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About us

our story

Art Effect opened in 1984 and the shop has evolved over the years to become a true Lincoln Park shopping destination. We are a modern day general store with a chic high-low mix. Our staff is friendly, our atmosphere is relaxed and our space is expansive, perfect for browsing.

Our jewelry cases feature both fun pieces at affordable prices and a carefully curated selection of hand-crafted fine jewelry from designers such as Jamie Joseph and Margaret Solow. Clothing offerings range from perfect basics such as Michael Stars tees to special pieces from designers such as Johnny Was and Velvet.

our philosophy

Our constantly changing selection make us a favorite of locals and tourists alike. People love Art Effect because they can “one stop shop”. Decadent bath and body products, fun knick-knacks and one-of-a-kind items in a dazzling variety, we have it all.

We have gifts for every occasion, things that are funny, whimsical, even a little crazy! Find just the right thing, even for that person who has everything

Art Effect is a never-ending treasure chest of eclectic goods and extraordinary finds. There's excitement around every corner.  - Esther Fishman

esther (boss one)

“I opened art effect in 1984 and never imagined I would still be here 39 years later! I couldn't do it without my right hand Sibylle. Growing up with the neighborhood has given us countless longtime customers who have become friends and family.”

sibylle (boss two)

“I have worked at Art Effect for 20 plus years. Esther hired me after asking me her one and only interview question: "Can you start on Saturday" hahaha.....Many, many Saturdays later, I couldn't be happier to be working alongside my mentor Esther, and cherish all of the wonderful staff we've had over the years. I love the community we have built here at Art Effect!”