Our Story

Connect started as a three-day pop-up art fair spanning the intersection of visual + performing art, designed objects, film, music, fashion and literary culture.

Occupying three different exhibition spaces/storefronts in Downtown Hyde Park, Connect Art Fair included live performances, DJs, independent films, and pop up exhibitions, giving the audience an opportunity to explore, engage and connect with some of Chicago's leading artists, curators and art institutions within the burgeoning Hyde Park neighborhood. The pop-up fair attracted thousands of visitors and was recognized by The Chicago Reader as the "Best Public Art Fair" in Chicago.

Following the success of the Connect Art Fair and our drive to present art as an agent for change we bring you the Connect Gallery in Hyde Park.




Social Entrepreneur, Harvard GSD Loeb Fellow.



Social Entrepreneur, Music, Art.

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Media Mentions

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Connect Gallery & Pigment International feat. on WCIU The Jam!

Dometi Pongo is getting "artsy" chatting with artists and checking out artwork at the Connect Gallery in Hyde Park. Featuring art by Chicago Top 5 exhibit "Larger Than Life". 

Chicago Reader

Connect Gallery feat. in the Chicago Reader “Faces of 53rd series”! 

When you walk into Connect Gallery at Harper Court in Hyde Park, it doesn’t have that overly reverent hush you feel in some art galleries.

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Hyde Park Herald

Silver Room Block Party honored for economic impact. Hyde Park Herald

More than 40,000 people attended the 2018 Silver Room Block Party, and they brought an estimated $2 million to businesses in the Hyde Park community.



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