Located in Bridgeport’s Arts Corridor, [salonlb.] features over 10,000 square feet of multi-use creative space in an industrial, loft-style warehouse once home to the famed Spiegel Catalog Company.
Originally built in 1936, the landmark location is bathed in natural light from northern, southern, and eastern window exposures that boast sweeping panoramic views of the Chicago skyline. Ideal for creative and commercial use, the spacious and versatile location is perfect for photo and video shoots, and more!
[salonlb.] is the ideal space with panoramic skyline views along with natural light washing in from northern, southern, and eastern exposures.
Our signature concrete walls and columns, covered in a craquelure-paint “patina” (a lasting remnant of decades past), provide the perfect textural backdrop, with just the right amount of grit to give your images an artistic edge.
Shoot bookings that occur before 8:00 am and/or after 9:00 pm Sunday – Saturday will be charged at the $250/hr Weekend Rate.
Weekend $200/HR Monday - Thursday
2 Hours (minimum)
Weekend $250/HR Friday - Sunday
2 Hours (minimum)
activations+ special events
activations+ special events
Make a unique impression and set your event apart in our artistic space just minutes away from downtown Chicago.
Perfect for a memorable cocktail party, gala, networking or non-profit even, our rotating exhibitions spark curiosity and encourage dialogue amongst your guests.
Special event rentals are priced at a flat rate and vary based on the day of week, season, and number of guests. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or use the inquiry form in the link below:
Rental inquiries will be replied to within 48 hours.BOOK YOUR EVENT
Creating meaningful, identity-building experiences that are critically valuable, visually stunning, and socially engaging.
[salonlb.] comprises approximately half of the 5th floor of 1010 West 35th Street, which is an industrial office building with low foot traffic. Due to the original windows on this landmark building, ambient city and street sounds are expected. Therefore, the space is not soundproof.
The venue comes outfitted with an 11-point Sonos sound system, with P.A. capabilities along with a wireless microphone.
We do have neighboring creative businesses and office spaces on the 5th floor, so if you are planning anything with an excessive noise level during your rental we ask that you notify us ahead of time so that we can adjust your day/time slot and plan accordingly.
Take advantage of our in-house theatrical-grade lighting system with weight-bearing grid for all of your design and rigging needs.
[salonlb.]’s lighting system design was concepted by Schuler Shook Theatre Planners. The integration, implementation, and programming was executed by Protolight.
Each rental booking includes one (1) preset light cue of choice, however our lighting system is fully customizable.
*Additional cues and/or custom lighting design available for an upcharge.
FULL LIST OF AMENITIES
- Theatrical Lighting Grid designed by Schuler Shook: Theatre Planning
- 11-Point Sonos Sound + PA System with Wireless Microphone
- Select Lighting + Rental Equipment
- Vintage Rental Furniture
- Camera Surveillance System
- Catering Prep Kitchen + Green Room
- 11’9” Ceilings (10’ clearance from floor to light grid)
- Parking Lot + Abundant Street Parking
- Drive-In Loading Dock
- ADA Accessible
- (2) Oversized, Freight-Bearing Elevators (door opening: 6’10” H x 4’ W)
- Lobby + 5th Floor Restrooms
VINTAGE RENTAL FURNITURE
Because [salonlb.] is an artist-run venue, we place a special emphasis on the details. The preserved paint “patina” of our warehouse walls, the lighting design, and of course our vintage rental furniture, are what transform our gallery into a contemporary salon. We love the mix of high and low, old and new, to bring together maximalism in a minimalist setting. Our curated selection of vintage furniture will add that extra hint of character to any rental event or styled shoot.
A PIECE OFChicago History
The Spiegel Administration Building, located at 1010 West 35th Street in Chicago’’s Bridgeport neighborhood, is a six-story Art Moderne-style industrial structure of reinforced concrete and brick that served as the main administrative headquarters for Spiegel, Inc., a nationally- known mail-order house that was founded in Chicago in 1907 by German immigrant Joseph Spiegel.
The building is the best-remaining structure from the once substantial complex of warehouses, administrative and office buildings that served as the center of one of the nation’s most innovative and successful mail-order businesses from its founding in 1907 until the early 1990s.
1010 W. 35th Street, Suite 500Chicago, Illinois 60609
Driving from the West: Take I-290 (the Eisenhower Expressway) east to exit towards Indiana onto I 90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway). Keep right onto I-90/94 toward I-90/94 "Local". Take exit 55A "35th Street" onto Wentworth Avenue. Turn right to head west onto 35th Street and continue to Morgan Street, approximately 15 blocks. [salonlb.] is located on the north side of the street just west of Morgan Street.
Driving from the Northwest: Take I-90/94 (Kennedy/Edens Expressway) south to exit 55A, "35th Street". Turn right to head west onto 35th Street and continue to Morgan Street, approximately 15 blocks. [salonlb.] is located on the south side of the street just west of Morgan Street.
Driving from the South: Take I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) north to exit 55A, "35th Street". Turn left to head west onto 35th Street and continue to Morgan Street, approximately 15 blocks. [salonlb.] is located on the north side of the street just west of Morgan Street.
Driving from the Southwest: Take I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) east to exit 290, "Ashland Avenue". Turn right to head south onto Ashland Avenue and continue to 35th Street. From Ashland, turn left onto 35th Street and head east, continuing towards Racine Avenue, approximately 4 blocks. Continue past Racine Avenue, and [salonlb.] is located on the north side of the street at the intersection of Aberdeen Street and 35th Street.
The building offers free onsite parking with access to the building’s loading the dock, located on the west side of the building at the intersection of Aberdeen and 35th. There is also an abundance of metered street parking on 35th St.
Our operating hours vary week to week based on scheduled rentals and gallery events. Please contact us at email@example.com to request a venue tour or via our inquiry form.
During exhibitions, gallery hours will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am – 6pm. Additional hours by appointment.
The 1010 West 35th Street building can be accessed via the loading dock/ramp within the parking lot or the nearby visitor entrance. There are two elevators that can be taken to the 5th floor. They are freight load bearing but are standard commercial elevator dimensions.
The building is fully ADA accessible, with an entrance ramp leading into the lobby as well as commercial elevators and ADA public restrooms on the first, fifth, and sixth floors. Our venue’s individual suite also offers a private ADA restroom for clients as well as an ADA compliant catering prep kitchen.
We always curate our exhibitions and special installations with ADA accessibility in mind, as we believe it is important that art spaces be accessible to all.