Alternative Fest

Saturday, July 27th 1–6 PM + Sunday, July 28th 1–5 PM

Heaven Gallery and The Silver Room, who both established community art spaces in 1997 in Wicker Park, are partnering during Wicker Park Fest to bring to back some of the culture and diversity of the old neighborhood.

The Silver Room Pop Up is located at 1302 N. Milwaukee Ave. and Heaven Gallery is located at 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. on the second floor. Visit both of...

Gentrification Without Art Displacement Talk

Gentrification Without Art Displacement Talk

Saturday, July 13th - 1 PM

Join us for a panel discussion about gentrifying neighborhoods and the importance of Alternative Space. The discussion will be moderated by Teresa Silva from Chicago Artists Coalition and Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Panelists include Alma Wieser from Heaven Gallery, Edra Soto and Gina Hunt from The Franklin, Oscar Gonzalez Diaz, Gareth Kaye from...

Alternative Space

Opening Reception: Friday, June 28th - 7 – 11 PM
Panel Discussion: July 13th - 1 PM
Show runs through July 28th 2019

Participating Galleries and Curators:
Adds Donna, AMFM, Apparatus, Baby Blue, The Franklin, Heaven Gallery, LVL3, Oscar Gonzalez Diaz, Slow, Tiger Strikes Asteroid

As Heaven Gallery fights to keep space, we asked ourselves: what better way to show the power of Chicago artists than to throw a last minute art...

Tangential States: An Afternoon of Readings

Saturday, June 22nd at 1 PM
Free Event

As an expansion to the ideas circulating in the exhibition Strained States, Tangential States brings together a group of artists and writers who push our thoughts elsewhere. Their words evoke notions of embodiment, memory, objecthood, familial ties, and spatiality, while simultaneously adding new layers and lenses for reading the artworks included the exhibition. Come come come.


Artist Talk: Breach of Contract

Saturday, June 1st – 1 PM

Join artists Judith Brotman, Jeffrey Grauel, Meg Duguid and curator Paul Hopkin as they discuss their artistic practices and walk through their group show, "Breach of Contract"

Images are often used to access something we long for but can't have, can't reconcile. Visualization allows us to proceed as though there is presence. Projected presence, like memory, is soft. Allows all sorts of...