656 W. Hubbard St., Chicago IL 60654
- (312) 666-7400
ATELIER MANARCHY was built in the 1890’s as a maple syrup factory, and sometimes on a warm day you may detect the faintest essence of coffee, maple and brown sugar.
It is rumored that in the 20’s Al Capone used the building as a speakeasy and gin mill, and during the 50’s the garage where the camera is kept was a chop shop.
In 1980, the building was renovated and designed by Dennis Manarchy to respect Chicago industrial architecture. The 10 foot clock was custom made for the building as a homage to Chicago’s iconic clocks.
The space is a gallery for Manarchy’s work (photographs and sculptures) with objets D’art and primitive antiques. It is also the home of the world’s largest camera created for an ongoing project: An American Portrait, dedicated to America’s vanishing cultures.The hanger at Manarchy houses the largest Camera in the world, able to produce photos of almost 100,000 megapixels. It produces the clearest, most detailed portraits ever captured.
The Unique Clock Room & Art Gallery that can be personally transformed in imaginative ways for corporate events and cocktail receptions. The 10 foot clock was specially made for the building.The walls are filled with Manarchy’s photographs and sculptures. There are also antiques and industrial artifacts throughout the spaces.
Kitchens, private suite/green room, dedicated wi-fi, freight elevator and HVAC for year round comfort. Valet parking available.
Located in the Riverwest neighborhood. Easy access from the Kennedy expressway and 10 minutes from McCormick Place.
Max Venue Capacity 500
Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 175
Max Capacity, Classroom Style 200
Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 250
Max Capacity, Theater Style 200
Complete Buy-out Available
Off-Site Catering Allowed
Largest Room, Max Capacity 250
Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 175
Largest Room, Classroom Capacity 200
Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 250
Largest Room, Theater Capacity 200
Buy-out Max Capacity 500
Public Space Wi-Fi Available
Miles from Downtown
Miles from McCormick Place 4.0