In a world built on scarcity, exclusivity & opacity, A Very Serious Gallery aims to invert these standards with a serious, and not-so-serious, approach to the art market.
We believe that it’s possible to be both humorous & taken seriously and will continue to separate ourselves with unique, different & creative strategies to make art interesting & approachable.
And so far, it’s working....
Our shows are lively & approachable, with spontaneous performances & music blasting. Everyone is welcome here, regardless of financials, occupation or knowledge of the industry.
We have no dress code and entry is always free.
Press & Media
Our unique approach to the art market has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, PBS, The Chicago Sun-Times, Create Magazine & Psychology Today.
More than a gallery, our creative brand engagements include clients such as NBA, WNBA, Nike, Topo Chico, The Chicago Cubs, The Chicago Bulls, Jameson, YETI & Starbucks.
We opened in July 2022 and sit comfortably in Chicago’s West Town arts district, a 1⁄2 mile between both River North & West Loop. The gallery itself is a three-room space that specializes in highly emerging & mid-career artists, with a combination of solo presentations, over-the-top groupshows & inventory of 500+ works in our backroom.
The space was founded by Allan Weinberger, a ten year Google marketing executive who managed large scale operations within the ads business along with Google’s Chicago arts programming & executed dozens of permanent murals for their office by acclaimed Chicago street artists. Prior to Google, he worked at viagogo USA consulting professional sports teams on dynamic shifts in the ticketing industry, along with a short stint managing digital marketing campaigns for LeBron James. In his free time, he’s a practicing stand-up comedian and a lover of houseplants.