Pilsen Arts & Community House now serves as stewards to one of Chicago's largest studio artwalks held each year in Pilsen.
18th St. Pilsen Open Studios was started in 2003 by a group of longtime Pilsen artists, most but not all of them Latino. The focus of the event is on "studios" as the place of production, allowing the public a rare glimpse at where (and how) art in Pilsen is made. All artists involved in the event either work or live in the neighborhood or have a strong historical connection to Pilsen. A limited number of cultural spaces/cafes in Pilsen also participate in this event to show work from Pilsen connected artists who don't have a studio in the neighborhood.
We understand the core values this event has maintained throughout the years. It is with honor and care the organization will have this be a signature community event for many years to come.
SUPPORT 18TH STREET PILSEN OPEN STUDIOS
This event is self funded through Pilsen Arts & Community House, participation of each artist, studio space, gallery and local business. By donating to this event, you are supporting the continued efforts and helping with keeping this event accessible to all. Thank you!
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