People Supporting the Arts


In 1907, Chicago author Hamlin Garland and friends founded the Attic Club, which two years later was re-named The Cliff Dwellers. The Cliff Dwellers is a private club for members who are either professionally engaged in literature, painting, music, architecture, sculpture, or one of the allied arts, or who support the fine arts and the performing arts.

The Club, located in the 22nd floor penthouse of the former BorgWarner building at the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue at Adams Street, is next door to Symphony Center and overlooks Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

We offer programs and art exhibits for our members and their guests, and support local younger artists and performers through our Artists-in-Residence (A-I-R) program.  Members can also reserve Club space for private parties and dinners.  

If you are interested in exploring membership in The Cliff Dwellers, please see trial membership for more information.

200 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60604-2487
Phone: 312-922-8080 • Fax: 312-922-8084
Club Manager: Donald Santelli |

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