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We dont often think of Chicago as where we want to continue our art careers. Most young artist dream of New York, Paris and now L.A. But these days, Chicago seems to be the king of DIY galleries that are springing up all over the country. Would you go to see a curated show in someone's apartment? Post a comment or leave a name of a DIY gallery we should all check out

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The most interesting art is mostly taking place in apartment galleries. These alternative spaces offer a refuge from white wall galleries to show work that is experimental and beyond commercial interests. Check out Old Gold, minidutch, Lloyd Dobler, Vonzweck and People Projects.
I agree, if there's a city with a strong DIY attitude, it's definitely Chicago.

It's great seeing these small galleries coming up, there are tons of great artist out there that are being discovered and recognized thanks to these galleries.

check out http://www.lloyddoblergallery.com/

and of course the good people at Lumpen (http://www.lumpen.com), which are always supporting the DIY movement. Their new location "The Co-prosperity Sphere" is located in Bridgeport, south side of Chicago.
DIY Chicago Galleries give artist the freedom to experiment. I used to run Polvo(http://www.polvo.org). That space is closed and am opening another one called Antena(http://www.antenapilsen.com).
i checked out the lumpen site and was real exited. i wrote them about our group to see if maybe they would be interested in keeping up with our blog on this site. it's worth sticking together and knowing how everyone is feeling in this community:)
thats great that your starting your own gallery. any advice to me? im turning my apt into a gallery for a show for us all in a few weeks if i can manage. it would probably be a 2 week show or something small to start but id like to get us some publicity as a group.

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