Update: Hume’s next event is Friday, Aug. 5.
Hume Chicago (3242 W. Armitage Ave.) is an artist-run and community-driven gallery and art space. It’s been servicing the communities of Humboldt Park and Logan Square (while its website says Humboldt, its address says Logan) by actively engaging Chicago’s local artists and people within the neighborhood itself for a bit over a year now.
Hume is run by by four amazing women, Fontaine Capel, Katie Waddell, Gita Jackson, and Caroline Whelp. On a regular day, the space is mainly used by the women themselves or rented out to other fellow artists as a shared studio space, but one of the most significant things about what they do is maintain an open call for exhibitions of all emerging artists–“emerging” meaning artists who perhaps don’t have an extensive exhibition history. Their main focus is to showcase these artists who are traditionally under-represented in the “white-wall commercial” gallery space world. Hume gives them an opportunity to exhibit their work while at the same time building up their exhibition portfolios.
Besides encouraging equality and opportunity for all artists, other ways that they strive to serve and engage the community is by hosting events like their community game night, which will be held monthly, as well as feminist film nights where they will be screening for all those interested film junkies out there.
Hume’s next event is Aug. 5, where they will be releasing “Our Lovely Secret Wreck,” a limited edition and beautifully hand-produced book developed in conjunction with the exhibition at Hume Chicago.