About Us

The Women's LIVE Artist Studio (WLAS) is a vibrant hub nestled within the heart of Navy Pier, Chicago's premier indoor tourist destination, boasting over 9 million visitors annually. Our Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the artistic talents of women artists from the local community.

Through daily live art demonstrations, we invite our visitors to witness the creative process in action. We represent a supportive community of 30+ female artists from diverse backgrounds and mediums, spanning 5 generations. Our artists all share a common commitment to empowering women in the Chicago art scene and advocating for equal recognition and opportunities.

More than a gallery, we are a community.

This Week

WLAS is exhibiting at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair with 11 artists at Booth 346.  Contact Us for exclusive VIP tickets all week.


  • Candace Hunter
  • Kudzai B. Mutasa
  • Gretchen Jankowski
  • Minnie Watkins
  • Jennifer Warren
  • Lois Stone
  • Jennifer Hodges
  • Krystelle Ann Avsec
  • Tasanee Durrett
  • Dana Todd Pope
  • Martha A. Wade
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Kindred Connections

Now on view July 11-14 at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair, booth 346.

We are all connected—to nature, to the divine, and to each other. "Kindred Connections" explores the profound importance of these relationships. Eleven women artists present their work, each bringing a unique perspective and style to this vibrant and diverse collection. Their art captures the essence and energy of our most valued communities, whether rooted deep within ourselves or extending across miles.

Featured Collection

Meet a few of the artists headed to the Venice Biennale 2024 with Womens' LIVE Artist Studio.

  • Martha A. Wade

    Martha is deeply involved in the fine arts community as an artist, educator, and curator. Her artwork has a dreamlike feel, where a sense of movement is created in every piece. You will often find constellations immersed in her work, to show our connection to each other and the Universe.

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  • Dana Todd Pope

    Dana is an award winning Chicago based visual artist, entrepreneur, muralist, filmmaker & author. She's the founder of Fearlessly Hue® a kid's room home décor line (sold on Walmart.com and Amazon) and the author of "Know Money, Grow, Money," a children's picture book.

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Live from Navy Pier

  • Dr. Patricia Jones-Blessman