Welcome to portoluz+HotHouse
We are so glad you found us and are stopping by for a visit.
Our Chicago-based non-profit organization is developing a new permanent center for arts and culture and in the interim presenting compelling programs throughout the region.
Won't you join us ?
portoluz relies on a broad base of support to actualize all of the important work we do. 100% of your donation is devoted to developing programs, serving diverse communities and building a robust infrastructure so we can pursue the aquistion of a new home for progressive culture.
Won't you consider making a gift to portoluz today? From all of us, Thank You!
News and Updates
We have HotHouse back and we are going to celebrate!
Please join us for the HOTHOUSE RELAUNCH KICK OFF PARTY
Saturday June 22, 7-10pm
$50 All proceeds benefit the building fund-Can't attend? Please send a check made out portoluz and write in the memo line : HotHouse building fund
Please click on the link below to buy your advanced ticket to this event - no walk up tickets will be available
Our site is always being updated with new program content. Please check back often to find new postings. Thank you.
Introducing Lakeside Studios
In collaboration with the Lakeside Inn and the Lillstreet Art Center, portoluz is re-developing Lakeside Studios- as an art-making workshop and as a social justice retreat space for community-based organizers.
The Studios behind the Lakeside Inn were developed by John Wilson, the internationally known print dealer and an early founder of the Art Expositions at Navy Pier. During the early years of the Lakeside Center for the Arts, the artists included Richard Hunt, Ed Paschke, and Roger Brown, all of whom are now world famous.
Building on the fabled tradition of the past, portoluz is reclaiming this extraordinary site by re-introducing the Lakeside Studios for art-making, casual adult education and social justice retreats Nestled in the trees behind the Lakeside Inn and steps from the beach, Lakeside Studios is the perfect location for contemplation, creative experimentation, ongoing adult education.