an expansion fundraiser for Hume Chicago 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that in life one must either “go big” or “go home.” We at 2nd Floor + Hume take issue with the reductive binary proffered by this otherwise catalyzing truism; in short, we intend to go both.

7:00 PM-10:30 PM * Saturday, March 12
3242 W. Armitage Ave.

It’s with great pleasure that we invite you to our RENT PARTY: a fundraiser to support the expansion of Hume Chicago to its BIG NEW HOME! Join us on Saturday, March 12th from 7-10:30 for a celebration of Chicago’s emerging artists.

Look forward to:

  • Performances by three local musical phenoms: Richard Album, Violet Mice, & Fastness!
  • A silent auction of engaging—& affordable—works by Hume’s friends and former exhibitors!
  • A raffle of goods & goodies from local businesses!
  • A large-scale immersive installation that will morph, by your hands, throughout the night!
  • Performances!
  • Food and drinks!
  • A loosely-themed apartment party environment that may or may not include an opportunity to Netflix-and-Chill

With your support, Hume will be able to cover moving costs, like:

  • Materials for a new movable wall!
  • Supplies supplies supplies!
  • New flooring for our storefront exhibition space!
  • Moving costs for big stuff like furniture!
  • All those sneaky hidden moving costs!

$10 at the door // infinite gratitude in our collective institutional heart. We hope to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook here.


Wait, what does this have to do with 2nd Floor Rear?

2nd Floor is getting bigger. Like an extra roommate, it can’t keep stashing it’s stuff all over the Director’s apartment anymore. Luckily, 2nd Floor and Hume are partners. There’s more space at Hume’s new location, so 2nd Floor can move in for real–have a real office, actual storage, and a spot for occasional 2nd Floor-related programming all year round.


Hume Chicago is an artist-led, community-supported project space focused on serving the Humboldt Park and Logan Square communities through dynamic, accessible arts programming. We aim to foster an inclusive, creative environment in which emerging Chicago artists and their neighbors can commune and engage.

In the spirit of accessibility, Hume maintains an open call for exhibitions, workshops, and other creative projects that align with our mission. Hume is currently located at 3203 W. North Avenue in a wheelchair-accessible storefront at the intersection of Kedzie and North avenues, and will be moving a half-mile north to 3242 W Armitage Avenue soon!

Hume Chicago is a Feminist Action Support Network Pistachio Space. Learn more about FASN and Safer Spaces here.