Welcome to Fine Arts Building Studios
The Fine Arts Building (FAB) Studios collective was established in 2007. Our Members include: visual artists, musicians, jewelers, vocalists, and theater groups. Join us on the second Friday of every
month for Second Fridays Open Studios. Come browse
ten floors of art, theater, dance, music, and galleries in the historic Fine Arts Building located at 410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605. For more information: Beatriz Ledesma 773.561.0825 or Debra LePage 312.339.8415
NEXT SECOND FRIDAY OPEN STUDIOS: Friday October 10, 2014 from 5pm - 9pm.
The 19th Annual
Chicago Artists Month Celebrates Creatives who are “Crossing Borders”
Crossing Borders means leaving your neighborhood, your
physical comfort zone, to explore the environs of others around you. Crossing Borders means painting mixing it up with
music, poetry in the kitchen - or dancing about architecture. Crossing Borders means immigrants from afaraway lands
making their homes in Chicacgo and transforming the creative sould with a little bit of Africa, or South America, or...
– actual physical borders, or conceptual, genre or societal borders, can be liberating, creative, stimulating,
transgressive, dangerous, or affirmative. Often it is life-changing. CAM encourages participants
to plan their program as a mash-up, crossing borders literally and figuratively – between neighborhoods and nations,
within artistic genres, media and social scenes.
A full list of open studios will be published the week of the next Open Studios.
FAB Studios is
now a member of the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) and took part in CLA's first Open Streets on State Street.
It was a huge success. Over 10,000 visitors joined FAB Studio members to fill State Street with art and music.
SECOND FLOOR GALLERY: October Exhibition
FAB Studios Members "cross borders" via collaboration in their 2014 FAB Studios Member Exhibition "Outside of the Box:
Collaborative Works by Artists at the Fine Arts Building" Opening Reception 5pm
Second Floor Gallery space open during regular FAB business
7AM to 10PM Monday
AM to 9:30PM Saturday
10AM to 4PM Sunday
June - July 2014
"Celebrate the Paperweight"
YI KE 2014
Debut Solo Exhibition: The Sensation without Being Immersed in Tedium
FABstudios artist Jean
Mazzochi Solo Exhibition
Tiffany Gholar: Imperfect
One artist, two bodies of work.
December 2013 - February 2014
A Gift of Art featuring the work of FAB Artists
2013 Second Floor Gallery:
Past and present
work of 5 encaustic artists
August 2013 Second Floor Gallery
Hands: Works of Matthew Silva
July 2013 Second Floor Gallery
A collection of posters artistically capturing the pubs and local hangouts that
make up the heart and soul of your town.
June 2013 Second Floor Gallery THIRD COAST DIASPORA
Chicago as a point of arrival
Artworks by Samuel Gillis, Terry Dixon, Kevin Swallow and Chris Davis!
Presented by Chicago Art Leasing and curated
by Joshua Ginsberg
May 2013 Second Floor Gallery
A MEDLEY OF DRAWINGS by
An eclectic exhibition of drawings exploring a wide range of interests and enthusiasms.
April 2013 Second Floor Gallery
ETERNAL: A solo exhibition of original oils on canvas by Jill McLean www.jillmclean.com
February - March 2013 Second Floor Gallery and Studio 701:
FUSEDChicago encaustic artists --works in wax of 16 FUSEDChicago members
2012/January 2013 Second Floor Gallery:
Annual FAB Studios Member Show
November 2012 Second Floor Gallery:
"One Day in Amauta"
Daily life in a Lima shantytown
Photographs by Patrice Olsen
2012 Second Floor Gallery:
September Second Floor Gallery:
Paintings by J. M. Jung
by J. A. Jung
May Second Floor Gallery Exhibition:
Works by Jill McLean
Exhibition open till June 7th
April Second Floor Gallery:
Paradigm Shift: The Art of the Chicago Spring
Second Floor Gallery February 2011
Hello and Goodbye: A year at FAB
Featuring eclectic mixed media and collage
created by artist Alenna
Second Floor Gallery Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Annual FAB Studios Member Show