Hills Esthetic Center
For the better part of a decade, the Hills Esthetic Center has been a live/work outpost for Chicago’s alternative art scene. In 2014 they’ve updated the exhibition space and exhibited a roster with increasingly national reach. But the endearingly casual vibe of DIY constructed gallery, studios and living quarters remains, with jovial times around the gallery’s tiki bar, and openings that still veer into raucously fun parties as the night wears on.
128 N. Campbell, thehillsestheticcenter.com
Best of Chicago 2014