2nd Floor Rear was an annual DIY festival celebrating Chicago’s vibrant community of alternative art spaces. 2nd Floor has ceased operations for good. But we’re updating this website to show off the seven years of art events we helped make happen. Like the rest of the world right now, this site will be messy and unpredictable for a while. Feel free to browse our archive of past projects, so long as you don’t mind navigating a system as it adapts to change.