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Psst! There’s Art in #4A

In turning their living rooms into exhibition spaces, some young entrepreneurs are bridging the gap between elite West Loop galleries and the emerging art scene. “It forces me to mop more,” says Katie Rashid, explaining the downside of opening an art gallery in her apartment. The upside? For an aspiring gallerist with an eye for talent: a business opportunity—plus an excuse to throw some of the best parties in town.

Making a Scene

“We’re cultural entrepreneurs,” says Victoria Burns, a Glencoe art adviser whose Palm Treo is filled with names like Peter Sellars and Lawrence Weschler. Burns is using that device to help breathe new life into Art Chicago, the important local showcase that nearly expired last year. She and her partner, Lynne Sowder, an Atlanta-based art adviser, … Read more