The South Side Community Arts Center was declared a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As reported in the Chicago Tribune:

“The South Side Community Arts Center helps to tell an important story about African-American artists at a time when segregation and racism prevented many of them from more fully contributing to the cultural life of the United States,” said Stephanie Meeks, the president and CEO of the National Trust, in a released statement. “The center has long been a beacon of tolerance and understanding, using art to enrich the community while serving as a welcoming place for people from all walks of life.”

Visit this National Treasure at 3831 S. Michigan Ave. Learn more about its current exhibitions here.