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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Sunday: 12 – 4 pm

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The Body in Revue: A.I.R. at ARC

A.I.R. Gallery, NY presents "The Body in Revue" at ARC Gallery through June 20, 2015. Following is a...

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Apply to be member of ARC Gallery

ARC is accepting applications from POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS OF ARC Consider joining a women-run cooper...

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Make an End-Of-Year Donation to ARC

Please Help Maintain our 40-Year Commitment to Excellence in the Arts You can donate by clicking he...

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T-shirt contest winner

Rhonda Thomas' created the winning design for "The 'F' Word: Feminism Now" t-shirt contest. The t...

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Opening Reception, November 7 2014

We had a great turn out for Ruti Modlin's PENTIMENTO, Laura Cloud's multi media "Sky Impressions and...

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Join us – Opening Reception 11/07/14

Please join us next Friday, November the 7th, 2014 for the opening of Ruti Modlin's PENTIMENTO show,...

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