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Current Show:



Summer Group Show

Opening reception: Friday, July 13 from 5 to 8 pm for the


Please join us at Vale Craft Gallery on Friday, July 13 from 5 to 8 pm for the opening reception of our Summer Group Show.  The exhibition will feature ceramics, glass,

fiber art, sculpture, paintings, and jewelry by over 50 artists.  Among the highlights

will be new work by Rene Murray, Linny Coale Freeman, Melissa Z. Monroe, Boisali

Biswas, and Chickenscratch.  



Our Summer Group Show is dedicated to the memory of James Carl Aschbacher, a

beloved Vale Craft Gallery artist for the past 23 years, who passed away April 25

at the age of 66. James' exuberant joie de vivre lives on in his whimsical paintings

that are treasured by his many friends, collectors, and community.
We invite you to raise a glass and say "Cheers!" (as James liked to do) to

celebrate an artistic life, and a life well lived.




Midsummer Art Walk

Friday, July 13




Peter's recent interview in

Chicago Gallery News.


For additional information or images, please contact:
Vale Craft Gallery at 312-337-3525 or

Archive of Past Events

Vale Craft Gallery

230 West Superior Street - Chicago, IL. 60654

Phone: 312.337.3525 - Fax: 312.337.3530


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Regular Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am to 5:30pm

Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00 pm

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About Vale Craft Gallery:
Located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant River North gallery district, Vale Craft Gallery exhibits and sells contemporary American fine craft
and sculpture including works in clay, fiber, metal, glass, wood and mixed media. Since 1992, gallery owner Peter Vale has shown an
eclectic and affordable collection of decorative, functional, and sculptural artwork by both local and national artists. Vale Craft Gallery
features colorful textiles, beautiful glass objects, handcrafted furniture, innovative ceramics, whimsical sculpture, and unique jewelry.