Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design, produced by Illinois Humanities, is a free traveling museum exhibition that explores and celebrates everyday Chicagoans’ influence on art and design in the city. Travelling across Chicago’s Cultural Centers, the exhibition tells the stories of 5 people, the homes they’ve made uniquely their own, and the rich design and architectural history of their neighborhoods.
Join The Story
We want YOU to contribute to the exhibition! Join us at any of our opening receptions, or bring a unique object from your home to any of the Public Programs around the city, and help document the story of how you turned your personal space into a home that reflects your own history, culture, and communities.
Exhibition Dates and Public Programs
EVERYONE’S A DESIGNER/EVERYONE’S DESIGN EXHIBIT AT CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design ended its journey at the “People’s Palace,” the Chicago Cultural Center. It was a glimpse inside the unique homes of five Chicago residents and an interactive display of objects and stories the exhibition collected as it traveled to Calumet Park, Indian Boundary Line Park, Austin Town Hall, and Tuley Park.
December 8, 2018- March 29, 2019: Exhibition – Chicago Cultural Center – 78 E Washington St.
Calumet Park Cultural Center – 9801 S Avenue G
Indian Boundary Line Cultural Center – 2500 W Lunt Ave
Austin Town Hall Cultural Center – 5610 W Lake St
Tuley Park Cultural Center – 501 E 90th Pl
Chicago Cultural Center – 78 E Washington St
Read/Write Library – 914 N California Ave
Roger Brown Study Collection – 1926 N Halsted St
More about the Program
Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design is being produced by Illinois Humanities in partnership with the Chicago Park District, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, History Moves, Parsons & Charlesworth, Society of Smallness, and VAM Studio.
Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.