Chicago art gallery, event space, and curiosity shop satisfying morbid curiosity with a sense of humor. Located at 2219 North Western Avenue, right next to Revolution Tattoo!
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Sideshow Gallery is a one-of-a-kind Chicago art gallery, event space, and curiosity shop. Open since 2014, it has made its home at 2219 North Western Avenue a welcoming space for all. Influenced by the strange, unusual, and occult, owners Anne Elliott (tarot reader, “the Demon Cleaner”) and Cheri Gutierrez (owner, Revolution Tattoo) represent artists from all over the world. Taking inspiration from the fringe world of the “circus sideshow,” the duo’s interests take on life via Sideshow Gallery’s ambiance and merchandise.
Exhibits, classes, and events take hints from the 1970's, desert life, psychedelia, metal music, motorcycles, and custom vans. All things Anne and Cheri love! Sideshow Gallery is ever-evolving, with themes and concepts rotating monthly within the space. There are monthly tarot meetups for students of all skill levels, and many events relation to the gallery’s exhibits. Classes and meets are an extension of love for various crafts, and an attempt to connect with other like-minded people.
A deep respect of different cultures, religions, beliefs, and traditions makes Sideshow available to all walks of life. Knowledge and appreciation accompanied by a sense of humor keep Sideshow Gallery an open-minded resource for the most curious of beings.
"Hardcore practitioners school us and I've learned not to try to predict the customer base; we are not into censorship. Overall we have a morbid curiosity but we have a sense of humor about it.” - Anne Elliott, Co-Owner, Sideshow Gallery (quote from North Magazine)