Upcoming Event:

$O BROKE HOUSE CHICAGO is a one-day pop-up spa-like experience and mini-pool party; a self-care day for creatives who crave affordable options for relaxation and rejuvenation.

2:00 – 5:00 PM, Sunday, July 28 in the decorated gravel lot beside Basic Studios, 3551 W Diversey Avenue.

Join Now: So Broke House will be established on July 28, 2019 as a pop-up kiddie pool paradise in a decorated gravel lot. Designed for people working in the creative industries, So Broke House welcomes a community of like-minded individuals, i.e. broke a$$ artists and their friends, to an afternoon of DIY luxury.

So Broke House Membership

Two types of “membership” to So Broke House are available: $o Broke and Extra Broke VIP $tatus. Both So Broke House memberships provide one-day access to our pop-up party in the decorated gravel lot located at Basic Studios in Logan Square, and may be redeemed onsite at Basic Studios during the So Broke House event on July 28. Extra Broke VIP $tatus membership is $5. Extra

Broke VIP $tatus membership includes a DIY spa day gift pack with spa essentials [swiped from bougie hotel rooms across the world], zines or other multiples from local artists curated by Katie Waddell, PLUS a raffle ticket and two drink tickets.

Included in both So Broke House memberships:

A pop-up kiddie-pool party and faux-spa on Sunday, July 28

Self-guided tours of Tender Alchemists, an exhibition that challenges the false dichotomy of luxury and austerity, at EXTRA Projects

An opportunity to contribute to artist Katie Vota’s Armor Archive project

DIY Printing with mural artist Syd Veverka

FREE group yoga class with Giana Gambino from 4 – 5 PM BYOM (Bring your own mat)

FREE Bike Valet and diagnostics with Cyclical Motion LLC

Access to the So Broke donation-based bar, featuring beer, water, and a $o Broke specialty cocktail

Complimentary sunlight and towels

Good company

Sprinkler water

Optional self-care services available:

[There are limited ‘tickets’ available, booking in advance is recommended. You will see timed tickets available and will serve as your ‘booking’ when purchased.]

A $5 tarot card reading from mystical space oddity Sarah Luczko.

A $5 manicure with cosmic cosmetic legend AstroWifey.

$5-$15 Sliding-fee-scale massages from Mahal Healing Arts.

$20 Stick N Poke Tattoos with Andi Crist.

And more to be announced!

PLUS! STAYCATION RAFFLE: 1 ticket $5 / 3 for $10 Vie for the winning ticket to a staycation getaway in beautiful logan square. A 2-night stay in this local Airbnb is yours to win! [$315 value!] Enjoy the culture and food of your own city from a new vantage point. [Fall booking dates between September and December 2019] Winner to be announced on social media, and need not be present to win.


About EXTRA:

Extra Projects is a multidisciplinary project space located in the front of basic studios, an artist studio building located in Logan Square, Chicago.

We provide opportunities for artists at any level to display engaging, challenging work in a low-key public setting for feedback, sharing, and discussion. Our mission is to develop and contribute to a critical understanding of the possibilities of art, and to support the development of the voices and strategies that make those possibilities rich and deeply rooted in culture.

Please click here to fill out our submission form to be considered for exhibition.

We have three spaces available –

  • Our main gallery in front (layout here.)
  • An expansive gravel lot next door
  • A basement lounge for video or other work


Tender Alchemists | Opening | July 12, 2019 | 7-10PM

VISCERAL Closing | April 27, 2019 | 2-5PM

EXTRA LIVE: PAPER WORK | April 28, 2019 | 5-7PM

PROSPECT No 1: Figure and Gesture | May 3, 2019 | 7-10PM

VISCERAL Artists Talk | April 7, 2019 | 2-4PM

VISCERAL | March 15, 2019 | 7-10PM

Curated by Karen Azarnia

Featuring Frank Vega + Bobbi Meier

SLOW FIXTURES |February 1, 2019 | 7-10PM