Steven Wang, Executive Director
Billie Howard, Artistic Director
High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S. Throop
Chicago IL, 60608
High Concept Labs is located on the 4th floor of Mana Contemporary Chicago. Parking and entrance is on the east side of the building. Parking is free.
High Concept Labs is accessible by mass transit:
Option 1: Take the red line to Cermak/Chinatown, then the 21 bus west to Throop.
Option 2: Take the blue line to UIC Halsted, walk to the west exit (Morgan Street), then south to Harrison. From there, take the 60 bus west to Cermak/Throop. Walk a block east to Throop and Cermak.
Bus from North loop/SAIC/UIC
Take the 60 bus (Mon-Sun: every 15 minutes, 24hr service) west from the loop (stops on Madison) or UIC (stops on Halsted, Harrison and Racine) to the Loomis & Cermack stop, walk one block east on Cermack and turn right into Mana Contemporary’s parking lot. Enter on the east side of the building.
Bus from south loop/Colombia
Take the 18 bus (Mon-Sun: 7:30am–7pm · every 20 min) west from Roosevelt Street to 18th and Throop Stop. Walk 3 blocks south on Throop, cross cermack, enter on east side of building.
Bus from North or South
Take the Ashland Bus to the Ashland and Cermack stop. Walk three blocks east. Enter on east side of building.
Bus from East or West
Take the Cermack Bus to the Cermack and Throop stop. Enter on east side of the building.
Driving from North
Take I-90/94 south. Take the 52C Exit; Merge onto S Union Ave, Continue onto S Emerald Ave; Turn right on Cermack; Turn left into Allport+Cermack entrance to Mana parking lot, park and enter on east side of building.
Driving from South
Take I-90/94 north, take exit 53C on the left toward I-55 N, Keep left at the fork, follow signs for 22nd St, Turn left onto W Cermak Rd, Turn left into Allport+Cermack entrance to Mana parking lot, park and enter on east side of building.
Driving from West
I-55 East. Exit 290 to Damen Ave; Take a left on Damen Ave; Take a right on Cermack; Turn right into Allport+Cermack entrance to Mana parking lot, park and enter on east side of building.
There is a Divvy stop at May Street & Cullerton Street (a ten minute walk away from High Concept Labs) and at Ashland & 21st (a fifteen minute walk away).
The building is also accessible. Designated parking and ramp access is on the northwest side of the building on Throop. For those needing assistance, please call 312-850-0555, and someone from the office will come assist you. The studio also has a ramp providing full access to the dance floor.