Front & Center at Hyde Park Art Center


Front & Center is the culmination of Hyde Park Art Center’s 2013 Center Program—a professional development initiative which offers a group of artists the unique opportunity to develop a new body of work, receive feedback from professionals in the field, and work towards an exhibition to be held in our main gallery. Over the course of six months, a supportive peer network, guest artists, gallerists, critics, and professionals push Center Program artists to answer tough questions, evolve their art, and ultimately produce a strong, new body of work to show.

The exhibition will run from August 10 – 24, with a gallery reception on August 10 from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Art Center is located at 5020 South Cornell Avenue in Chicago. For more information call 773-324-5520 or visit

Mischief Night at the Hyde Park Art Center

Mischief Night invites Chicagoans to enjoy creative workshops, artist performances, exhibitions, music, and events during this day-long festival that features kid-friendly family programming during the day, and activities for adults after 5 pm.

Mischief Night is a unique community event that connects a diverse group of artists, performers, organizations, businesses, and Chicagoans from all over the city, encouraging everyone to interact with art and each other in a celebratory environment.

This year’s Mischief Night will cater to art-hungry, art-curious kids, teens, and adults with even more fun elements like food trucks, guerrilla art making activities, and the debut of ARTBAR, a creative event tailored to young professionals in their 20s and 30s that features live music, a cash bar, and art making workshops like clay hand building, darkroom photography, and screen printing.

We’re accepting proposals for performances, workshops, events, et cetera through September 6. For more info, head to our website at: