Loop near Chicago Theatre

Loop State and Lake Street, chicago, Il

This is a fun day for iconic buildings and people.  The Chicago Theater offers an iconic marquee, and the Marshall Field's clock is a block away. Challenge yourself with el tracks on Wabash.  Use Spot Hero for parking.  


Bucktown 1850 N. Hermitage Avenue, chicago, il

A good meeting spot is St. Mary of the Angels church, at the corner of N. Wood St. And W. Cortland St., where there is generally easy street parking. Explore Damen Avenue for storefronts and restaurants. The 606 elevated walkway is nearby.

Montrose Harbor

Montrose Harbor 400 Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago, Il

Montrose Harbor is located on the northern edge of Lincoln Park, a short walk from Montrose Beach. With a great neighborhood feel, Montrose offers outstanding northern views of the skyline, a strong dinghy fleet, and friendly boaters that call the harbor home. We will meet at the south end of the harbor.

Lincoln Park Conservatory

Lincoln Park Conservatory 2391 Stockton Drive, Chicago

The conservatory is a painting challenge! The gardens are beautiful and the fountain is a treat! If the conservatory area is not your thing, the zoo is right next door and the Shakespeare Garden is across the street. Restrooms in the conservatory and zoo; street parking but difficult. Zoo offers paid parking.


Riverwalk Wabash and Wacker, Chicago, Il

We will be meeting on the riverfront at Michigan and Wacker near O’Brien’s Restaurant. It’s a wonderful river view, full of boats, people, and many Chicago buildings and cafes. There’s also a beautiful view of the Wrigley Building. There are public bathrooms along the riverwalk.

Paintout: Old Town

Old Town 1655 N. Sedgewick St, Chicago, IL, United States

Old Town is a busy thriving neighborhood which offers us many choices. You can paint at Twin Anchors Restaurant, 1655 N. Sedgwick Street. This is an old fashioned restaurant with a 1940’s look. If you walk west, you’ll find the historic St. Michael’s Church at 1633 N Cleveland Street or the Midwest Buddhist Temple at […]

Paintout: Dempster Avenue, Evanston

Dempster and Chicago Avenue, Evaanston Dempster and Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Dempster and Chicago Avenue. This paint out happens during the Evanston Plein Air Festival. Dempster Ave has fun storefronts and colorful graffiti west of the train tracks. Beautiful homes line the north/south streets of Judson and Hinman, east of Chicago Ave.

Paintout: Humboldt Park. This paintout is on a Sunday

Humboldt Park Boat House 1301 N Humboldt Dr., Chicago, IL, United States

This paint out is a favorite for PAPC members. If you like choices at your paint outs, then this is the place for you. The very active Humboldt Park offers a large boat house, water, paths and many plants and trees. Often people are walking, bike riding and sometimes even peddling swan boats. There is […]

Paintout: Lakeview East

Lakeview East

A bustling neighborhood with shopfronts flashy and quaint, the historic Century Movie Palace, a Gothic church, and outside cafes. For members, paintings from this paint out will be shown at Artful Framer in two weeks. Please watch Facebook for info.

Paintout: Little Italy/Taylor Street

Little italy Taylor and S. Laflin Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Taylor Street is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Chicago. From the late 1800s to about the 1950s, this area was a hub for Italian immigrants to settle and establish their families. It soon became Chicago’s “Official” Little Italy.