Chicago Shops & Galleries

Gallery Guichard

Gallery Guichard

Chicago Shops & Galleries

Chicago Shops & Galleries have changed since the Great Recession. You have to work a little harder, drive a little further, but the treasures are still there.

Barbara Bates Designs
DESCRIPTION: Custom designed men and women’s clothing boutique
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 2031 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: CTA Roosevelt Metro Station
PARKING: parking lots and garages nearby
PHONE: 312-808-8091
WEBSITE: http://www.barbarabatesdesigns.com

Accessorize
DESCRIPTION: This boutique that features a robust collection of pocketbooks for the professional woman; includes many accessories to create that look.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-6p
ADDRESS: 5 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: CTA Chicago-Red Metro Station
PARKING: parking lots and garages nearby
PHONE: 312-482-9780
WEBSITE:

Nicole Gallery
DESCRIPTION: In 1986, Nicole Smith founded the premier Haitian fine art gallery in the Midwest. Her dazzling Shona sculptures and abundant collectible Haitian art, includes works by Fritz Millevoix, Allen Stringfellow, William Carter, Alice Gatewood-Waddell, Ifeyinwa Umeike, Laurand Doumba and Frank Louissaint. There’s always something on sale, so don’t hesitate to visit.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-5p
ADDRESS: 2320 North Damen Avenue, Suite 2F, Chicago, IL MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 312-787-7716
WEBSITE: http://www.nicolegallery.com

Gallery Guichard
DESCRIPTION: Bronzeville’s finest Afrocentric art gallery is a 3 level visual feast for patrons of original paintings, classy mixed media and smart interior design; curator and artist Andre Guichard exhibits works from African Diaspora artists for the connoisseur and novice alike; on a budget – talk to the man, don’t let someone purchase your piece.
DAYS & HOURS: Appt only
ADDRESS: 3521 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: CTA Bronzeville-IIT Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 773-373-8000
WEBSITE: http://www.galleryguichard.com

47th Street Marketplace
DESCRIPTION: Before the 2010 fire destroyed the building, it was a collective ecosystem of Black businesses in Bronzeville. You really felt proud to visit.
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 4655 Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: CTA 47th-Green Station
PARKING: on street

The Underground Bookstore
DESCRIPTION: Features a wide selection African Diaspora books. This Southside bookstore is a prominent stop on the national tour circuit for black author readings and signings.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 1727 East 87th Street, Chicago, IL MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: Metra 87th Street Station
PARKING: on premises and on street
PHONE: 773-768-8869
WEBSITE: http://www.theundergroundbookstore.com

Island Furs
DESCRIPTION: Only full-service, Black fur salon in Chicago; features minks, fox, sable, beaver, chinchilla and racc0on in long or short hair; member of the Associated Fur Industries of Chicago.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a-6p, Sat 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 1827 West 103rd Street  MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: Metra 103rd Street Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 773-881-3877
WEBSITE: http://www.islandfurs.com

Frontline Books
DESCRIPTION: Sells Wide selection of Rastafari & Pan-African books, plus clothing & incense.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 10a-8p, Fri-Sat 10a-9p, Sun 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 5206 South Harper Avenue, Chicago, IL MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: Hyde Park Metra Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 773-288-7718
WEBSITE: http://www.frontlinebooksdistribution.com

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