Around The Hood: Chicago Mosaic School Now Located at 1101 W. Granville
Chicago Mosaic School has temporarily located to 1101 W. Granville (in the space which used to be a grocery store) while awaiting final buildout of their permanent space which will be at the old Blue Buddha at 1127 W. Granville.
“It’s been 12 extraordinary years since we opened the doors to establish the first school for Mosaic Arts outside of Europe. Our growth is because of you; our inspired students, our committed CMS faculty and staff, our generous volunteers and donors, and artists and mosaic lovers worldwide. Leaving our longtime home in Ravenswood has been bittersweet; we remember where CMS started but can see now where we are supposed to be- in Chicago’s historic Edgewater neighborhood.
As of March 13th, CMS is beautifully situated on thriving Granville Avenue. The move took a lot of muscle, hard work, and organization to relocate our entire operation- big thanks to everyone who made it happen! The school is already benefitting from a street-level space with great visibility and foot traffic. The neighborhood has welcomed us enthusiastically and seems excited that CMS is here. The school is looking forward to making big contributions to the community and to continue to grow awareness for mosaics and the school in Chicago and beyond.
In our 1101 W Granville space, on the first floor, you will find two large primary classrooms, our office, tool room, and temporary library. The second floor has our supply shop Tiny Pieces Mosaic Tools & Supplies, two additional classrooms (one for our After School Matters Program), and five private artist studios. The street is full of great restaurants like Revival, Flacos Tacos, Petes Pizza and Metropolis Coffee House just to name a few. Additionally, we are steps away from the Granville red line station and one block away from Whole Foods.
CMS is extremely fortunate to be in this great transitional space while the construction of our permanent location (800 feet away) moves toward completion this summer. Please come see us in our new digs. And in celebration of our move, please take advantage of a 10% April Discount on our weekly classes with code CMSaprilfool (Expires April 30th).
Thank you for your support and love for mosaics and the CMS community.” – Karen Ami (Founder, Executive Director)