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City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

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Historic Water Tower


806 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611


A resplendent venue showcasing the work of local photographers and artists, the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, is centrally located along the city's famed Magnificent Mile.

The Chicago Water Tower is the city’s most familiar and treasured landmark. Constructed between 1867 and 1869, it was created for Chicago’s municipal water system, and originally housed a 135 foot iron standpipe used to regulate water pressure. It gained special significance as one of the few buildings to survive the destructive path of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Both the Water Tower and Pumping Station to the east were designed by William W. Boyington, one of Chicago’s most prolific architects of the mid-nineteenth century.




For the Common Good: Meet The Remediators  Nancy Klehm and Emmanuel Pratt


Current Exhibit:

For the Common Good: Meet The Remediators

Nancy Klehm and Emmanuel Pratt

November 8, 2014 - April 5, 2015

Nancy Klehm and Emmanuel Pratt are leaders in the genre of contemporary art called Social Practice, with significant involvement in environmental concerns. The displays here illustrate that while aquaponics and bioremediation may be big concept ideas, they are scalable to domestic use with readily available materials.




Daily, 10 am - 6:30 pm (7 days a week); Holidays 10 am - 4 pm








Public Transportation:
El: Red Line exit at Chicago Ave.

CTA Bus Routes: #3, #145, #146, #147, or #151.

For additional travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.




Public street parking is limited. Nearby parking facilities are available.