Schaumburg is home to the only Native American owned and operated Art Institution in Illinois: The Trickster Art Gallery. It is more than a gallery of contemporary art (post 1960s). As their vision states, they also provide “first voice cultural education and awareness.” A comprehensive gallery, The Trickster showcases various art disciplines; visual, music, educational as in veterans, fatherhood and social justice issues, in its dissemination of contemporary Indigenous American art.  It gives an inclusive platform for cultural exchange.

Trickster Exhibit

Trickster Exhibit

The photo above gives a look at what is coming soon for kids and families. This installation is in progress for the only Native, hands-on, children exhibit in the state. The Ribbon-Cutting ceremony with educators from the Schaumburg schools is expected in mid-February

This past January 24th was an Open Mic Night for artists of all cultures highlighting music, poetry, singing, spoken word, performance art, comedy and storytelling. It was an event for all ages. For information on their current exhibitions:

In addition to a gallery, The Trickster’s Library provides Native-authored books, research (deleted comma) and online resources, including opportunities to view various artists’ work. If you are a true, Blackhawks fan, visit their online store,, featuring Native-made Blackhawk beaded and quilted items. These hand-crafted items are limited availability, and sold on a first come, first served basis.

We are fortunate to have a few galleries in Schaumburg. Celebrate the Native American living culture at the Trickster Gallery as it “honors the past by sharing our present-day lives.” So why is it called “Trickster”? I will let you find out when you go to their website. The gallery, located at 190 South Roselle Road, just south of Schaumburg Road, is open Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 am to 6 pm. For suggested donation and tour rates click here:

*NOTE This is a repost from January 27, 2014

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