Art lovers in Chicago looking to find some innovative and truly creative abstract art have a lot of choices when it comes to galleries. Here is a look at some of the best abstract art galleries that both seasoned art lovers and beginners can visit and enjoy.
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Mars Gallery
1139 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-7808

Mars Gallery is housed in a 19th-century all-brick timber loft, but that is only part of its charm. The Gallery is home to a wide range of artists, including abstract, modern pop art and figurative. For over 25 years, the Mars Gallery has welcomed anyone with a curious mind to come in and find the perfect piece that inspires them. They also offer custom framing for pieces purchased at the gallery or from elsewhere.

119 N. Peoria St., Suite 2C
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 4328-3972

Founded in 2003, Threewalls is a non-profit aimed to provide greater support and visibility for the visual arts community in Chicago. They encourage a greater awareness of Chicago’s art scene by inviting emerging artists to share the history and beauty of the city of Chicago. Current exhibitions include “Jovencio de la Paz: Endless Flight” and “Anthony Baab: Cover the Earth.”

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McCormick Gallery
835 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-6800

The McCormick Gallery specializes in mid-century American abstract painting that represent a good variety of post-war artists. They also host a small group of contemporary artists, painters and sculptors, many of them Chicago-based. The Gallery opened its doors in May of 2000 on the loop after Thomas McCormick’s wife told him to either open a gallery or simply stop talking about it.

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Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-5220

For over 75 years, the Hyde Park Art Center has been working to advance the visual arts in Chicago. Built in a defunct saloon, the goal was to make everyone feel like they had the opportunity to participate in the arts scene. You could say that they had the hippie mentality before hippies even existed.

Western Exhibitions
845 W. Washington Blvd., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 480-8390

In the beginning, Western Exhibitions was a nomadic gallery, staging shows in apartments, lofts and any other galleries that would allow them space. Then in 2004, director Scott Speh opened the first brick and mortar building in Chicago before moving to the main contemporary gallery district in 2008. Western Exhibitions provides an outlet for conceptually-minded and visually innovative artists with gallery shows, unique artist projects and curated group shows.

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