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The People's Gallery Chicago

The People's Gallery Chicago is a community art gallery designed to spark conversation, build community & strengthen civic engagement. Managed by One Heart One Soul, housed inside of Monarch Thrift Shop

2875 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm | Fridays, 11am-6pm | Sunday, 1p-4p

Contact us to schedule a private tour & learn more.

Community Workshops

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Art + Mindfulness Open Studio

Join us The People's Gallery Chicago for open studio time. Bring in an art project you have been working on or use the art supplies we have available. 

Each session is 1hr and will start with a meditation lead by @creative_krush to get present in our bodies and start that flow state.


All Ages and Skill Levels are Welcome | Cost: Donation Based

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Co-Working Creative Pause

Felling inspired or need inspiration? Pop on over for 2hrs of Co-working Creative time! Bring your own project or start a new one using available supplies.

Cost: Donation Based



The Art & Well-being Program held at

the Cook County Department of Corrections, Women's Division transforms the women's jail tier into an art studio; a space where women have the opportunity to explore their creativity by creating mixed media art journals while learning & practicing mindfulness meditation techniques.

One Heart One Soul, in collaboration with teaching artist Loui L. Butler.

The Art & Wellbeing program started summer of 2022 and has served approximately 81 women at the Cook County Department of Corrections. Women share they feel better about themselves and are less stressed and frustrated. The women feel this arts program provides a safe environment for them to explore their creativity. 

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Youth Art Workshop to Unleash Your Creative Mind!


It's time for another great workshop at The People's Gallery located inside of Monarch Thrift Shop! Together, we'll explore the basics of color theory through using acrylic paint, coloring mixing, basic terminology, value scale and color exercises!

This class is intended for beginners but all are welcome and is divided into two sessions. Start a new project or bring in a project you are currently working on.

  • For Youth: 3rd grade-12th grade

  • Dates: March - Sat 11th & Sat 18th

  • Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

$5 per participant, supplies are included!

Located at 2875 N. Milwaukee Avenue in the Avondale community of Chicago, IL

Gallery Photos

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