Andre and Frances Guichard, owners of Gallery Guichard and founders of the Bronzeville Art District Art Tour. They are also known as the Mayor and First Lady of Bronzeville. They are a very dynamic couple that believes in art that touches the soul and the healing power of art. They are very focused on art from the African Diaspora. They are also both accomplished artists. They are very committed to uplifting the community and through their efforts, they have raised over $35,000 to programs that help at-risk youth in Bronzeville.
Bronzeville is once again a focal point for Chicago’s vibrant African American culture. Like Harlem in New York, Bronzeville is a community where Chicago’s African American music, Literature, Fine Art, and Theater historically thrive. At present, the Bronzeville Art District (BAD) consists of six established visual art spaces working together to focus and drive cultural activities in the community such that a distinctive cultural identity can be crystallized and communicated.
You can now choose to have your tour virtual or in person. Due to Covid-19, there will not be a physical trolley this year. Please plan to drive, bike, or walk to the open galleries. Due to the changes in the City of Chicago COVID19 requirements, mask indoors are required for all attending.
You can visit any of the galleries, art institutions, or studios and experience the amazing art and entertainment you would find on the in-person trolley tour virtually. You can pop in and pop out and visit for as long as the presentation is available.
For more information on the Bronzeville Art District Tour, visit https://www.bronzevilleartdistrict.com/.