Ossia's main focus is to present challenging, contemporary works from both emerging and established artists. When possible, the gallery debuts new works and projects by local Chicago artists. It often hosts open receptions, performances and other related events.
Ossia also promotes a wide range of music performances from baroque to contemporary, including folk, pop, jazz, world music and much more. The space seats up to 50 people and houses a baby grand Wendl and Lung piano.