A piece of art can adorn and enhance the home and it can spark an intriguing conversation. Finding that special artwork can be affordable in Chicago when shopping at these best shops. Patronizing an art store or gallery is also a great way to support artists from Chicago and support the community where the art store or gallery is located. For additional best shops in Chicago to buy affordable art, please click on this link.

(Photo Credit: Andersonville Galleria's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Andersonville Galleria’s Facebook)

Andersonville Galleria
5247 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-8570

Andersonville Galleria features over 90 tenants offering a wide range of merchandise such as apparel, jewelry, artwork, home furnishings, giftware, accessories, antiques and gourmet treats. The mission of Andersonville Galleria is to offer a distinctive shopping experience and also support small local businesses and retailers.

Sacred Art
4619 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-2803

Sacred Art is located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood and supports independent artists. It represents over 100 artists and designers from Chicago and outside Chicago who create items such as paintings, photography prints, jewelry and custom clothing. Sacred Art specializes in selling original artwork, handmade accessories and custom art pieces. It enjoys getting to know its community and customers so any questions are welcome and encouraged.

Adventureland Gallery
1513 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 617-5168

Adventureland Gallery, in conjunction with Firecat Projects, assists artists in selling their work with minimal fees. The gallery is a Chicago exhibition space that revels in young talent and acts as a service to artists in the Chicago area. The gallery offers the opportunity for young artists, emerging artists and upcoming artists to be able to display their work in a professional setting and network with the art patrons of Chicago.

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(Photo Credit: ARC Gallery's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: ARC Gallery’s Facebook)

ARC Gallery
2156 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-2232

ARC Gallery is a non-profit, woman artist-run cooperative that provides exhibition space for professional and emerging artists working in a variety of mediums based on excellence of work. ARC Gallery does a great amount of community outreach. Be sure to check out its website to see all of the opportunities it offers.

Mars Gallery
1139 W. Fulton Market St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-7808

Mars Gallery is home to a variety of art and artists, including figurative, abstract, modern pop art, contemporary and more. The gallery welcomes and encourages visitors to come in and explore the abundance of artwork, the building and something special called “The Vortex.” Mars Gallery also offers custom framing service for work purchased at the gallery or elsewhere.

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