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About this listing

This is a comfortable room located within a working arts collective in the heart of the historic Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago, we offer a thriving community right outside your door!

The space

Greetings friends, fellow artists and travelers!

This is a beautiful room with access to 1,325 sq.ft. (123 sq.m) gallery/exhibition space.
Located within a working arts collective in the heart of Wicker Park, we offer a thriving, supportive community right outside your door!

-Great central location in the city of chicago
-15 minutes train ride to the loop/downtown
-24 hour public transportation at less than half a block (Blue line Damen train stop)
-12ft tall ceilings, huge loft, red floors, art on walls
-Respectful atmosphere
-Clean

The room is malleable to specific visions, the dimensions are: 15'x7' (457cm x 213cm), with a ceiling of 12 ft., aka 3. 66m high. The gallery includes shared tool closet, multiple ladders and sturdy cherry-picker for "loftier endeavors" - catering to a wide array of individuals including:
- artists, performers and filmmakers
- sound artists and designers
- photographers/video-editors/writers/graphic designers

Please write back and tell us a little bit about yourself.

Thank you for your interest!

Guest access

-Free house WI-FI
-Full kitchen
-In houseWasher dryer
-Blender, microwave,

Further amenities include roof patio (work outdoors in the summertime and wave to the El passengers!), two restrooms, one shower, and a kitchen. The Damen Blue Line is less than a block away, as are bus stops and numerous last minute corporate lifesavers (24hr Kinkos and Walgreens, Bank, K-Mart).

Interaction with guests

We're friendly dedicated artists looking for openminded individuals to share our space with. We thrive off our work & inspiration from one another.

License or registration number

City registration pending
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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 28 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 38%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

1. Respect the space & its inhabitants.
2. Clean up after yourself=dishes, bedroom, trash, kitchen (counters, cut ware, etc.), messes, etc.
3. Ask before bringing extra guests.
4. Return keys before final departure.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

36 Reviews

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David User Profile
August 2017
William was a friendly and excellent host. This is a great spot for those with a more bohemian and adventurous streak.

Isabella User Profile
June 2017
William is the best host! He was always responsive and helpful before I checked in and replied swiftly to all my questions. He made sure my room was cat-free and gave me clean bedding and even bought brand new pillows for me as I'm allergic to cats. The place itself is great – amazing location right in the heart of Wicker Park, two minutes from Damen station (right on the line to O'Hare airport and downtown) and close to all the cafés, bars, convenience stores and nice vintage shops. The room and house are huge too. I would come back in a heartbeat!

Juan Manuel User Profile
March 2017
What an amazing group of people. All hard workers and polite, and specially great people to be around and talk and share thoughts and ideas. And the best of all, their cat named Jordan ❤️

Sean User Profile
February 2017
Excellent host and location. William is kind and very helpful.

Chen User Profile
January 2017
awesome place to stay, love and enjoy my stay there~~ yeah!!! beautiful artists home with great vibe.

Amanda User Profile
October 2016
William was very helpful and conscientious of our needs. We was very realistic about the space and what to expect regarding the space. He was very easy to reach and made our stay as easygoing as possible.

Catarina User Profile
October 2016
It was a great stay! the place is definitely very original and unique. William is very nice and friendly. just a heads up... the room where we stayed is right next to the train tracks so it was very noisy.

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Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in December 2014
William User Profile

Hello! My name is William.

I am a self-employed artist living & directing a gallery in Wicker Park. Last year I completed a Masters degree in Fine Arts at the School Of The Art Institute of Chicago where I studied Video, Performance, Photography and Film.

Important things to me are dream recording, writing, correspondence art, experimental film, movement practices, reading & traveling. I try to travel as often as possible, even if it's just a driving trip of two hours to camp somewhere for a night or two.

I want to provide an environment for artists & other creative, passionate individuals to have a voice & present their work. Sharing stories, ideas, experiences & realities are what we're in it for. We at the gallery are holding the torch in the neighborhood to provide a space for what might be unsayable elsewhere. We are daily developing our intentional space here to create an inspiring atmosphere for all who step foot inside, whether it's for a project proposal or a short visit. It's an older building, lovingly-worn, rooms with character surrounding an open gallery space.

As an airbnb guest, you can expect that we'll be curious about you. Our roommates & us all get along really well: It is an easy going dynamic here at the house. We are an eclectic variety!

Looking forward to meeting you)

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 89%
Response time: within a few hours
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