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1527 Otto Blvd

Chicago Heights

IL 60411


708 754 2601

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Union Street
Gallery is a
501 (c)3


Art Education at USG
Union Street Gallery offers several classes, workshops, and presentations throughout the year led by local artists, art instructors, and art professionals. The gallery also offers free tours and interactive field trips in order to augment the missing arts education in the south suburbs.

Numerous higher education facilities use the Gallery to enhance their students understanding of contemporary art by hosting class at the gallery and presenting assignments to be completed by visiting the Gallery.

Many of the Studio Artists also participated in programs that bring art and artists to the schools and organizations for a day of participation and demonstrations.

Field Trips & Tours


USG Field Trip Program


Union Street Gallery's Field Trip Program provides groups of up to 20 participants with an interactive tour of the gallery and art studios, and a hands-on art project relating to the current exhibit.

Art projects depend on the availability of the classroom and artist to lead the project .


Schools, Colleges, Not-For-Profits: FREE

Adult Groups: $30


Field Trips are scheduled during exhibits, Tuesday-Friday 10-5pm, and Saturdays 10-4pm. CLICK HERE to see the exhibit calendar.  Call gallery ahead of time to check availability.

Please download and fill out the field trip form below and email to unionstreetart@gmail.com no less than 2 week prior to the requested field trip date. Field Trips can also be scheduled over the phone 708-754-2601.





Tours of the gallery are free and open to everyone. Tours can accommodate up to 40 participants. Please call or email the gallery to schedule. Must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.


Classes & Presentations

Art Basics

ages 6-12

Instructor: Patricia Moore



Saturdays  February 28 - April 18

 Time 2:30-4pm
 Fee  FREE



In this 8 week art workshop series, students will learn basics of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art through fun, hands-on art projects. All supplies are provided but students are welcome to bring their own supplies as well. Instructor Patricia Moore is a well known artist and art educator with over 30 years of experience teaching art.

Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, South Suburban Alumnae Chapter.


Register by February  21,  unionstreetart@gmail.com | (708) 754-2601

Please provide the child's name, age, and contact info for a parent or guardian.

Maximum 20 students.



To Dye For

Fabric Dyeing Workshop with studio artist Dorita Fuller


 Date  February 21 & March 14
 Time  12-2pm
 Fee  $5 per workshop, due at the door



Learn creative dye and surface design techniques to enhance clothing or accessories, or make a work of art. Bring your own fabric or clothing to dye or purchase 'blanks' from instructor Dorita Fuller. Dye workshop located in the common area on the 3rd floor. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty or bring a smock.  Participants are encouraged to bring finger food to eat and share!


Register at unionstreetart@gmail.com or (708) 754-2601

Fee due at workshop. Fee can be paid Cash or Check to Dorita Fuller.


You Art What You Eat Artist Talk: Eric May


 Date  Saturday March 7
 Time  1-3pm
 Fee  FREE (donation appreciated)



Eric May grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, within striking distance of both decent taco joints and wooded ravines alike. For 15 years he worked as the chef at an idyllic, woodsy summer camp for adults called the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI. He has run a small nonprofit art center, Roots & Culture in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood since 2006. He received his MFA at Northwestern University in 2011. In his work he frames conversations about food through cooking, writing, and hosting participatory events and public interventions. In 2011 he started The Piranha Club, a monthly dining situation exploring provocative ideas about cuisine with collaborators from both the art and food worlds such as Jonathan Zaragoza, Bread KC!, Pleasanthouse, and Michael Rakowitz. Eric has exhibited work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Hyde Park Art Center, Depaul Art Museum, Iceberg Projects, and The Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City.

Eric will give a presentation and talk about himself and his art as it relates to the current exhibit "you art what you eat" with a Q & A session to follow. Refreshments will be served. Event is FREE but a donation is appreciated. Donations help the gallery continue to provide amazing and educational events like this one.


Register at unionstreetart@gmail.com or (708) 754-2601



Lets Create  

Mixed Media with Diane McGarel


 Date   Saturday March 21
 Time   10am-12pm
 Fee    $20

Lets Create is an interactive workshop series led by Union Street Gallery Guild Artist Diane McGarel. This first class will teach you how to use cardboard to add texture to a painting. Through creating a piece of your own, participants at all levels will see how easy and fun this technique can be and how using recycled materials like cardboard can enhance your art work.

 So open your mind, dare to explore, and the most important thing... have fun,

and lets create art! 

This class is open to everyone and artists at all levels.




Register by March 18 at unionstreetart@gmail.com or (708) 754-2601

Please provide name, email address, and phone number.

Fee can be paid cash, check or credit card. Must pay for class to reserve seats.

Minimum 6 participants to run the class, maximum 15.


High School Exhibition Opportunity

Gallery exhibit experience gives the students opportunities to prepare a group exhibition complete with an evening reception. Gallery experience can be further expanded to include gallery talks, art workshops, music, and poetry readings. Must be booked one year in advance. For more information email the Gallery unionstreetart@gmail.com.


Union Street Gallery fosters creative expression and appreciation for the arts through diverse exhibits in a vibrant gallery space; accessibility to open studios and a working artists’ collective; and engaging classes, workshops and outreach activities, in order to provide a sustainable cultural presence in the Community.