Heaven Gallery is a non-profit gallery and multi-disciplinary arts
space in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood that encourages, mentors,
and presents new and emerging artists, musicians, and filmmakers to audiences
throughout Chicagoland and beyond. In order to encourage submissions from the
widest diversity of artists, regardless of their financial situation, Heaven
Gallery widely promotes our open proposal process, and does not charge submission
or exhibition fees. All of our programs are open to the public. Heaven strives
to make artwork accessible to all community members: our visual art exhibitions
are free of charge, and all events are open to audiences on a pay-what-you-can
basis. Recently Heaven has started a pilot piano lesson program for deserving
school age children. So far we have three instructors and three students.
Heaven Gallery is a not for profit art gallery devoted to exhibiting the work
of new and emerging artists. In 1997 David Dobie established Heaven in the Flat
Iron Building in Wicker Park, Chicago. In July 2000, the gallery moved across
the street to its current location, 1550 north Milwaukee. Clara Alcott joined
the Heaven Gallery staff in 2004 as the Video/Film Coordinator. In early 2007
Elisa Harkins joined the heaven team as the Chief Curator and Web Master.
Heaven Gallery showcases new artists, as well as new forms of art including
painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, digital art, sound, and more.
Heaven has monthly exhibitions as well as various video and film programs on
a regular basis. Some of the featured artists include Maire Kennedy, Jeanne
Medina, Rob Lomblad, Tom Palazzolo, TV Pow, Perspects, Calvin Johnson, Eric
Fensler, Cat Chow, Heidi Van Wieren, Jon Leone, Patrick Welch and many others.
David Dobie (founder) Elisa Harkins (curator, web master) Clara Alcott (curator,
film and video programmer) Jaimie Branch (Protest series) Jenny Swanson (classical
Heaven Gallery is partially supported by a Grant From the Illinois Arts Council,
a CityArts 1 Grant and a Community Arts Assistance Grant from the City of Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Heaven is also supported by Scion and Rodan.
Heaven is Located at 1550 North Milwaukee, 2nd floor, Chicago Illinois 60622