The Chait Galleries was founded in 2003 and was the first gallery of its kind in the Iowa City area. Located in a historically preserved building built in the late 1800’s, the Chait Galleries established itself in the heart of a community that includes many fine restaurants, specialty retail stores and the vibrant University of Iowa Campus.
Over the 14-year span, the Chait Galleries has represented over 1000 local, national and international artists in diverse mediums and actively exhibited emerging and established artists in annual, city wide “Gallery Walks” and juried exhibitions. The Gallery also provided the community with a full range of fine art services.
After 14 years, the decision was made to close the storefront location of the Chait Galleries. As of Summer 2016 you can find us on the second floor of our historic building, where we will be continuing our mission to make the arts accessible to everyone. Along with our continued support of the visual arts our focus will include establishing contemporary projects and specialties.
Our new and current ventures include: artistic representation in select mediums, consultation, curating exhibitions, partnering with other venues to establish new creative spaces, constructing visually inviting atmospheres for businesses, homes and public venues and implementing a secondary art market. With 14 years of art experience we can tailor our knowledge to fit your specific needs. Come visit us in our new space! We are always available for consultation and inquiries and are happy to assist you in any of your art endeavors.