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Pangea Properties has partnered with The Greater Chatham Initiative to launch Artists on the 9 in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago's South Side

Pangea Properties Launches Art Gallery and Workspace in South Side’s Chatham 

Chicago-based Pangea Properties, through its nonprofit 501(c)(3) community service arm, Pangea Cares, has partnered with The Greater Chatham Initiative to launch Artists on the 9, an art gallery and workspace in the South Side’s Chatham neighborhood. Representatives from Pangea and GCI were joined by city and state officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 26. 

Located in a Pangea-owned property at 735 E. 79th St. in Chicago, Artists on the 9 is one component of a broader effort to develop the Mahalia Jackson Cultural District. This initiative aims to reclaim vacant storefronts along 79th Street and convert them to fully functional workspaces and galleries for artists in the Chatham area. 

The 1,400-square-foot storefront features three private workspaces, a gallery, an exhibition room and a kitchen. Artists on the 9 will also be open to the community for gatherings and events. 


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