Atelier Manarchy


656 W. Hubbard St., Chicago IL 60654

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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.

Facility Meeting Space Details

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

On-Site Catering

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

General Facility Details

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Miles from Downtown

Miles from McCormick Place 4.0

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