An Immersive Experience

Construction is under way at our beautiful gallery in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. We want visitors to feel welcome from the moment they step inside. Whether you have a large collection or are seeking your first original piece, anyone is welcome to be inspired by the work on display at Springboard. To that end, visitors will find a vast range of price points available from unrepresented artists at all stages of their careers, whether they are emerging, re-emerging or displaced due to recent gallery closings. We will also be offering programming designed to immerse our visitors in creative moments. 


Springboard Arts believes in the power of creativity. Our mission is to encourage, educate and provide opportunity for both creator and collector. We seek to illuminate the impact of art through immersive experiences, inclusive philosophy, and sustainable excellence – both within the gallery space and in our relationships with others.

OUR team

Donna Van eekeren
CEO & President

Donna Van Eekeren, retired Executive Chairman of Land O’Frost, has formed Springboard Arts in Chicago’s Wicker Park. Her love of — and longstanding involvement with — the arts, puts her at the helm of this venture in a way that promises education, inclusivity, and creativity in a new way. Donna is also involved with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, WTTW Chicago and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Ann Foley
VP Operations

Ann is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and sustainability. With over 20 years in operational management, Ann has experience on all levels of business from ideation to completion. She is eager to marry her passion for the arts with her entrepreneurial spirit. 

Ashley Freeland Miller
Visual Director

Owner & Principal, AFM Architect  

With an extensive background in architecture, Ashley began designing for residential clients in 2004. Since that time, she has designed ground-up residences, gut remodels, and other general renovation projects. Though spatial design and architecture are her specialty, she is also versatile in interior design.