SOUTH SHORE/GREATER GRAND CROSSING—
A short ride from the Loop at Lake Shore Drive and 71st Street, this area has a larger concentration of African-American artists and arts organizations than any other community in Chicago. Just steps from Lake Michigan is the beautiful old South Shore Cultural Center, offering theater performances, art exhibits and educational programs. West of South Shore is Greater Grand Crossing, originally a wetland area. Today, the neighborhood is home to many architectural and cultural establishments, including the ETA Creative Arts Foundation, the city’s only African-American-owned and managed cultural and performing arts complex.