People Supporting the Arts

Who We Are

In 1907, Chicago author Hamlin Garland and friends founded the Attic Club, which two years later was re-named The Cliff Dwellers. Now, as then, it is a private club and functions as a non-profit organization for men and women either professionally engaged in, or who support, the fine arts and the performing arts.

Engaged in the Arts

It was the purpose of the founders of The Cliff Dwellers to establish a place where people seriously interested in the arts, both professionally and as committed observers, could come together in a congenial and friendly way.


Answers to the most frequently asked questions about The Cliff Dwellers Club.

Fine Dining

Join us at the Members Table! Click here for dining room and terrace hours of operation, menus, and more.