Las Manos Gallery's new location is 1515 W. Foster Ave!
As most of you know, the gallery was forced out of its home on Clark Street after 14 years.
At first it seemed we had to close for good - finding an affordable storefront in
Andersonville has almost become as rare as an empty one. After a month of no hope,
several people in the community pointed out a space on Foster Avenue, right around the
corner from our old location. Though half the size, the potential to start again was tempting
enough snap up the lease!
What makes this spot so enticing is the large enclosed courtyard behind it. Plans for sculpture
gardens, film festivals, poetry slams and parties are all on next year's schedule! Of course
there is a lot of work to be done before these events can happen, but we are well on our
way- thanks to the many volunteers that have donated their time. Clients and artists
alike wielded sledgehammers, drills, saws and sanders. Without their enthusiasm we would
have thrown in the towel. A big thank-you to our emerging and professional artists
that have transitioned with us. Without them we would not be able to continue hosting
exhibitions, fundraisers and events that help keep Andersonville a cultural destination
in Chicago ...
Thanks again to everyone that has shown us so much support and love during this
Reopening celebration & Exhibition:
Friday December 7th from 6-10pm.
We will also participate in Andersonville's
"Late Night and Late-er Night" Holiday events:
Friday November 30th, and Friday December 14th