mini dutch

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mini dutch
3111 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60647
Venue Type: Gallery
Open hours
*new hours* open Sunday from 11am-3pm and by appointment
contemporary, emerging, experimental

the end

It is with a heavy heart that I present the end of mini dutch. Due to some family health issues, I will be leaving Chicago and moving to Los Angeles at the end of summer. It has been very challenging for me to come to this desicision, but in the end, I know that I need to be with my family during this difficult time.

I love Chicago, and I love what this city has given me: an amazingly supportive art community and the opportunity to run mini dutch. I am so saddened to leave all of this behind— I hope that I may find a fraction of Chicago’s comradely spirit.

I want to thank everyone for being so supportive in this endeavor. These past two years have been amazing. The knowledge gained from this small curatorial project has been tremendous. I can only hope that these experiences will lead me into solid future projects. If you have not been to mini dutch this is your last chance, and if you have been to mini dutch, please come back one last time, to say goodbye.

mini dutch will end with two more shows: the first is Caroline Picard’s Twilight of the Vanities. It opens this Saturday, May 30th and will run until June 28th. mini dutch’s last show will be a collection show: a one night only event on Saturday, July 11th. I hope to see everyone there. Also, My Turn is in process right now at Hyde Park Art Center’s Artist Run Chicago until July 5th.

With love, always,
Lucia Fabio
Director of mini dutch gallery



mini dutch is an apartment gallery where emerging artists are welcome to show work, especially works-in-progress and experimental pieces. The processes behind “art” are underappreciated and one hope is to explore some of these hidden thoughts, sketches and ambitions. Site-specific installation is favored because then the space becomes part of the experiment and process.

mini dutch focuses on all types of media in a somewhat traditional contemporary context. This quasi-white box offers to some extent a professional setting, while still allowing fluidity in presentation and variation in audience