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Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center


6433 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Enter from rear parking lot


Rogers Park


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 4pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Washrooms Available





Built in 1911 with innovative tilt-up concrete construction, this makerspace was an early home of Zenith Electric, known as Chicago Radio Laboratory before it became a global industrial 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 & molding, metalworking & forging, technology & design, and woodworking, with each department given its own floor. CIADC’s goal is to remove the obstacles most people face with creating 3D objects with permanent materials and industrial processes

Visitor Experience

Explore this historic makerspace, with shops dedicated to casting & molding, metalworking & forging, technology & design and woodworking.