The Black Couch

The Black Couch is a working studio and art gallery in Hermosa. We are a collective of artists and musicians whose mission is to encourage positive community involvement through art and music.

We aim to establish ourselves as a place for collaboration, artistic growth and as a space where people of all ages and skill levels can get in touch with their inner creative potential.



We host shows that feature a combination of live music, live painting, or performance art. All events are BYOB and donation entry unless otherwise noted. 

Call us if you're interested in booking the space for an event or fundraiser at 847.321.5681.

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       Art Exhibit

Mark Narens resident artist of The Black Couch Studio and Gallery is exhibiting his Black and White mixed medium glass art series at:

Chicago Art Source Gallery

1871 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago








Fashion Wars Chicago

Celebrate fashion, art and creativity

Resident artist Mark Narens will be painting live and his artwork will be on display for sale

Saturday, February 3, 2018  at 7:00 pm

4200 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago

for more information, rsvp and tickets go to:


W Chicago - Lake Shore Hotel Wedding Showcase

644 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Resident Artist Mark Narens of The Black Couch will be painting live

at the "I Do with a View"  Wedding  Showcase

 Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:00 pm-9:00p

Sips, bites, live music and fashion

for more information go to:


"Celebrate Life" Art Event  Featuring  Chicago Artist Mark Narens

Showcasing his Festival Series

Friday, March 2, 2018  

VIP Art Showing - 5:00-7:00 pm

General Admission - 7:00-10:00pm

Live Music  - Food - Beverages - Fundraiser

-Art For Sale-

Save the date     More details to follow