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Sedgwick Studio

Address

1544 N. Sedgwick St.
Look for the red door in the alley.

Neighborhood

Lincoln Park / Old Town

Hours

Sat, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 17: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available

Completed

1900

Description

Below the CTA Brown Line's Sedgwick stop sits a Commonwealth Edison electrical substation built to serve the train. 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 converted it to studio space. Today, Sedgwick Studio is buzzing with energy as a live/work space for six artists: John Adduci, John E. Bannon, Sunny Han, Seaton Scarff, Ted Sitting Crow Garner and Michael Young. Inside, there's sculpture fabrication, public exhibitions and even a neon lab.

Visitor Experience

Guided tours will cover both the building’s history and the artists who create their sculpture within. The neon studio will be open at intervals throughout OHC weekend.