- $295 for private BYOB party for up to 20 ($650 value)
The Black Couch Studio & Gallery
There's a lot of talent in the Chicago area—and it would take an awfully long couch to contain it all. Luckily, the metaphorical one at The Black Couch Studio & Gallery is more than up to the task. The studio was founded to help cultivate the local art and music scene—a mission that's clear with just one step inside its doors. Paintings, drawings, and other artwork surrounds visitors, as do special events including live drawing demos and musical performances. The Black Couch Studio further cultivates creativity through art and music lessons, as well as BYOB social painting events. The crew also uses their art to benefit worthy causes, and raised $10,000 in 2016 to support charities that range from Ronald McDonald Foundation to Rebecca's Dream. Check out a 3D online tour of the studio and gallery.