Events and Exhibitions are Free of Charge unless specified and held at CAPE, 1010 W. 35th Street, Suite 697, Chicago, IL 60609
Wednesday, September 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CAPE Research presents STEAM Ahead:
Launching STEM + Arts curricula for any school or district!
Featuring education researcher Louanne Smolin, Ed.D
CAPE teaching artists Molly Cranch, Jordan Knecht, Kim Moore, David Sprecher and arts and STEM education consultants Jenna Senai, Jerry Stefl, and Patricia Whitehouse
Click here to RSVP

Fall Exhibition
I Do, We Do, You Do
September 19, 2023 to January 5, 2024.
Gallery Open 11-5pm Tuesday through Friday
Exhibition Reception Date TBD

Winter Exhibition: Community Classes Exhibition, January 15, 2024 to March 29, 2024.
Gallery Open 11-5pm Tuesday through Friday
Exhibition Reception Date TBD


Past Events:

Summer Professional Artists will be working in the WORKROOM: The Summer Sessions – stop in to see our professional teaching artists work on their own projects! Exhibition dates for WORKROOM: The Summer Sessions are July 11 to Sept 1, 2023  Gallery Viewing hours T-Fri, 11am – 5pm and by special appointment  (contact Mark@capechicago.org).

Wednesday, 9/6/23: Artist Conversation and Workshop: Jessica Mueller and Tony Collins, 6pm. All are welcome

Summer WORKROOM Reception: Friday, August 18, 6-9pm. Event is free, light refreshments served. RSVP


Deloitte Day of Service June 9, 2023



Convergence: CAPE Artist/Research Partners Exhibition May 9 – June 2, 2023


Exhibition Events
Reception Friday, May 19, 6-9 pm, free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
Reception Saturday, May 20, 4-7 pm, free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
Curriculum Share Presentations & Artmaking, Thursday, May 25, 5-7:30pm, free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.

Perspective(s): 2023 After School Exhibition April 11 – May 3

This exhibition premiered CAPE’s 2022-2023 SCALE (“Supporting Communities through Arts Learning Environments”) program, and presents the experiences of After School partnerships in Chicago Public Schools, including collaborative artworks by artists, teachers, students, parents, and community members. It also introduces the explorations of research partners at Creativity Labs/University of California Irvine.
Exhibition run: Tues., April 11 through Wed., May 3. Open to the public 11am to 5pm Tues. – Fri. or by appointment, contact Grace Philion, grace@capechicago.org, 312-674-6932.

CAPE Artists’ Conversation, Tues, April 11, 6-7:30pm
Exhibition Reception Free event, open to the public: Friday, April 21, 6-9pm, Remarks begin promptly at 6pm
Community Workshop Free event, open to the public: RSVP required. Saturday, April 22, 12-2pm. RSVP.
Dyett High School 
Field Trip/Work session at the Gallery Tues., May 2


West Chicago District 33 (WeGo) Community Class Exhibition at Kindred Coffee

Exhibition in West Chicago: Tues April 4 – Fri April 26, 2023
Exhibition hours: M-F 7am-5pm, Sat. 7am-3pm, Sun Closed Location: Kindred Coffee Roasters, 148 W Washington St., West Chicago, IL 60185. kindredcoffeeroasters.com
This Exhibition features the work of members of West Chicago’s CAPE community classes at Turner Elementary and Leman Middle School. The CAPE partnership of teacher Rosalba Rodriquez and teaching artists Anni Holm, Jessica Mueller and Luzma Fuentes (Paraprofessional at Turner Elementary) are represented.


Paint & Sip Fundraiser in Logan Square

Thanks to ChicagoReach, participants helped raise $850 for CAPE programming!
Come and celebrate CAPE while you paint and sip — Tuesday, April 18, 2023, Doors Open at 7:00 PM, 7:30 – 9:30 PM (2 hours). $50 per guest.  Location: Pinot’s Palette – Logan Square, 2768 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.
Click here to sign up for this fun evening at Pinot’s Palette!


Inaugural Exhibition March 1 – 24, 2023

Exhibition: March 1 – March 24, 2023
Gallery Hours Open to the Public: 11am to 5pm Tues. – Fri. or by appointment, contact Mark Diaz, mark@capechicago.org, 312-674-6902.
Virtual Tour of the Exhibition
Download the Exhibition Booklet (English) (Spanish).
For more information about this Exhibition, click here.
Inaugural Exhibition Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, March 18, 2-6pm.
Download the Event Program (English) (Spanish)
Online Photo Album of the Grand Opening Celebration March 18


Event Documentation and Use of Images/Photography

By entering an event or program of CAPE, you are entering an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.

Your entry and presence on the event premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with CAPE and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news and advertising.

By entering the event premises, you waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of recorded media of you at the event, including, without limitation, any right to inspect or approve the photo, video or audio recording of you, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, defamation, and copyright infringement or for any fees for use of such record media.

You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please let a member of CAPE staff know.


  • There is a free parking lot on site at the west end of the building where the entrance is. There is also free parking on Aberdeen St nearby and metered parking on 35th St. There is free parking available at the Bridgeport Arts Center at 1200 W 35th St, just two blocks west.  There is no parking on 35th Street along the gallery side.
  • Masks are encouraged, and we will provide some at the space.
  • There is a long 300-foot hallway off the elevator on the 6th floor.
  • A wheelchair and staff member to transport individuals from the entrance of the building into the space are available at the event and upon request.
  • For more accessibility details, click here.
  • More Accessibility information about the CAPE Gallery is located here.