Second Friday Open Studios Event

Tour the Fine Arts Building Studios and get inspired! Shop for art, books, musical instruments, classes, and more! We open our doors to the public from 5 to 9 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. We recommend starting your tour by taking an elevator to the 10th floor, and then take the stairs down, stopping at each of the Open Studios for a unique cultural and architectural experience.

The following FAB Studios members participated in our Friday, April 12th event:

924 - Christine Bishop Art Paintings and drawings for sale, 5 to 8 pm @christinebishopartist

916 - Jim Tansley Art From 5 to 8:30 see salon-style display of paintings and drawings, some new, some old. Critiques of newest painting done in March are welcome, positive or negative. And Starbursts make it all worthwhile…

904 - Performers Music Large selection of sheet music; mostly classical, also jazz, vocal standards, show tunes, and a wide variety of method books and studies. For performers, teachers, and students of all levels.

827 - Anita Miller Gallery Story paintings from 5 to 7 pm.

721 - Liederstube An intimate oasis for art song 7 to 9pm.

636 - Oak Street Design See the workshop behind the scenes of our window display business. Mini art icons for sale for $1 each, an ideal souvenir for a visit to the Fine Arts Building.

560 - William Harris Lee & Co. Women's Jazz Leadership Initiative jam session. These free jam sessions highlight the young female talent in the WJLI program while providing a safe and encouraging space for women to express themselves. All genders, ages, and skill levels are welcome to attend and participate. Also Ramona Stones fine beaded creations for sale!

534 - Lou Ann Burkhardt Art: Paintings, drawings, and prints on display and for sale from 6 to 9 pm. Commissioned portraits can be discussed.

519 - Kevin Moeller Art Paintings The King’s Fools Pizza at 7 pm. Poetry open mic at 8:30 pm.

300 - American Rhythm Center Stop by our studios before 8 pm to see classes in action and learn more about our drop-in class options. After 8 pm, we welcome all ages and all levels to an All-Styles Dance Jam! Join a few of our core partners in residence, along with our host for the evening, Ja'Bowen Dixon. Get a snapshot of the great classes we offer while taking in the sights of Michigan Avenue and Grant Park. Don't forget to register for a class with us before you leave. Visit for more information.

Second Floor Art Gallery Painting exhibit featuring the artwork of Tiffany Gholar.