With roots as a warehouse district in the 1800’s, the West Loop and Fulton Market neighborhoods are now an urban oasis with a wealth of art galleries and true loft spaces – the kind with exposed brick walls, open floor plans and heavy timber or raw concrete construction. Its proximity to the Loop provides an easy commute without being surrounded by high-rise office buildings.
The West Loop offers the ultimate in city living combined with open green spaces like Union Park for swimming, baseball, basketball, volleyball, picnics and more. The park is host to the annual Pitchfork Music Festival which draws bands and music fans from all other the world for three days of cutting edge live performances by today’s most popular musical artists. The recently opened Mary Bartleme park is a huge draw for local families.
Dozens of art galleries draw art enthusiasts to the West Loop. Here you will find the FLATFILE galleries dealing primarily in photographic art, and providing art to such clients as Ralph Lauren. The Fassbender Stevens Gallery, a 5,000 square foot gallery with a focus on minimalism, abstraction and installation art. Kavi Gupta presents artists in several mediums including paint, photography and drawing. Gescheidle also presents several mediums, while its genre is contemporary art. The Thomas McCormick Gallery emphasizes mid-century modernism and Abstract Expressionism, in a variety of mediums including painting and sculpture.