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River North: The Heart of the Chicago Art Scene

If you’re looking for Chicago apartments for rent, you may want to check out places close to the neighborhood of River North. River North, part of the Near North Side, makes up one of the city’s most exciting art communities — for anyone interested in browsing or buying art, being close to this near North side neighborhood is a must. Thanks to the sheer number of programs being put on by the River North Arts District, Chicago Gallery News, and the Chicago Art Dealers association, the River North Art scene promises to be eventful in the near future. Here are just a few of the events that are sure to bring out the art lover in you.


Summer Events and Exhibitions of interests in River North

  • First Thursday – Every Thursday until 7:00 p.m. – This summer, many of River North’s most popular galleries, with help for the Chicago Art Dealer’s Association, have decided to keep their doors open  a little later. First Thursdays can be an after work treat or the warm-up to a dinner date. If you live or work near the area, take the opportunity enjoy new artwork by some of Chicago’s most celebrated artists.
  • A New Angle Until July 3rd,  Schneider Gallery, 230 West Superior Street — This exhibit will feature portrait photographs from multiple artists, whose subjects range from friends to distant relatives from Saudi Arabia to rockabilly musicians. The following exhibit starts July 9th. Entitled Easy Acquisitions: New Discoveries from Around the Globe, it will feature five energetic young photographers from all over the world exploring their own, unique points of view.
  • Starbucks SaturdaysEvery Saturday, 11:00- 12:30 p.m., 720 N. Franklin – Just started exploring River North and don’t know where to start? Luckily, the good people at Chicago Gallery News have created Starbucks Saturday, a free walking tour of the galleries of River North. This tour provides a detailed survey of some of the most prominent galleries — whether you’re a visitor to the neighborhood or live in or close to River North, this tour is great for even a casual art lover. Click here for more information on the participating galleries. Don’t forget to get there at 11!

Whether you’re looking to blossom into Chicago’s next famous artist, or you’re just looking for a cool place to live by, don’t miss what’s going on this summer at River North. Apartments in downtown Chicago offer close proximity to the Near North Side neighborhood, allowing you to swing by after work or on the weekend. Find our more about the nearby neighborhoods and amenities of our Chicago apartments for rent here.