Presenting the best of what Columbia College Chicago’s students, alumni, faculty and staff create.
Located at 619 S Wabash Ave, ShopColumbia is a year-round boutique located in the heart of the Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood on Columbia College Chicago’s campus. ShopColumbia represents artists of all creative media including: fine art, photography, painting, drawing, illustration, books, zines, comics, music cds and records, jewelry, fashion apparel, accessories, housewares, gifts and stationery.
ShopColumbia at Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery serves the Columbia College Chicago community by fostering the representation and sale of professional work and talent from multiple creative fields. As an extension of the classroom, the Shop supports students by providing a professional environment to hone the process of presenting, marketing, and selling work to the public. Through community partnerships, ancillary programming and representation of alumni, faculty and staff, ShopColumbia bridges professional practice with the student learning experience.
The Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS) opened ShopColumbia on October 16, 2008 to provide students a commercial venue for showcasing and selling their work. Since opening, ShopColumbia has represented over 1500 emerging student and alumni artists and facilitated over $450,000 in revenue for Shop artists.
With increased demand by both artists and customers, ShopColumbia merged with the Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery spring of 2017 and moved from 623 S Wabash to 619 S Wabash Ave. The larger gallery space blends the fine art and design focus emboidied by the Leviton Gallery with ShopColumbia's learning laboratory model.
ShopColumbia features fine art alongside handcrafted and designed merchandise by Columbia students, alumni, faculty and staff. Students earn 75% of sales and faculty, staff and alumni earn 50%.
Visit ShopColumbia's blog for featured artists posts and special events.
ShopColumbia accepts new artist submissions year-round. Go to our online submission page to see all current calls for work.