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Sedgwick Studio


1544 N. Sedgwick St.
Enter through alley, use red door


Gold Coast / Near North Side


Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible





Below the CTA Brown Line's Sedgwick stop sits a 1901 Commonwealth Edison electrical substation built for one of Chicago’s last privately-owned train lines. After removal of the transformers converting AC to DC in the early 1960s, the building sat vacant for more than a decade. Luckily, several artists saw potential in its high ceilings and spacious interior. They purchased the property in 1976 and subsequently converted it to studio spaces. Today, Sedgwick Studios is buzzing with energy as a live/work space for six artists. Inside, there's sculpture fabrication, public exhibitions and even a neon lab.

Behind the Scenes

Explore the former substation turned artist studio. Artists will be available to talk about their unique work and demonstrations will be given in the neon lab.