Raw Nature and Urbanity: Gallery 1028

Chicago Venues We Love: Gallery 1028

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Goose Island, Gallery 1028 illustrates true urban style through its myriad event production styles. This configurative space is equipped with stunning original features, making it a beloved spot for our decor contributions. Venue and Event Account Assistant, Jeff Barlett, kindly shared details with us on everything Gallery 1028 has to offer.

Gallery 1028

1028 N. Hooker St.

Chicago, IL 60642


Contact: Jeff Barlett, Venue & Event Account Assistant: (312) 587-3553, info@gallery-1028.com

Tell us about your venue and the experience it offers.

Gallery 1028 is a 6,500 square foot venue. The building itself was originally a leather tannery dating back to 1890. The brickwork, flooring and skylights in the space are all original as well.

The space is raw, loft-like, and transformable. Our venue was rehabbed last year. By doing so, we now have one bridal suite with private restroom, one large ladies room with eight stalls and one large mens room with two stalls and three urinals. The venue lends itself to being able to host a variety of different styles of events.

How many guests can the venue hold?

Gallery 1028 can hold up to 250 guests for a seated dinner, with room enough for cocktail hour and dancing.

Are there both indoor and outdoor amenities?

We really just have the outside loading dock area. Unfortunately, there is no other outdoor space.

Do you have multiple rooms available for hosting events?

We have a foyer, cocktail room and main event room. 

How many months in advance do you recommend booking an event?

We recommend booking your event as early in advance as possible as many events book at lease one year in advance with us.

What is the best way for people to contact you?

We can be reached by phone at (312) 587-3553 or by email at info@gallery-1028.com

Accommodations & Amenities

  • Parking – There is free parking around the venue
  • Food Service – Catering exclusively by Calihan Catering
  • Other

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