• Ainslie Arts Plaza

  • The Ainslie Arts Plaza is Lincoln Square's newest public space, converting the underutilized 4800 block of Lincoln Avenue into a pedestrian plaza with seating, newly installed landscaping and lights, and a street mural painted by artist Andrea Jablonski.  Officially opened on Friday, May 21, 2021, the plaza is an example of tactical urbanism at work, putting into action a variety of uses for 12 - 18 months, before permanent installations for the space will be made based on community support. 

    LEARN MORE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLAZA

    The Ainslie Arts Plaza is now home to a number of events throughout the year, including a weekend Makers' Market with artisans offering their products for sale, live music pop-ups, and evening movies being shown.  In addition to events, Chicago-based artist opportunities will become available throughout the year made possible by the Lincoln Square PaintWorks program.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT PAINTWORKS


  • Events in the Plaza

     

  • Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Ainslie Arts Plaza
  • Artisan & Makers Market

    The Lincoln Square Artisan & Makers Market was hit during it's debut season last Summer!  Join us again this year and discover some of the best Chicago-made goods every Saturday from June through August at the Ainslie Arts Plaza.  Come out, shop from local artists, and more! 

    LEARN MORE HERE

  • Wednesday Night Live Movie Shrek
  • Wednesday Night Live!

    It's hump day, so why not unwind after a long day at work with a cold beverage, music, and a movie during Wednesday Night Live!  Taking place in the Ainslie Arts Plaza on one Wednesday of July, August, September, and October, it's the perfect way to break up your work week to hangout with friends and family.

    LEARN MORE HERE

  •  

     

  • Host an Activity or Event

    The Ainslie Arts Plaza is space for all.  If you have interest in hosting an activity, event, or group gathering at the Plaza, the Chamber of Commerce manages the Plaza event calendar, and can assist you in confirming desired dates and/or securing the necessary permits* that may be required to use the public space.

    *Events selling product, food, and/or beverage along the public way do require permits coordinated through the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE)


    LEARN MORE AND SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST

  •  

     

  • Media Inquiries Contact Ripson Group