Doser: Lillstreet Art Center

Why we love them: This community-oriented art center, founded in 1975, has continued to flourish in recent years; they relocated to an old factory in Ravenswood in 2003. And it’s no surprise: the upbeat, collaborative, educational atmosphere of the center and its students and teachers gets everyone into the art-making spirit.

Products: Art classes from painting to metal-smithing, plus partnerships and programs particularly focused on youth– and of course there’s First Slice Cafe in-house when you need some pie to get your creative juices flowing!