful, spacious center, boasting state-of-the-art equipment, expanded course offerings and a café. We support the arts through education, an artist-in-residency program, artisan gallery, studio space, and a non-profit outreach program ArtReach.
Our new, private space Lillstreet Loft is located just a few doors down at 4437 N. Ravenswood Ave. The 2,000-sqft loft is home to our arts-based professional development program Ignite, as well as several public arts programs. The loft is also available for private rentals for up to approx. 100 people.