Bronzeville Artist Lofts- New Home for the Phantom Gallery Chi

Open Studio- Art Incubator - Artist Live/Work Space

Building dedication, June 24, 2014, (time to be announced), ribbon cutting and tour of the building.


Laura Weathered is the Bronzeville Artist Lofts Project Manager 

Suite #205 is new office for the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network. Members of the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network call for an appointment to view our new location. Looking for an agent this is a service to all members of the PGCN, become a member today by renewing membership for 2014 - 2015. Alan Emerson Hicks of Emerson Studio's at 773-501-7730, or Alpha Bruton at 773-681-6570.



Bronzeville Artist Lofts (BAL) is one of the fresh additions to Chicago’s arts and culture landscape. The artist live-work space is situated in the heart of the Black Metropolis, now known as Bronzeville. Currently in the pre-development stage, the former Jones Brothers Ben Franklin store - built in the 1920s and at the time was the world’s largest black-owned department store - was totally renovated and transformed into 16 extraordinary open loft space apartments for artists.

BAL Development planned a $5.9 million renovation of the former apartment building into 16 live-work spaces for artists and a first-floor gallery or arts-related space. When city officials presented the proposal to aldermen considering $1.08 million in TIF support, Gallery Guichard was identified as a potential tenant. And is now opening its doors on June 27, 2014. 

Be part of the Bronzeville 3rd Friday Trolley Tour, our trolley rotates continuously for 4 hours stopping at each location for 5 minutes for guests to exit and board. The trolley stops service at 10pm. We will ask all patons/riders to make their way to the location where their vehicle is parked at 9pm. This service is free, and paid for by members of the Bronzeville Arts District.

Tolley service begins in July 19, 2014  6-10pm.
August 16, 2014, September 20, 2014 and the final Trolley Tour concludes October 18, 2014 during Chicago Artists Month 2014.