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This multi-art space quickly became the center of the Logan Square neighborhood when it launched in 2010. Through a wide variety of programs and events, the Comfort Station brings the community together and is accessible to all ages, wheelchair users, and is gender inclusive.
Run entirely by volunteers and now a non-profit organization, there is always something going on at the Station. Whether it’s monthly art exhibitions that feature animations that change depending on live Logan Square traffic data or weekly film screenings, workshops, summer concerts, literary readings from local writers, and so many more. In the 1920s, nine identical Tudor-style West Parks Public Comfort Stations were constructed by the Chicago Park district. Today, only two of these still exist and the Logan Square Comfort Station has managed to remain unchanged in rapidly changing Logan Square neighborhood. Initially, the cottage was used as a warming station along the early transit lines and went on to be a storage space for tools, a public restroom, and a vacant building over the years.
The Comfort Station hosts a variety of events from monthly art exhibits, film screenings every Wednesday, musical project Thursdays, society talks on Sundays, and many others. All events are free and open to all but they do accept donations.