Visit Our Center

The Ed Paschke Art Center is located in the heart of Jefferson Park. Paschke was born, raised, lived and worked on Chicago’s Northwest side, and as a Polish American, his ethnic heritage reflects part of our community’s own diversity. EPAC is proud to be one of Chicago’s many arts organizations embedded within the “city of neighborhoods.”

Hours of Operation

Seven days a week, 10AM–7PM
Check our website or social media for information regarding seasonal holiday closures.


Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.


EPAC is fully ADA accessible with a ramp at street level and a lift to take guests between the lower and upper levels.

Info about driving, public transport and parking.

The Ed Paschke Art Center is easily accessible by car or public transit.

When planning your visit, be sure to check out other local attractions — including the National Veterans Art Museum, Copernicus Center, Gift Theatre and Jefferson Memorial Park — and enjoy a meal at one of our neighborhood restaurants.


Via Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94)

Exit at Lawrence Avenue and turn left at the first stoplight. Follow Lawrence to the second stop light and turn right at Milwaukee Avenue. Travel ¼ of a mile North and make a left on to Higgins Avenue. The Ed Paschke Art Center is on the left.


Metered visitor parking is available on the streets surrounding the EPAC.

By Public Transit

(CTA, Metra or Pace)

Take public transportation to the Jefferson Park Transportation Hub. Exit and walk half a block south on Milwaukee. Cross Milwaukee at Higgins Avenue. The Ed Paschke Art Center will be on your left.

CTA Blue Line to Jefferson Park
CTA Buses #56, #68, #81, #81W, #85, #85A, #88, #91, #92
Metra Line UP-NW
Pace Buses #225, #226, #270

Tours & Group visits

Viewers of all ages are welcome to enjoy staff-led or self-guided tours of EPAC.

Check out an iPod at the front desk and take a self-guided tour.

Attend a drop-in, thirty minute guided tour led by EPAC staff the first Thursday of every month at 2pm.

Or schedule a group visit. EPAC welcomes group tours of 10-35 viewers made two weeks in advance. We are happy to tailor visits to the specific needs and interests of your group by highlighting specific aspects of our collection, coordinating curriculum-related art making activities, and adjusting the length of tours to fit your schedule.

Group tour drop-offs can be made on Higgins Avenue, right in front of the art center. EPAC is also easily accessible by public transit.

For more information or to schedule a tour please use our “Schedule a Tour“ form.