Happy 50th Birthday, ARC Gallery!

ARC Gallery Celebrates 50 Years! ARC’s longevity and unique Chicago impact over these 50 years has always depended on the unfailing support from a multitude of talented artists and dedicated patrons.

As we celebrate this milestone, we want to express our gratitude to all of our supporters who have contributed to ARC's mission.

We are reaching out to friends who believe in ARC's mission, and want to help us continue for the next 50 years. $50 for 50 Years and 50 More!

We ask all those who support emerging artists, women artists, diverse artists or small impactful galleries, to consider joining us by donating a 50th birthday gift. Will you contribute $50 for 50 Years and 50 More? We are more than halfway to our $10,000 goal.

About ARC: ARC (Artists Residents of Chicago) Gallery is proud of its status as the only surviving not-for-profit women’s cooperative gallery in the Midwest. For 50 years, ARC has been committed to the arts community via exhibitions of quality contemporary art regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity of the artist; showing the work of over 6000 unique artists from around the globe!

How does ARC love and support the art community? And what will your donation help provide? Let us count the ways:
• Bringing a feminist perspective to the management of a contemporary art gallery
• Working with the vibrant West Town arts community to welcome artists, patrons, and those curious about experiencing art to a safe, beautiful, and professional gallery space
• Presenting themed group juried exhibitions, so that artists with various and diverse talents and mediums meet and exhibit their work together
• Exhibiting high-quality original art for sale at non-exorbitant prices
• Substantially subsidizing the cost of solo exhibitions for artists
• Supporting emerging artists with their first exhibitions in our professional gallery
• Working with art students at colleges and universities to mentor young women artists
• Donating exhibition space to underserved or naïve artists
• Presenting exhibits, workshops, discussion groups and programs of interest to the general Chicago art world.

Won’t you help us celebrate our 50th year of supporting emerging artists? ARC Gallery is a 501c3 organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. Any donation will help make an impact.

Thank you for your support!

Donations (101)

  • Eryn Wecker
    • $30 
    • 3 d
  • Rand Shapiro
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Kathleen Barenholtz
    • $50 
    • 10 d
  • Kaylen Ralph
    • $25 
    • 11 d


ARC Gallery
Chicago, IL
ARC Educational Foundation
Registered nonprofit
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