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Fine Arts Building


410 S. Michigan Ave.




Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Long Lines Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Solon S. Beman, 1885


The Fine Arts Building was originally a carriage assembly plant and showroom for the Studebaker Company. It was designed by Solon Spencer Beman and opened in 1885. An extensive 1898 remodeling converted it into a home for what is now one of the nation's oldest artist communities, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Its rented studios, offices and shops have housed some of the city's most illustrious literary and artistic talents, including Frank Lloyd Wright, sculptor Lorado Taft and Wizard of Oz illustrator W. W. Denslow. The interior features stunning Art Nouveau decorative details and murals dating from the 1898 renovation. The building continues to house art galleries, theater and performing arts studios and other arts-related businesses. The property also houses the magnificent Studebaker Theater, which was renovated in 2022.

Visitor Experience

Explore all 10 floors of artistry at the Fine Arts Building, including the majestic Studebaker Theater, Art Nouveau murals, and much more. New placards throughout feature prominent tenants and two new galleries with stories from the building's history.

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