Our Story

Located on the first floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, Gallery Guichard features a rotating collection of works from numerous global artists including Danny Simmons, brother of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons; Abiola Akintola, and Roger Carter. Commanding as much respect as Michigan Avenue in the community, owners Andre Guichard, Frances Guichard and Stephen Mitchell, opened the gallery in 2005 with the mission to expose patrons to multicultural artists specializing in the African Diaspora. Through fine art exhibitions, experiential events, and art tours, Gallery Guichard gives emerging underrepresented talent an opportunity to develop their imagination and creativity.

This 4,000 square-foot gallery is the ideal place for diverse people and cultures to connect and think outside the box -- even at sea! In 2013 and 2014, Gallery Guichard was named the official art gallery of Tom Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage. During the cruise in 2014, they raised more money for the foundation through art sales than any previous year.

In 2011, six of Andre Guichard’s original paintings were featured on canvas totes as part of Walgreens Community Corner program. The totes were sold in 7500 stores nationwide. The gallery currently merchandises art-inspired tote bags and journals for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Gallery Guichard offers a range of fine art services, including hosting exhibitions, artist talks, framing, crating, shipping, and moving. Corporate clients like Walgreens, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, ConAgra, ComEd, and Granger have enlisted their services. Meanwhile, community partners such as the Chicago Defender and the Chicago Urban League continue to maintain a deep relationship with the gallery in an effort to promote imagination and creativity throughout Chicago.

Gallery Guichard has proven itself as the safe haven for fine art enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in rich culture that touches the soul!