+ Pilsen, Chicago art and community space, featuring art, crafts and activism by local creatives.

1800 W. 18th St. (entrance on Wood St.) Chicago, IL 60608


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This series compels you to see life through my mind as I grow and experience what it means to exist. The main theme of this body of work is “Stream of Consciousness” which is infused literally and figuratively with the representation of water. This resonates because of the correlation between water, thought, and life. Our prior experiences can wash over, cleanse and purify us of troublesome perspectives as we continue to flourish throughout life. Words do not have to be stagnant; they can be as fluid as a stream and invoke thought and emotion into the physical world, which is beautiful. Piece No 2 “Exhaleboi” exemplifies how I feel more at ease with the written word versus the spoken one...” -Eli Haymer

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August 3-24

the s +hings

A show curated by and for youth artists.

applications open June 1
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attention djs/musicians/producers

Love Song to the Zapatistas

Our friends and collaborators are looking for beat makers to contribute to this project before the final track and video is released. Hit up Kegels for Hegel for more info.

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Don’t see a show that is quite the right fit? Submit a proposal. Solo exhibitions at the gallery are exclusive to Black and Brown artists living on the West Side and South Side of Chicago.