New Galleries and Galleries Closed since Summer

New Chicago Art Venues and Closed Chicago Art Venues

This page exists as an ongoing update of changes to the Chicago Art Map: the opening of new galleries, the closing of existing galleries, and the relocation of venues. Opening and closing dates provided whenever available.

New Venues

Abryant Gallery (September 2009)

Agent Gallery (December 2009)

AJ Kane Gallery (September 2009)

Ben Russell (May 2009)

Black Market (December 2009)

Bruce Thorn Studio (December 2008)


Coalition Gallery (November 2009)



Elephant Room, Inc. (November 2009)

Garage Spaces (October 2009) (see also closings)

Johalla Projects (October 2009)

Monument 2 (see New City)Mortville


Noble & Superior Projects (October 2009)

Pentagon Gallery (December 2009)

Peregrine Program (November 2009)

Reception Gallery (December 2009)

The Opp Shop (December 2009)

Wicker Park Art (December 2009)

Closed Venues

Echo Gallery (August 2006)

Flatfile Gallery (March 2009)

Garage Spaces (December 2009) (see also “new”)

Green Bicycle Organization (August 2009)

Green Lantern Gallery (June 2009)

I Space Gallery (December 2009)

Mi Elements (June 2008)

Mini Dutch (July 2009)

Neleh (2008)

Ossia Fine Arts Space (September 2009)

Refuge: Center for Artist in Recovery (April 2009)

The Upstairs Gallery (September 2006)

Vega Estates (August 2009)


Monique Meloche – new location: 2154 W. Division (September 2009)

InCUBATE: no longer has a location, now exists as a roaming curatorial project (December 2009)

OK, I think I have links to all of these, so if you can’t find it on the map, and request it in the comments, I’ll dig it up.

Note: Thank you Jason Foumberg of New City for filling in some of the blanks in the “2009 best of” list