Arts Center

Managed by Logan Square Chamber of Arts, a nonprofit 501c3 organization, Hairpin Arts Center shares the LSCA mission to: Empower, engage, and transform our communities through the arts.

With a goal to impact our community through the arts, we strive to support artists and projects that bend the path of justice toward a more equitable and vibrant society.

Hairpin Arts Center: At the Intersection of Art and Activism.

What's Happening at Hairpin

Mako Sica, June 24,  7 PM at Hairpin

“AIRMW presents the Sudden Impact Series 2021 Streaming from the Hairpin Arts Center, Tatsu Aoki brings together a this series to facilitate catalyst events, providing a substratum for Chicago’s musical artists to explore and musically experiment.

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AIRMW and Hairpin Arts Center welcomes Mako Sica for the June edition of Sudden Impact 2021.

“A lot of people flipped out over how amazing Mako Sica’s last album, Ronda (FTR 409), was. Ronda was a 2LP set whereupon the Chicago trio collaborated with legendary local percussionist Hamid Drake. This pairing seemed like a natural to us, but for some reason people have been woefully unaware of Mako Sica despite the fact they’ve been releasing killer records for a decade, and playing live shows that submerge your brain in a sonic soup that recalls the Sun City Girls at their most psychedelically Eastern.
The band’s approach to music feels almost alchemical. Trumpet, voice, guitar, drums and keys blend together in mysterious ways. The vocals are always more abstract than declarative, the guitar lines are sinewy, the rhythms roll and splash like a mirage oasis made real, and the trumpet arrives (when it does) sounding almost more like a shofar being played in a temple.” -Byron Coley

A Letter From Our
Executive Director

Back in March of 2020, the Hairpin Arts Center made the difficult decision to close due to COVID-29 pandemic. We are not alone as many arts venues have closed temporarily or permanently. We are all anxious to get back to normal, meet our friends and families and YOU!

We have moved to Phase IV limited gathering status. That means we are able to have up to 50 people in our space at one time. We will take every request for space into consideration and evaluate based on current information and our limited ability to manage COVID protocols. For the foreseen future, all guests will need to me masked, social distancing and other COVID protocols will be followed.

The comfort level of everyone needs to be considered. The artists, the staff, and the audience that need to feel comfortable for us to be open even in a limited way. We have developed a Virtual and Live streaming platform. Board member Lily Be having volunteered her expertise to have that happen and deserves our praise and thanks. Please check out our YouTube page (Hairpin Arts Center) and links here on our website to see what we have for you to view. We are very interested in adding to our offerings and welcome your ideas.

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Hairpin Arts Center

2810 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60618-7981 | 773.661.6361

Funding supports the Logan Square Chamber of Arts, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit.
The LSCA operates and manages the Hairpin Arts Center.

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Hairpin Arts Center

2810 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60618-7981