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Pilsen East Artist Colony, Chicago

Pilsen East Artist Colony - Chicago, Illinois
Pilsen East Artist Colony
1831 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608Map
+1 312 738 0786
Neighborhood: Pilsen/Little Tuscany

A seemingly Utopian society where artists live and work in studios around sunken gardens in the midst of a ne'er do well part of town. Sound like the stuff of novels? It is a reality here. The colony began nearly 50 years ago when John Podmajersky and his wife Ann bought three blocks of land when they saw their native Pilsen neighborhood starting to crumble. Since then, artisans from around the globe have come here to practice their craft. Approximately 300 artists now call the colony home. To observe the colony at work (without having to move in), visit during the annual open house in early September.

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Pilsen East Artist Colony General Information
  • Type: Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: Orange Line, Halsted St stop
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