Compound Yellow has been making waves in Oak Park and surrounding communities since 2016. When the pandemic hit, although their vision stayed the same, they realized the exceptional need for a space that supports artists and members of the community to freely express themselves and be immersed in a creative-thinking and collaborative environment. Compound Yellow is dedicated to providing a safe place for people to listen to music, share their stories, witness groundbreaking works of contemporary art, and create fellowship deeply needed in this difficult time: essential experiences that bring us together as human beings.

Compound Yellow welcomes the community with open arms and encourages everyone to come see a live performance, exhibition, and say hello to their chickens! Recently, Compound Yellow hosted the Multiple Goods Holiday Fair where local artists sold their work conveniently in time for the holiday season. It was a hit! Over 200 people attended throughout the weekend, artists and artisans were able to connect with each other, sell their work and share their ideas in a convivial atmosphere.

“I really enjoyed the multiple goods fair at compound yellow. This little gem of an arts oasis makes Oak Park a great place to visit.” Melanie Silver

“Having Compound Yellow in my neighborhood and my community has been a balm for me, and a blessing and the best kind of stimulant in these many months of the pandemic. What a pleasure it has been for my husband and me, in this past year, to be able to walk a few blocks from our home and gather with quirky visionaries from all over Chicagoland, the country, and the world. Not to mention a chicken named Huevos!” Susan Messer.

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