Community Darkrooms in Chicagoland

Good news! This place opened in May. It’s a few feet from the Kennedy, just before downtown, a great location: http://chicagocommunitydarkroom.org/

This  is the only one of the places listed here that I’ve seen: http://www.norris.northwestern.edu/recreation/artica/ It’s in the Norris Center on Northwestern’s campus in Evanston (right below the cafeteria!), and parking is problematic (but I can explicate it for you). For everyone’s benefit and safety, one takes a short quiz the first time, so they know that you know what you’re doing.

These are located in Park District fieldhouses: http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/visual-arts/node/8398 The practical ones for you to consider are the 2nd and the 4th.

(I came across a nice older apartment building for students near Loyola that features studio space, rehearsal space, and darkroom space, but upon further investigation the word “bedbugs” appeared. ‘Nuff said.) (As well, many of the rehearsals were scheduled in mid-night.)

If you are aware of a darkroom on your campus, especially if your major is not Photography or any sort of art, please let us know about it so we can spread the word. Also, the offer still stands: all the technical information you need in order to set up or restore a campus/dorm darkroom is yours for the asking.

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1 Comment

  1. Honestly, I haven’t found anywhere in Nashville yet. I’m seriously considering setting up my own, I have a space for it. I’m worried about cost though, can you give me a possible investment amount? (I’m a college graduate now, Mr. D. I need to sound intelligent!)


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