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Stony Island Arts Bank

This is an archived listing.


6760 S. Stony Island Ave.


South Shore


William Gibbons Uffendell, 1923


Theaster Gates, 2015


The Stony Island Arts Bank is a hybrid gallery, media archive, library, community center and home for Rebuild Foundation’s archives and collections. Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell and built in 1923, the building was once a vibrant community bank. It closed in the 1980s and deteriorated while it sat vacant for decades. Reopened in October 2015, the radically-restored building serves as a space for neighborhood residents to preserve, access, reimagine and share their heritage. It is also a destination for artists, scholars, curators, and collectors to research and engage with South Side history.

Archived In

2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2019 , 2020