Mana Contemporary

Mana Contemporary is a leading arts destination dedicated to celebrating the creative process.

Mana Contemporary Chicago is a rapidly expanding art center set in an enormous landmark building in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Designed by noted Chicago architect George Nimmons, the building is now home to dozens of artists studios, exhibition spaces, classrooms, a central cafe, a library and more. Mana serves as a nexus for many of the strongest artists and organizations in the city. Artists of diverse disciplines, including painting, sculpture, photography, dance, film, sound, and performance work alongside each other in a novel campus environment which fosters experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration. Very established artists; studios neighbor those that house strong emerging practices, as there is a wide range of studio sizes.

Fair Dates and Tickets

Private View:
Thursday, September 27th, 6pm-9.30pm
*Limited tickets available, must be booked in advance

General Entry:
Friday, September 28th, 12pm–9pm
$15 ($13.50 concession)

Saturday, September 29th, 11am–7pm
$15 ($13.50 concession)

Sunday, September 30th, 11am–6pm
$15 ($13.50 concession)


Tickets can be bought on the door for Friday – Sunday. Private View tickets cannot be bought on the door. 

Visitors under-16 years can enjoy complimentary entry to the fair and must be accompanied by an adult.


Mana Contemporary
2233 S Throop
Chicago, IL 60608