An historic, landmark building, filled with extraordinary creativity.

 

Located on Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Cultural Mile district, the Fine Arts Building is an historic building reflecting a rich cultural legacy, as well as a thriving creative community full of artists, musicians, teachers, consultants, wellness experts, bookstores, and creatives of all types. The building features an art gallery, courtyard, theater, dance and yoga studios.

 
 
 
 

Second Fridays

Our Next event is August 9th

Tour and shop the Fine Arts Building and tap into our world of art, music, culture, and wellness. We open our doors to the public on the evening of the second Friday of every month to connect with the community and share our work in a casual and relaxed setting.

 

410 South Michigan Avenue

 

Just down the street from the Chicago Cultural Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony, the Auditorium Theatre, and across Grant Park.

 

 
 
 

The Book of the Fine Arts Building was originally issued by the Studebaker Corporation in 1911 as an advertisement for the building. The cover monograph shows the building in its prime in 1910. "A true delight! The essential document of when the Fine Arts Building was the epicenter of creative Chicago." — Perry Duis, The University of Illinois, Chicago.

Available for sale at The Dial Bookshop, on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building. Email The Dial to reserve your copy. Read about the history of the building.

 
 

 To rent a studio visit 
fineartsbuilding.com

Originally built in 1885 by architect Solon S. Beman to house the Studebaker Corporation’s Midwest buggy sales and repair facility, The Michigan Avenue Repository, as the building was originally called, was such a success that the Studebakers moved their business to a larger structure on Wabash Avenue in 1897. Meet Brian, one of Chicago's last elevator operators, a community fixture in the Fine Arts Building: