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Lillstreet Art Center


4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.


Lincoln Square / Ravenswood


Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible





Lillstreet Art Center is an art school, art gallery, and artist studio space in Chicago, located in Ravenswood’s lively “Malt Row” district. The Center offers classes and workshops in ceramics, metalsmithing and jewelry, textiles, printmaking and book arts, and drawing and painting. Their Kidstreet program includes multimedia classes and summer camps for children and families.

Founded by Bruce Robbins in 1975, Lillstreet began as a clay manufacturing company on Halsted and Grand under the name Robbins Clay. The business then moved to a former horse stable at 1021 W. Lill in Lincoln Park, expanding their offerings to include a small variety of ceramics classes and workshops. This programming eventually outgrew the space, and in 2003, Lillstreet relocated to its present home in a former gear factory on Ravenswood Ave. Lillstreet transformed the building into a thriving art center with 23 classrooms, studio space for approximately 60 artists, a gallery, and an art store.

Visitor Experience

OHC visitors may take part in a free demonstration and workshop on making a wire ring with resident artist Sishi Wang. Demonstrations will take place every 15 minutes between 12-2pm on Sunday.