50 YEARS AS A WOMEN ARTIST-RUN CO-OPERATIVE GALLERY
Our Mission: ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit gallery and foundation whose mission is to bring innovative, emerging and/or experimental visual art to a wide range of viewers, and to provide a nurturing atmosphere for the continued development of artistic potential and dialogue. As a non-profit cooperative operated by a collective of femInist artists since 1973, ARC works to empower women by providing professional and mentoring opportunities in the visual arts. ARC serves to raise public awareness on various community-based issues by presenting exhibits, workshops, discussion groups and programs by, and for, underserved populations.
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Chicago Community Trust’s Athena Fund, the West Town Chamber of Commerce, State of Illinois Back to Business Grant, our members, our ARCangels and other donors.
ARC Gallery, a non-profit women’s cooperative gallery, has been an integral part of the Chicago art scene since 1973. Exhibition opportunities for innovative and emerging artists exist today, to an extent unheard of for women 50 years ago. ARC Gallery’s ongoing contribution to this movement has given exposure and support to countless artists through its alternative space, providing a rich environment for the development of their artistic potential, experimentation and dialogue.
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ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative exhibition opportunities for innovative artists of all genders, outside the commercial gallery system. Since 1973 ARC has given exposure and support to artists, providing a rich environment for the continued development of artistic potential, experimentation, and dialogue.