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Epiphany Center for the Arts

Church of the Epiphany

Epiphany Center for the Arts by MHA
Epiphany Center for the Arts | Chicago, Illinois
Epiphany by Tom Mc Donald 1
Epiphany Center for the Arts © Tom McDonald | Chicago, Illinois
Epiphany by Tom Mc Donald 2
Epiphany Center for the Arts © Tom McDonald | Chicago, Illinois
Epiphany by Tom Mc Donald 3
Epiphany Center for the Arts © Tom McDonald | Chicago, Illinois
Type Retail/Commercial Arts/Entertainment
Location Chicago, Illinois
Built 1885
Developer
David Chase and Kimberly Rachal

PROJECT OVERVIEW

A former Chicago Episcopal church built in 1885 has been adapted into an arts center for visual, performing, and culinary arts. The 42,000-square-foot campus now houses a commercial and catering kitchen, a café, eight art galleries, three resident artist studios, four performing arts venues, and three event spaces (Epiphany Hall, The Sanctuary, The Catacombs). With a commitment to "showcase the work of women, the LGBTQ+ community, artists of color and artists with disabilities," the center operates as a space where community members can meet, celebrate, and make and enjoy art together. Community members can also attend classes, workshops, and lectures at the center's Studio 4.

An excellent early example of Richardsonian Romanesque Revival architecture in Chicago, the church was originally designed by architects Edward Burling and Francis Whitehouse.

Awards

Landmarks Illinois | 2021 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse