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By becoming a Hyde Park Art Center member, you invest in access to the visual arts for the 45,000 people the Art Center reaches every year throughout Chicago and beyond. You’re truly making a difference, and we thank you.

To become a member today click here.
You can also download the membership form and mail, fax, or email it to us at:

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL 606015
fax: 773.324.6641

Membership Levels

Members                                          Supporting Members
$30/students, seniors, artists                       $100-$299/Sponsor
$45/individual                                               $300-$499/Patron
$55/family                                                     $500-$999/Benefactor
                                                                      $1,000-$4,999/Ruth’s Circle

All Members receive the following:
• $20 off regular tuition 5- or 10-week classes
• $25 off Creativity Camp sessions
• $10 off short courses
• Invitations to Art Center special events
• Discount rates at local businesses (below)

Supporting Sponsors receive all of the above, plus:
• One free exhibition catalogue per year*

Supporting Patrons receive all of the above, plus:
• One free family membership for a friend*

Supporting Benefactors receive all of the above, plus:
• Private tour of the exhibition of your choice*

In addition, Ruth’s Circle members receive:
• Access to all Ruth’s Circle programming, including collection tours, artist studio visits, lectures, parties, and other special events

Ruth’s Circle is Hyde Park Art Center’s select group of major supporters who enjoy exclusive events throughout the year. Ruth’s Circle members get the best of both worlds: having a major impact on a dynamic institution and an insider’s peek at Chicago’s vibrant visual arts community.

Businesses offering discounts to Art Center Members

  • 15% off regularly priced items at Powell’s Bookstore, Chicago;
  • 15% off items at The Great Frame Up;
  • 10% off all art supplies and equipment at Artist & Craftsman Supply;
  • 5% off all items at Central Camera;
  • $5 off all tickets at Court Theater; and
  • 10% off all purchases of $25 or more at Village Supplies.
  • Discounted workshops for artists through Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) and $10 discount on new CAC artist memberships. This allows Art Center members to join CAC at $65 for individual memberships, $35 for students/seniors, $75 for household, and $90 for an artist/collector membership.
*By request and/or appointment only. Contact Maria Nelson at  or at 773.324.5520 x 1014.