18th Street Pilsen Open Studios – 2022, Celebrating 20 Years!
Join Us In-Person this year!
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INTERACTIVE MAP of Locations Open to the Public
Explore Pilsen’s Creative Community as they present their work and art through a variety of Indoor & Outdoor Art Activities, Demonstrations, Performances, and Workshops
FREE CELEBRATION & RECEPTION:
18th Street Casa De Cultura
2057 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Friday, Oct.21st, 6-9pm
FREE MURAL TOURS by Pilsen Public Art Tours
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 22nd-23
Location: Both tours meet at Pilsen Arts & Community House
Walking Tour: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
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This is a FREE event welcoming all to explore and make new creative friends. If you’d like to help support this annual event, please consider making a DONATION HERE
History of Pilsen Open Studios:
18th St. Pilsen Open Studios was started in 2003 by a group of longtime Pilsen artists, most but not all of them Latino. The focus of the event is on “studios” as the place of production, allowing the public a rare glimpse at where (and how) art in Pilsen is made. All artists involved in the event either work or live in the neighborhood or have a strong historical connection to Pilsen. A limited number of cultural spaces/cafes in Pilsen also participate in this event to show work from Pilsen connected artists who don’t have a studio in the neighborhood.
We understand the core values this event has maintained throughout the years. It is with honor and care the organization will have this be a signature community event for many years to come.
Pilsen Arts & Community House now serves as stewards to one of Chicago’s largest studio artwalks held each year in Pilsen.