Join Jason Messinger and Other Working Artists at the Cornelia Arts Building March 2024 Open Studios

Working Artists Open Their Doors at Cornelia Arts Building March 2024 Open Studios

Visit two full-floors of working art studios at one of the largest artist studio buildings on Chicago’s North side.   

"Resonance" by Artist Jordan Scott (Model Sarah Boyle)
Art studio Jason Messinger (serving drinks) - photo L. White

On Friday March 22nd, from 6 - 10 pm, and on Saturday March 23rd, from 11 am - 3 pm, the Cornelia Arts Building at 1800 West Cornelia Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, opens its doors for visitors to meet talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close, and purchase art and crafts directly from their makers. Currently over 95 local artists and artisans work here, including painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelers, designers, and much more.

Otter Creek by Guest Artist Mary Foster

Yellow Green Sunflower by Guest Artist Mary Foster

The juried front lobby guest artist is Mary Foster, showcasing her beautiful paintings and hand-painted woodcut prints. With one-of-a-kind artwork and special artisan-made gifts by the building artists, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy.


Join Jason Messinger in studio 109 where he showcases his signature tile murals, sculpture, and works on paper. Building on four decades of fostering creativity, the venue nears completion on a multi-year remodeling effort, with more than double the studios and artists, and more art than ever before.

Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Roscoe Village, Lakeview, and North Center. Located close to public transportation and only two blocks south of the Addison Brown Line CTA stop, the building has a free parking lot and street parking nearby. Events are free and open to the public.
Photo credit Jordan Scott

Cornelia Arts Building March Open Studios
Friday, March 22, 2024, 6 pm - 10 pm  
Saturday, March 23, 2024, 11 am - 3 pm

The Cornelia Arts Building – Where Art Works
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago, IL
Entrance on NW corner of Ravenswood and Cornelia.
Two blocks south of Addison Brown Line CTA Station.
Free parking available in lot and in neighborhood.

Photo Credit Jordan Scott

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