- Location: Chicago, IL
- Website: marsgallery.com
Eighteen years in the West Loop...Mars Gallery is located in a turn of the century warehouse loft on Fulton Market.
In a Weekly World News-ish twist, Mars Gallery reports that parapsychologists say that the gallery space itself is located on top of one of the Earth's "energy vortex circles" contributing to the "very strange creative energy" and "weird and wonderful" things that have occured over the years. Owner Peter Mars is taking part in this summer's big Chicago public art project, Cool Globes. Like the cows of years ago, the globes are a series of public sculptures dotting the city summer. The raison d'etre behind the globes project is one of generating interest and ideas for combating global warming. There are over 100 globes on display along the lakefront from the Field Museum to Balbo Drive and Navy Pier. Free tours of the globes are available - check all the details here. Back at the Gallery, a selection of Pop and Outsider art is on offer for purchase or lease. Custom framing is also available as well as canvas stretching and item mounting. Centerstage says, "the space coyly smudges the line between the high- and low-brow, uniting the strange bedfellows "fine art" and "accessibility." Closed Sunday - Tuesday, it is open by appointment on Wednesdays and from noon on Thursday - Saturday.