The Gallery 200 art exhibition, featuring artists from West Chicago, begins February 10

The Mexican Cultural Center DuPage is hosting an exhibition by West Chicago artist Giovanni Arellano, better known as Fiendsco, beginning Thursday, February 10 at Gallery 200.

Entry to the exhibition is free and face masks must be worn in the gallery space at all times.

A special artist opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 12 from 5pm to 9pm at the gallery, 103 W. Washington St. in West Chicago. The exhibition runs from Thursday 10th February to Saturday 26th March. To learn more about Giovanni and his work, visit his website at

The exhibition is curated by Sara Phalen and Fernando Ramirez; and was made possible in part thanks to funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Arellano’s artwork has been featured in other projects in West Chicago, including a painting at Gallery 200 and a mural on a window at Coco Loco Restaurant.

In his artist statement, Arellano explained that his parents moved from Zacatecas, Mexico and raised his family in West Chicago. “Through art I express and reflect my reality. Fiendsco is a clear invention of my subconscious reality. Luckily, West Chicago is home to very supportive people who have expressed their love for my art from the very beginning. I want to keep rising as an artist, expand my business and just be happy,” Arellano said.


Featuring exhibitions by local artists, Gallery 200 is located at 103 W. Washington St. in downtown West Chicago. It is a division of the non-profit organization People Made Visible and is supported in part by the City of West Chicago.

The gallery is open on Thursdays from 12pm to 6pm; Fridays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m

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