ARC Gallery is an internationally recognized exhibition space that has been an integral part of the Chicago art scene since its inception in 1973. Founded during the women’s movement as an alternative to the mainstream gallery system, ARC is one of the oldest co-ops of its kind in the country. As a non-profit, woman artist-run cooperative, ARC continues its feminist tradition by providing exhibition opportunities for professional and emerging artists working in all media based on excellence of artwork, without discrimination toward gender, race, age, class, physical/mental ability, sexual, spiritual or political orientation.

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HOME; An Exhibition ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation For more information or to apply, ple...

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CALL FOR ENTRIES – “We the People…” an open-walls show at ARC Gallery

In mid-July 2016, ARC will present an exhibition entitled, "We the People…." INFORMATIONAL PRO...

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CALL FOR ENTRIES “It Figures: The Body in Art”

It Figures: The Body in Art Juried by Dan Addington Informational Prospectus and Call for Entri...

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Call for Entries – Touch of the Blues

  In February 2016, ARC will present "A Touch of the Blues", juried by Sarah Krepp No col...

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Call for entries for the “I Can’t Breathe” exhibition

In November/December 2015, ARC will present "I CAN'T BREATHE", juried by Mary Patten and Romi Crawfo...

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Karras Performance Festival at ARC Gallery

Karras Performance Co-op, formerly known as Flak, is dedicated to the creation of new performa...

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