clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Evelyn Daitchman Opens a Massive Hub for Art, Fashion & Culture

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Artist, stylist and purveyor of fine vintage curations, Evelyn Daitchman (also owner of Axis of Evelyn) has opened a gigantic space called Open Secret Studios. This is a space that she will share and inspire the artistic communities with, providing a space for projects and ventures that normally wouldn't be possible.

Finding herself torn on the Albany Carroll Arts Building, Evelyn set out on a search for something unknown. "My whole life, I've written this scenario of what I was missing and what would be perfect--what the visionaries of fashion would create incredible things in," Evelyn tells us, "and I've found it. I'm in love."

The space, which has been hidden away for more than 25 years is finally open and Evelyn tells us she wants to share it. It's large enough for photo shoots, fashion shows, and private parities for viewing the Axis of Evelyn collection. The entirely white 2-floor warehouse loft space features a kitchen, 90 car gated parking lot, loft area 30' by 20' wall and a space for screen printing and textile printing production and workshops. She's even in talks with Architect Peter Exley who heads the world-known Pecha Kucha lecture series here in the city.

For now, Evelyn is opening the space to show the Axis of Evelyn collection of vintage Tuesdays from 4-9PM and Saturdays from 11AM-4PM.
· Axis of Evelyn's Studio [Youtube]
· Axis of Evelyn [Official Site]
· Open Secret Studios [Facebook]

Open Secret Studios

401 N Racine, Chicago IL