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Portage Arts Lofts

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4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.


Jefferson Park / Portage Park


A. Epstein & Robert Heller, 1940


The Portage Arts Lofts recently transformed the striking International-Style Straus & Schram furniture store building into a four-story arts incubator in the heart of the Six Corners Shopping District. It features 50-foot-wide column-free interiors on all four floors. Today, it's a collaborative neighborhood arts center that's home to Filament Theatre, National Veterans Art Museum, Art Side Out Studio and Mask Shop and Chicago Ballet Center.