Mar 9th 2019

Take Care

@ You Are Beautiful

3368 N Elston, Chicago, IL 60618

Opening Saturday, March 9th, from 6PM - 10PM

Come join us for a brand new body of work around the theme of “take care” in the YAB HQ Gallery. We’re putting together our first bi-monthly show since the grand opening, and completely reworking the gallery space.

The work will all be based on the theme of “take care”. Take care of yourself, take care of others, let others take care of you, and of course, take care of your business. Self care is often overlooked, and easy to let slide. Taking care of ourselves should be our number one focus. When on a plane, we’re instructed to place the oxygen mask on ourselves before helping others. We need to be there for ourselves before we can properly be there for others. As soon as we have ourselves situated, we should do everything in our power to take care of others. It’s sometimes easy to let life slowly eat away at our generosity, but we have to stay strong and give as much as we can to one another. We are here to take care of each other.

A little bit about Programming at YAB HQ

Gallery Openings

Every other month or so, we’ll completely redo the gallery portion of our retail store with brand new work, all related around a new positive message. This is our sandbox; a place to play around with new ideas and concepts. We hope you enjoy the work, and would love to hear what you think. We’ll also create experiential events around Halloween and Christmas. Let’s celebrate these times together!


We offer a variety of Hands-On Workshops from making your own t-shirt and painting your own wood pieces to making your own LED letter, laser cutting, and learning CNC basics. Come and get your hands dirty as you learn more about the process of how we create works in our studio. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar to learn more.


Want to see the behind-the-scenes operation while also learning more about the project and our practice? We offer regularly scheduled FREE Studio Tours. Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming tours.

Have a large group? We can schedule a custom tour for your school or group. Our tours can accommodate 10 to 50 people. To schedule a group tour, reach out to

A little bit about Matthew Hoffman & You Are Beautiful

You Are Beautiful started as a passion project in 2002 with 100 stickers, with a goal to help people feel better every day. The project was run (and all orders were shipped) out of a two-car garage until 2018. YAB HQ then opened in Chicago, offering a retail store front (open to the public daily), as well as housing our studio where we build our installations. We are extremely grateful for the global community who has supported this message, and helped spread millions of stickers, art murals, and installations far and wide — all with the goal to add a little positivity to the world.

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