Fri. Sep 25th, 2020

Trickster Art Gallery Named Best In Illinois And One Of American Art Awards’ Top 25

Each spring the American Art Awards board selects their 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, choosing only one museum or gallery per state per year. Selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.AAA19IL1


American Art Awards: “The only Native American owned and operated arts institution in Illinois, the stunning 18,000 sf Trickster Art Gallery complex excels on first-voice multi-cultural arts, veterans and social justice issues. With intent to present upbeat images far beyond romantic iconography, Trickster cannot be beat in encapsulating the state of Native America today.


“American Art Awards selects Trickster Art Gallery as our Best Gallery or Museum in Illinois and one of our Top 25 for 2019.”




Established in 2005, Trickster Art Gallery (TAG) includes 10,000 sq ft with multiple gallery spaces, a gift shop area, national veteran program, library room, tech center, artist in residence rooms, an outdoor porch area, and medical garden for all to enjoy. This popular facility near Schaumburg Town Square creates a unique contemporary view of Native arts, cultural education and awareness for everyone and was designed to share with the general public, not only Natives.


The Gallery features contemporary Native art (post 1960s) and augments exhibits with featured speakers, panel discussions, school tours and educator workshops. Their scripted programs advance ideals of tolerance and diversity by combating stereotypes and deconstructing predetermined imagery that has long defined Native Americans with one generalized cultural aesthetic.


TAG now hosts Smithsonian, and other National Education centers, exhibits on a regular basis to meet the needs of multi-cultural artists by providing a vehicle for artistic expression in all disciplines and at all levels by taking a role in the cultivation and dissemination of contemporary Indigenous American art. Believing that Native people have always been placed in a perpetual state of nostalgia, Trickster Art Gallery provides a different aesthetic, showcasing contemporary Native art that places an evolving culture and social issues in the forefront.



TRICKSTER ART GALLERY / 190 S. Roselle Rd Schaumburg, IL, 60193


(847) 301–2090   /   /

Tuesday — Friday: 10 am — 5 pm

Saturday: 10 am — 3 pm

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED

Watch our website for after-hours special event and performances/concerts

such as the Aztec Dancer each Wednesday night  We even are the host for early voting!


Trickster Gallery is a Native American art gallery and museum. Experience a unique contemporary view of Native American… annually awards 25 museums and galleries in Spring, and with their critique in Autumn, awards 300 artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).AAA19IL9



Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AAA
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