Art 50 2017: Chicago’s Visual Vanguard


By Elliot Reichert / 8.31.17

Emily Green
Executive Director, ACRE
It’s been seven years since ACRE established itself as a DIY artist space and residency in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, a popular area for young artists to find apartments and studios. Since then, hundreds of artists have streamed through its summer program in Southern Wisconsin, where studio spaces provide equipment and space for painting, drawing, ceramics, weaving, screen printing and woodworking. Green’s leadership has seen ACRE through finding a new permanent space in a former funeral home, also in Pilsen, with ample space for exhibitions, workshops and events.