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Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center


6433 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Enter from parking lot at rear


Rogers Park


Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available





Built in 1911 with innovative tilt-up concrete construction, this makerspace was an early home of Zenith Electric (first known as Chicago Radio Laboratory) before it became an international powerhouse. The facility’s history and heft is a perfect match for the work that has gone on here since CIADC opened in 2015. Equipment, workshops and work spaces are offered in casting, metalworking, forging, woodworking and technology & design, with each department given its own floor. CIADC’s goal is to remove the obstacles most people face in accessing shop tools and a safe facility for 3-D object design and production.

Behind the Scenes

Check out this makerspace for casting, metalworking, forging, woodworking and more.

Workshop demos

Watch demos and see work underway in different shops, including casting, metalworking and forging, woodworking and more.