The Arts Center at Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts

Why do so many artists call Logan Square home? A certain edginess, affordable rents, and good public transportation are part of the answer, but one of the attractions is that so many other artists call the neighborhood home.

Brinshore Development recently transformed the landmark Morris Sachs building at 2800 N Milwaukee Ave into Hairpin Lofts, a community resource where Logan Square artists can gather, perform, display their creations, work – and live affordably.

The entire second floor of Hairpin Lofts hosts a meeting, display and performance space overseen by the Logan Square Chamber of Arts.

We recently stopped by Hairpin Lofts for Night Roars, an evening variety show co-produced by Voice of the City and Striding Lion. The show drew an eager, enthusiastic crowd to watch nine brief performances. We sample a few of them in the video.