Lillstreet Art Center

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Since 1975, Lillstreet Art Center has served Chicago communities with opportunities for personal and professional growth through the arts, providing the innovative programming and welcoming environment to ignite creative passions. Lillstreet offers arts education for all skill levels, a gallery, an artist residency program, an arts-based team building program, studio space, and community outreach.

Studios Open for RAW at Lillstreet

samceramics – Studio 209

WEB | INSTAGRAM: Susan Messer McBride | Catherine Tweedie | David Todd Trost
Studio 209 houses three different ceramic artists all of whom are also Lillstreet instructors. Catherine Tweedie and Susan Messer McBride both make soda fired functional ceramics ranging from cookie jars to cups, serving bowls, planters, and dessert plates. David Todd Trost is the director of the ceramics program at Lillstreet and works in a wide range from cups and bowls to large sculptural pieces involving wrestlers, political figures, rockstars and rabbits. It’s worth a visit to our sunny corner to see our recent work.

Rebecca Zemans Jewelry – Studio 304

Through sculptural jewelry, Rebecca strives to make art accessible to everyone. Throughout her years of designing jewelry and making art she realized what an incredible gift it is to help people create beautiful and meaningful pieces to cherish always. Often with custom work, Rebecca sees herself as a translator, collaborating with customers to make their visions a reality. Inspired by classic jewelry, she creates timeless pieces with a twist. The end result is casually elegant – easy to wear by anyone at anytime.