Things to Know about Gallery 1028

When selecting a venue there are a few things you need to consider. How close is the venue in relation to the guests?  How will guests get to and from the venue? How can I decorate this rustic space? Is this even suitable for a corporate event? And lastly, what are my catered options? Well… we have all the answers for you if you are thinking about G1028 as the venue for your next event.

How close is the venue in relation to the guests, and how will they get there?

G1028 is practically in the center of everything happening in Chicago. We are located between Lincoln Park and the Loop, and just west of the Magnificent Mile. This means we are pretty close to the plethora of hotels, the Lincoln Parker inhabitants, and the largest business district in the city. It's only about a 10-15 minute car ride from any of these hot spots. Additionally, we can easily be reached via public transportation too! We are just off Halsted Street which has a great bus route, and there is easy access from both the Blue Line and Red Line train stops.

Can I even decorate this rustic space?

Great question… and yes, you absolutely can decorate G1028.  The venue's rustic floors, exposed brick, and towering wood beams have a charm all their own, and yet G1028 can be decorated and transformed into anything that you want. We have been the lucky hosts of some spectacular themed events from the traditional wedding theme, vintage, chic, farm, and more. You can truly decorate the space as much or as little as you like. Think of it as a blank canvas that comes with a rustic frame… What goes on the canvas is your vision.


Is G1028 suitable for a corporate event?

Absolutely. We have done corporate events for many clients.  Like I have mentioned before, it truly does not take much to make our space lively. Our space features exposed brick, aged hardwood floors, and 16 foot vaulted ceilings. We also have two moveable bars, a farm table, 4 wood highboy tables with hooks underneath, and a speaker that can be used at your discretion.

We have been the host of many corporate holiday parties so it may be a good idea to start securing your date…

Who is the caterer?

Calihan Catering is our exclusive caterer. Calihan has been designing creative and innovative menu options for over 30 years and continues to get the praise they deserve.  Just recently, the National Association of Catering and Events nominated them for Best Event Production for the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards. With that being said, we are lucky to have them as our exclusive caterer; they bring an entire new level to the catering world.


Remember, if you have any other questions about G1028, please feel free to reach out.  We love a good chat. Additionally, if you would like to see the space, get in contact with Jeffery Bartlett, our Venue Representative, at and he would be happy to set up an appointment for you.  BUT, please stop in to our bi-weekly get together for Gallery Gatherings from 4:30 - 7:00. The next one is this Thursday, June 23, 2016. Get a lovely glass of Rose and get a tour of our space. We hope to see you soon (;

Calihan Blog Staff