Must-See Galleries In Chicago's River North

Encaustic art | © Daniel X. O’Neil/Flickr
Encaustic art | © Daniel X. O’Neil/Flickr
Photo of Alyssa Reyes
27 October 2016

River North is one of Chicago‘s main attractions. The area, on the city’s North Side, is filled with upscale restaurants, hundreds of shops, and countless activities for the family, making it the perfect tourist destination. River North is also a prime spot for art galleries; it is home to dozens, each unique in its collection. Here are the best galleries to check out while visiting River North’s Art District.

The Project Room

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The Project Room, Chicago
The Project Room, Chicago
Founded by photographer Patti Bartelstein, The Project Room is a multipurpose art gallery centered on work that is both conceptually strong and evocative. Bartelstein’s gallery combines the visual arts with technology and innovation while engaging topics related to the liberal arts and sciences. At The Project Room, art from all over the world and from all experience levels is displayed. Visit for workshops, talks, or concerts, or simply to take in the art.

Jennifer Norback Fine Art Gallery

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The Jennifer Norback Fine Art Gallery displays exquisite art from Chicago and Europe. Exhibitions, talks, and workshops help to create an interactive atmosphere for both artists and visitors. Visit the Jennifer Norback Fine Art Gallery to admire art with a glass of wine in hand, attend a lecture, or watch a live musical performance.

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