The Best Chicago Art Galleries in River North

November 25, 2020 | By Lauren Bozarth
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Art is a staple of Chicago culture, and we have a lot to offer here in the Windy City.

Whether you consider yourself an art aficionado or just appreciate artwork, make sure to visit the Chicago art galleries in River North.

The neighborhood is home to the historic art district centered around the intersection of Franklin and Superior Streets and bounded by Wells, Chicago, Orleans, and Huron Streets. Around these streets, you can find plenty of unique and imaginative galleries.

In fact, the River North Art District boasts the largest concentration of art galleries in the United States after Manhattan. Over recent years construction of new high rises in River North has replaced former art galleries, but you can still find plenty of options dispersed throughout the neighborhood.

The Best Art Galleries in the River North Neighborhood

With so many art galleries sprinkled around River North, we’ve narrowed down a few of our favorite spots:

  • Addington Gallery: Located right on Wells Street, this contemporary gallery has specialized in impressive mixed media pieces and paintings made with hot wax for over twenty years.
  • Carl Hammer Gallery: This gallery, also on Wells Street, boasts incredible pieces of work from self-taught American and European artists.
  • Andrew Bae Gallery: For a unique cultural experience, stop by this quiet gallery on Superior Street to explore incredible pieces created by modern artists connected with China, Korea, and Japan.
  • Jean Albano Gallery: If you’re interested in cutting-edge and creative contemporary art, this gallery is a must-see. Jean Albano represents both emerging and established artists through various mediums, including painting, sculptures, and mixed media.

LLCR Apartments in the Area

If you’d love to live nearby all of the best Chicago art galleries, consider living in one of these luxury River North apartment buildings:

Wolf Point East– 313 Wolf Point Plaza- Situated right on the Chicago River in the bustling River North area, these luxury apartments offer residents unprecedented views and world-class amenities. Building amenities include a business center/co-working space, full-floor fitness center, river gallery and lounge, outdoor pool and hot tub, golf simulator, dog run, club room, sky lounge, and more. Since the building sits right on the Chicago River, residents can enjoy their own private river walk patio and access to restaurants and retail.

Marlowe- 169 W Huron St- This boutique luxury apartment building offer jaw-dropping amenities. Residents can expect designer-inspired finishes, including herringbone-tiled flooring, kitchen backsplash, quartz countertops, premium flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. They can also enjoy an outdoor rooftop lap pool and firepits, community lounge with gaming tables and bar, outdoor kitchens with grill stations, and more.

Eight O Five– 805 N LaSalle St- This gorgeous building offers fantastic amenities and smartly-designed apartments. Property highlights include a 24-hour doorman, Wi-Fi in public areas, grills, cafe and resident lounge, library, yoga room, fitness center, billiards and shuffleboard, rooftop pool with sundeck and fire pit, outdoor dog run and bike storage.

Residents are near some of River North’s best restaurants, shopping, and nightlife

To safely view one of these apartments, connect with one of our experienced brokers today. Our qualified team members can help walk you through the apartment searching process and find your dream home near the popular Chicago art galleries in River North.

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