Steve Amos, FIRE ARTS, Doug Birkenheuer, Janeane Bowlware, Karen Boykin, Jeanne L. Carava, Katherine Drake Chial, Becky Chmielewski, John Colucci, Gary D., Michelle Starbuck Designs, Tor Detwiller, Bari Fleisher, Friends of the Arts, Doug Frohman, Paula Frohman, Josh Garber, Wyatt Grant, Lauren Harlowe, Phillip Hartigan, Beth Kamhi, Jeremiah Ketner, Reed Kirst, Judy Lichtenstein, Jason Messinger, Greg Milne, Matt Nichols, Alexandra Paez-Quijano, James Parenti, Madeleine Philbin, Alyson Poston, Darrell Roberts, PAM ROBINSON, EMILY ROYNESDAL, Randi Russo, Marianne Scanlon, Judy Schumacher, Jordan Scott, Susanne Siegal, Scott Simons, Eric Steele, Michelle Stone, Sandy Stranz, Tiffany Stronsky, Kevin Swallow, Fraser Taylor, Teri Tito, Alexander von Agoston, Eric Weinstein, Karla Wheeler, Joey Wozniak, Judy Zeddies
An artists' studio building since 1986, the Cornelia Arts Building provides space to over 40 local artists whose work spans disciplines including painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, print-making, jewelry design and more.
Building-wide open studio events occur each October (for Chicago Artists Month) and various events and open houses are coordinated throughout the year.
The Cornelia Arts Building has provided space for working artists from Chicago, across the US, and abroad to develop their work since 1986. Located in the Ravenswood/Roscoe Village neighborhoods, the building has had a vibrant history. Built in 1910 as an ice blockhouse manufacturing company, the portion that jets out from the building on the south side were stables - ice was delivered by horse-drawn carriage.
Somewhere between that time and the 1970’s it became a clay factory (and a major supplier for Lillstreet Studios), the building also manufactured airplane parts, and was a pipe bending operation before it was converted to artist loft spaces in 1986.
In 1987, the first neighborhoood "art walk" was held. In 1988, Friends Of The Arts (http://www.fota.com), a not-for-profit arts support group specializing in emerging art & artists, was established and located in the Cornelia Arts Building.