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Sedgwick Studio

Address

1544 N. Sedgwick St.
Enter through red door on alley

Neighborhood

Gold Coast / Near North Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 9am - 5pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible 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 Studios 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.

Behind the Scenes

Explore the former substation turned sculpture studio. Artists will be on hand to talk about their unique work and demonstrations will be given in the neon lab.