Ways to support 2nd Story

At the end of October 2016, we will be moving from our current office space (hidden inside a larger multi-use building) to a storefront space that we will shape into an active artistic community center. Hovering between the neighborhoods of Albany Park, Lincoln Square, and Ravenswood Manor, this space will be anchored by our Core Values: Inclusion, Craft, and Courage.

For 18 years, 2nd Story has created spaces where people can share and deeply listen to each other’s stories. We’ve performed in cafes in Woodlawn, pubs in Rogers Park, restaurants in the West Loop, music venues in Hyde Park, breweries in Logan Square, and the public parks around the city: Elm Park, Wylie White Park, Douglas Park, and along the 606. We’ve been in so many neighborhoods across this beautiful city. With your help, we can expand our reach.

We will continue to perform throughout Chicago, and our new space will allow us to better serve our diverse collective while opening our doors to new supporters and artists in these vibrant communities.

We envision a space that will allow us to host community potlucks, story nights, and our robust education programming, a place where our artists can craft and rehearse their stories, an environment where everyone can be part of the story-sharing process.  It will be an artistic home for all. A storefront space creates access and visibility that 2nd Story has never had in its 18 year history.

The space will be fully ADA accessible, feature a full kitchen, conference room, and workshop space, and is conveniently located by public transportation via the Francisco Brown Line and Lawrence Bus Routes.

Will you join us on this exciting adventure? Donate to our Kickstarter today!