Sunday, January 11, 2015

Art Builds Community In Uptown FLATS

Inside 1050 W. Wilson, aka FLATS Studio
Chicago Gallery News:
In Uptown, one block off the Wilson red line El stop, is the old Wilson Avenue Theatre - a former vaudeville theatre and site of one of Charlie Chaplin’s early performances. It was recently a TCF Bank. Today it is FLATS STUDIO, an arts center associated with FLATS apartments, based on a simple hope that art can build community.

The grand foyer of the space has a high arched ceiling, and stark white walls are framed by Corinthian columns. With bare bones lighting and temporary walls that are more like large signboards, FLATS STUDIO possesses a raw, rustic feeling that strikes an appropriate aesthetic balance for the neighborhood. Continue Reading
Exterior of 1050 W. Wilson just east of Broadway

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