Host Your Event

Host your meeting or event in a creative environment sure to inspire and engage your guests. With three spacious exhibit areas, hardwood floors, dynamic artwork on display and large skylights, gallery 1871 is the ideal venue for easy meeting and mingling.


Facilities & amenities

  • 2000 sq. ft. second floor gallery space comfortably accommodates up to 75 guests

  • Rental event includes up to 3 hours of reception time and 2 total hours of setup / breakdown time

  • Bathroom and kitchenette facilities adjacent to the gallery

  • MP3 player compatible, stereo speakers throughout the gallery

  • 50 chairs for lecture or general seating

  • Bistro tables for bar and catering use

  • 20 person conference room adjacent to the gallery may be rented in conjunction with your event

  • Use the caterer of your choice



  • Use of our 48 space parking lot is included in your event rental

  • Ten minutes from the Loop

  • Convenient to the CTA Red and Brown lines, #72 and #73 bus lines, the Kennedy Expressway, and Lake Shore Drive

  • Convenient loading zone located in front of the building


interested in hosting your event with us?

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