About Hyde Park Art Center
Stop by the Hyde Park Art Center's table at What's Your Art? to sample workshops of all shapes and sizes, including painting, drawing, and sculpture. Be sure to come by from 1 -2 pm for a special Encaustic Painting demonstration with Art Center teaching artist Holly Holmes. Encaustic painting uses melted wax to create colorful paintings. Watch as Holly shows you how to use hand tools, molds, and everyday items to create textured works of art.
Founded in 1939, the Hyde Park Art Center is at once an exhibition space, learning lab, community resource, and social hub for artists and art-curious alike.
The Art Center presents innovative exhibitions of new work by primarily Chicago-based artists; education programs for children and adults, novice through professional; and, free public programming for a diverse and creative audience. Through these programs, the Art Center actively cultivates a more vibrant, inclusive arts community and aims to foster a collective spirit among artists, teachers, students, children and families, and the general public. It facilitates opportunities for artists to experiment and do things they wouldn't be able to do elsewhere and encourages its visitors to get involved with the entire process of art and art making.
The Hyde Park Art Center is a not-for-profit organization funded in part by the: Alphawood Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Chicago Community Trust; a City Arts III grant from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation; Field Foundation of Illinois; Harper Court Arts Council; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; The Irving Harris Foundation; Joyce Foundation; Leo S. Guthman Fund; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince; National Endowment for the Arts; Polk Bros. Foundation; Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust; and the generosity of its members and people like you.