Hume Chicago is an artist-led project space focused on serving the Humboldt Park and Logan Square communities through dynamic, accessible arts programming. We aim to foster an inclusive, creative environment in which emerging Chicago artists and their neighbors can commune and engage.

In the spirit of accessibility, Hume maintains an open call for exhibitions, workshops, and other creative projects that align with our mission. Hume’s new location is 3242 W. Armitage Ave (one block west of Kedzie). Unfortunately for the time being our new space is not currently wheelchair accessible.


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Hume is led by Executive Director Fontaine Capel, a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist, curator, educator, and facilitator. Her work has appeared domestically and internationally: digitally, and IRL. She is a current member of the experimental performance collaborative Pup House, and is Executive Director of the alternative art space Hume Chicago. In conjunction with her studio and curatorial practice, she is a teaching artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Marwen. She is a graduate of Oberlin College where she studied Art History and Studio Art.

20150208_182018-motionHume’s Programming Manager is Katie Waddell,  an independent curator, writer, and event producer based in Chicago, IL. Katie collaborates with artists across disciplines, organizing their projects, artworks, or ideas into total environments or sequential events. Her research and projects focus on the encounter, by way of public events and programming, as the nexus from which intimacy, curiosity, and the experiential unfold. Katie holds a dual-M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Waddell is the Founder and Creative Director of 2nd Floor Rear, a future founder of 2FR Projects (forthcoming), and a general doer of things. Learn more about her work at


Hume’s Media Manager is Gita Jackson, a nice girl who likes dating sims, cats, black lipstick, and weird old man cocktails. She’s the assistant editor for the Comedy section at Paste Magazine, and has  written for Paste, Polygon and the Arcade Review about videogames, fashion, womanhood and race. She is also a co-founder of Hume Chicago, an artist-led project space focused on serving the Humboldt Park and Logan Square communities through dynamic, accessible arts programming.


Hume’s Studio Manager is Caroline Walp, a printmaker who works primarily in silkscreen, drawing and bookmaking. After receiving her BFA in Printmaking from Ohio University, Caroline spent six glorious months as a studio intern at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York where she assisted in the creation of several artists books. She has been a Studio Fellow at the Paper Circle in Nelsonville, Ohio and Spudnik Press in Chicago, Illinois and currently works as a studio assistant for LandLand.


Hume Chicago es un espacio artístico autogestionado y comunidad-apoyado, enfocado en servir a las comunidades de Humboldt Park y Logan Square a través de programación de arte dinámica y accesible. Nuestro objetivo es fomentar un ambiente inclusivo y creativo en que los artistas emergentes de Chicago y sus vecinos pueden comulgar y participar.

Para mantener la accesibilidad, Hume mantiene una convocatoria abierta para exhibiciones, seminarios públicos, y otros proyectos creativos que se alinean con nuestra misión. Hume está situado en una tienda en 3242 W. Armitage Avenue. Desafortunadamente nuestro espacio nuevo todavía no está accesible por sillas de ruedas.