Artists do not cause gentrification in Pilsen, but may indicate it.

For residents of Pilsen and other South and West side neighborhoods in the city, the issue of gentrification has been contentious and difficult to solve. Grassroots organizations like the Pilsen Alliance have been pushing back against the gentrification that has luxury condos being built and a upper-class demographic moving into the neighborhood, but it has … Continue reading Artists do not cause gentrification in Pilsen, but may indicate it.

Baby Blue: a lens to view artists’ minds

Featuring artwork by Autumn Clark, Caleb Yono, Caroline Jacobson and Anna Showers-Cruser.  At Baby Blue, Caleb Beck wants to help artists achieve their visions. Beck started the gallery after finishing graduate school in Boston, where he lamented the lack of cool shows and spaces meant for young artists. Artists ranging in age from early 20s … Continue reading Baby Blue: a lens to view artists’ minds

Young artists integrate into Chicago art scene by opening DIY gallery space

When you walk into the Yards while a show is in full tilt, it’s easy to forget that this small gallery is actually a home. It was jarring to see the pile of boots by the door, still wet from the brown slush outside, or the pile of dishes in the sink of the small … Continue reading Young artists integrate into Chicago art scene by opening DIY gallery space