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, February 8th event:

927 - Ossia Musical Forum: A vibrant music studio specializing in booking customized chamber music for live events and classical string instruction. Stop by to observe violin lessons and chamber music coaching in progress from 5 to 6:30 pm. Informal Violin Solo performances from 6:45 to 7:45 pm. Meet and greet from 8 to 9 pm.

924 - Christine Bishop Art: Paintings and Drawings for sale! Follow Christine on Instagram @christinebishopartist.

916 - Jim Tansley Art: Check out and critique the latest painting in progress. All comments welcome, negative or positive. See many other sale items and enjoy a Starburst.

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.

721 - Liederstube: An intimate oasis for art song 6 to 9pm.

636 - Oak Street Design: Visit the Love Lounge on the sixth floor for valentine gift ideas and free gift wrapping for any purchase made at the Fine Arts Building!

560 - Wiliam Harris Lee & Co.: Violinmakers and Dealers | We’re proud to present the Women's Jazz Leadership Initiative in conjunction with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and thrilled to present the WJLI Leadership series! These free jam sessions highlight young female talent and provide a safe space for women to express themselves. All are welcome to attend and participate. Be sure to BYOI (bring your own instrument)! We will also offer a tour of the workshop and have Ramona Stones beaded jewelry for sale.

534 - Lou Ann Burkhardt Art: Paintings, drawings, and prints on display and for sale, 6 to 9 pm.

418 - Catherine Keebler Art: Encaustic monotypes. Many new print works on sale from 5 to 8 pm.

300 - American Rhythm Center: Check our new classes and more - stop by and pick up a new spring session class brochure, take a look around, and enjoy some complimentary refreshments!

Second Floor Art Gallery: Painting Exhibit featuring the artwork of Kevin Moeller.