ARC Gallery is an internationally recognized exhibition space that has been an integral part of the Chicago art scene since its inception in 1973. Founded during the women’s movement as an alternative to the mainstream gallery system, ARC is one of the oldest co-ops of its kind in the country. As a non-profit, woman artist-run cooperative, ARC continues its feminist tradition by providing exhibition opportunities for professional and emerging artists working in all media based on excellence of artwork, without discrimination toward gender, race, age, class, physical/mental ability, sexual, spiritual or political orientation.

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Call for Entries “His-ter’-ee-uh”

A juried exhibition in March 2019 at ARC. Click here for prospectus and application form. New exh...

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WOMEN STRONG: New Space–1463 W. Chicago Ave, New Work–by current and former members

WOMEN STRONG: New Space, New Work:  Opening  Fri.  Sept 14,  6-9pm This September ...

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Pride and Prejudice: Gender Realities in the 21st Century

A juried competition exhibition: June 20-July 14, 2018  Opening Reception:  Friday, June 23, 6 - 9...

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WELCOME: New ARC Gallery Artist Friends!

ARC Gallery Artist Friends!  Click on the link below and look for these artists on the ARC Artists ...

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Zoran Shekerov: Artist Lecture

Sat.  Jan 27,  3-4pm To conclude the exhibition “Titoism: Amid Nostalgia and Desire” by Zoran...

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