But what if you hang your work in a place people go without planning to see art?
Penelope's (1913 W Division St, Chicago) and Camille Iemmolo show how fashion retail and fine art can be complimentary.
"For me, I'm a vintage wearer I collect vintage and I love fashion. I was designing my own clothes when I was, like, six," says Iemmolo. "Art follows fashion, art always follows fashion."
Iemmolo has a new studio in Pilsen where she creates these new pieces. This show will last only a few more days from September 13. Go see it.