August 4, 2022
Looking for some indoor activities to stay out of the blazing hot sun this summer? So are the residents of The Admiral at the Lake, who especially appreciate the arts.
Chicago has plenty of options available. One of the best indoor arts events to attend is the monthly First Friday at the Flat Iron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park.
Just outside downtown Chicago sits a creative epicenter in the neighborhood of Wicker Park. The main point of focus is the Flat Iron Arts Building, which has served as an art haven for visual artists and musicians since the 1980s and has been rumored to inspire and breed creative talent. In addition to providing studios for local artists, the neighborhood hosts many live music events and supports an active nightlife, including numerous top-rated restaurants and bars.
First Fridays at the Flat Iron
Every month on the first Friday of the month, the Flat Iron Artists Association invites the public to come explore the artists’ studios in the Flat Iron Arts Building. With a suggested donation of $5, guests are invited to explore from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The artwork of more than 3 dozen resident artists covers 2 floors of the building. In addition, the building’s common areas feature an exhibit of guest artists. Depending on the medium of each artist, you may get to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a number of performances.
If you are interested in getting a closer look, you are welcome to come to the Flat Iron Arts Building any day between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., take a virtual tour or call 312-566-9800. The Flat Iron Chicago blog often has examples of the most recent works of resident artists with detailed descriptions of their creative processes and artwork, as well as contact information and details about upcoming events.
Explore your Creativity at The Admiral at the Lake
Admiral residents enjoy opportunities to learn about art and explore their own creative talents in group activities created for and by the residents themselves, many of whom are artists. Our halls are lined with artworks created by residents.
The Admiral at the Lake is a Lifecare community that fosters the personal independence, health, and wellness of members. Residents of The Admiral at the Lake are Chicago’s movers and shakers, working to make the world a better place. For more information about residency at The Admiral at the Lake, call 773.433.1801 or click here.