On the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center is Project Onward, which houses art studios and a gallery for the work made onsite by the resident artists, with one always on duty for on-the-spot self-portrait commissions (how can you resist?). That Project Onward supports the creative work of artists with mental disabilities makes it all the better. With artworks as low as $10.
Project Onward, 78 East Washington, (312)744-8032, projectonwardchicago.blogspot.com
Best of Chicago 2012