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.

Gallery Hours:

Thursday & Friday: 2 – 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 – 4 pm

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Artist membership in ARC is available to women artists based on excellence of work and personal commitment to the goals and mission of this alternative gallery and its cooperative structure.


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Looking for a venue to show your work? The ARC Gallery serves as a rental space for artists around the world. Find out more about opportunities for solo, group, curated, juried and special event exhibitions.


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