Memberships are only $60 annually or $6 monthly. Actively enrolled students receive a 50% discount.

Looking for other ways to support ChiDM? Consider a donation.

Community Supported

Being a ChiDM member is more than just a status within our organization; it’s a way to stay connected with the community, build relationships, and support the work of countless designers. What better way to show your support than by becoming a part of Chicago’s living design history?


> Limited Edition Membership Coin

> Exclusive Design Workshops

> Invitations to Private Tours/Openings

> Access to Noteworthy.Work

> Exclusive Content on



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Exclusive Content on
Access to an email list and a private blog that contains a different artifact from one of Chicago’s vast collections. Published every Sunday.

Limited Edition Membership Coin
Limited to a few hundred and minted for you, a simple coin check will get you a discount in our store, and a drink on the house at events.

Invitations to Private Tours/Openings
The gallery is closed one night a month for private member tours. Guests must come with a member, and cost $10 each.

Exclusive Design Workshops
These highly-engaging, quarterly workshops celebrate learning and doing. Available exclusively for members, they sell out quickly.



Student Memberships:

Students enrolled part- or full-time in a high school, university, or community college program are eligible to pay half price on a membership.



Join for $30 annually >


(Also available for $3 monthly >)