As a recent art school graduate, Hannah Litvan confronted the ugly fact that art jobs are really, really, really hard to get. She applied for literally hundreds of jobs across the globe and barely heard back from two. What was Hannah going to do with her degree and desire to work in the arts? Her mom had an idea, start an arts-related business. Smart mom!
Hannah recently opened Ice House Gallery on South Blvd. in Evanston, that features first floor gallery and event space and artist studios upstairs. Housed in a historical building (where ice used to be made and stored) Ice House Gallery gives Hannah the freedom to work in the arts, live in the Evanston community and eventually the space to create her own work (which has been on pause for the two years leading up to the opening).
Ice House Gallery will feature Chicagoland area artists, there are 17 showing now, with a monthly featured artist reception on the First Saturday of every month. This Saturday, Dec. 2, 6-9p, meet artists Jim Parks, showing paintings of flowers, “Bloomz”.
Check the calendar of events for upcoming mid-month music, poetry and theatre performances at icehousegalleryevanston.com/events.
Artists looking for studio and gallery space can reach out to the Hannah directly at hlitvan[at]icehousegalleryevanston.com.
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