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  12/7/2016 -  2nd Fridays Gallery Night on December 9, 2016  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, see what our 2nd Fridays artists have in store for you and come by our new Info Center at 1945 S. Halsted St., we are looking forward to seeing you there!...
Elko Hardwoods ─ a premier, modern live-edge furnitur...
 
  10/14/2016 -  2nd Fridays Gallery Night on October 14, 2016  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
Art, the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, visualized in form of paintings or sculptures, transformed in rhytmic dance performances, or composed in beautiful sound ideas. Here, in the Chicago Arts District you can experience a variety of a...
 
  9/9/2016 -  2nd Fridays Gallery Night on September 9, 2016  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
Come celebrate the opening of our new Information Center at 2003 S. Halsted St., we are looking forward to seeing you there!
Here in the Chicago Arts District you can explore a whole range of art. From the traditional mediums of painting, photography, and sculpture to rhyth...
 
  8/10/2016 -  2nd Fridays Gallery Night on August 12, 2016  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
Come celebrate the opening of our new Information Center at 2003 S. Halsted St., we are lookging forward to seeing you there!
Here in the Chicago Arts District you can explore a whole range of art. From the traditional mediums of painting, photography, and sculptur...
 
  7/6/2016 -  2nd Fridays Gallery Night on July 8, 2016  -  Hello Art Lovers!
Jumping back to work after a long holiday weekend is tough -- we know! But hey, it's already Wednesday and another great summer weekend is just around the corner. Time to make plans! Why not come down to the Chicago Arts District? During the art walk, you can share your devo...
 
  6/27/2016 -  A Taxonomy of Pilsen Brickwork Mural by Norman Kelley  -  Chicago/New York-based architecture studio, Norman Kelley, designed the second installment of the CAD Street Canvas mural - "A Taxonomy of Pilsen Brickwork". The mural is up now through August.
Three wall drawings are cropped and framed on the Halsted Avenue facade of the John...
 
  6/22/2016 -  POOKIE IN SPACE: A POP UP ART EXHIBIT on July 1 & 2, 2016 at NYCH Gallery  -  **2 Days only; featuring local artist @Pookie42**
NYCH Gallery invites you to come check out bicycle portraits unique only to @Pookie42 and Chicago. This 2-day exhibit will feature the photography, as well as an "up close and personal" look at the restored and reconstructed bicycles.
...
 
  6/6/2016 -  2nd Fridays Gallery Night on June 10, 2016  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
Summer has hit Chicago! It's time to go out and explore all the great things the city has to offer. No plans for this Friday? Come down and spend a fabolous night with art in all its different expressions.
Have a blast at the Green Screen Party where Gene Alvear
 
  5/11/2016 -  2nd Fridays Gallery Night on May 13, 2016  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
Called the most widespread superstition of the modern era, and with a foreboding reputation that traces back centuries, it's Friday the 13th. In China, however, 13 is a lucky number. The digit 1 when it is in the position of tens sounds like the word 'definite' while the ...
 
  4/6/2016 -  2nd Fridays Galler Night on April 8, 2016  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
Like new ideas, nature awakens from its hibernation. Every season comes with its own fascination, but spring delivers the beauty of the renewal of life.
This 2nd Friday nature is on display in a special one night exhibition entitled "The Art of Science". This exh...
 
  3/25/2016 -  Crystal Ball Fundraiser!  - link  -  When: Saturday April 9th, 2016, 7-11pm
Where: Chicago Art Department (CAD), 1932 South Halsted St.
CAD will be having a preview during 2nd Fridays on Friday, April 8th, 6-10pm.
Crystal Ball is CAD's fundraising event designed to playfully predict the future, fundraise support,...
 
  3/9/2016 -  Another great 2nd Fridays is awaiting you!  - link  -  2nd Fridays on March 11th, 2016
Hello Art Lovers
Still looking for the perfect place to spend your Friday night? It should be cool, vibrant, artsy, and multi-cultural? No need to look further! 2nd Fridays is the hottest place to be this Friday Night. Once more, artists along S....
 
  2/12/2016 -  No plans for this Friday? Here's an idea!  -  Hello Art Lovers!
It's Valentine's Day!
What? You say you don't like Valentines Day? Too commercial, completely passe', a Hallmark Holiday.
Well, before passing judgement, think about this...Valentine, (later to be known as St. Valentine), the Patron Saint of Love, You...
 
  12/11/2015 -  Celebrate the Season at 2nd Friday  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
In celebration of the coming holiday season, see what our 2nd Fridays artists have in store for you...
Participate in a DIY ornament contest at NYCH Gallery and help decorate their awesome Christmas tree. Maybe Sunday will "Let it Snow" at 7pm, be there, g...
 
  11/11/2015 -  Come and visit us this 2nd Friday, November 13th, 2015  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
Days are getting colder and nights longer. Nature is preparing for winter. The leaves change colors and finally fall off. Our entire surrounding turns into a variety of yellow, red, and orange tones. Yes, fall has arrived!
Come and discover the secrets of Mother Nature a...
 
  11/4/2015 -  Pilsen's Moody Tongue Brewing beers are encroaching on territory once reserved for wine  - link  -  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/craft-beer-finally-breaks-bread-with-the-culinary-world-2015-11-03?page=1

PILSEN -- Moody Tongue -- If beer is looking for a bigger place at the table, perhaps it should learn appropriate dinner conversation.
Beer accounts for 47.8% of all alcohol sales, c...
 
  10/19/2015 -  The Darshan Center offers Yoga Classes now!  - link  -  Darshan Center's newly opened yoga center at 626 W. 18th St. offers now classes, starting this week.
Tuesdays 12-1:15pm with Tracy
Darshan Method of Hatha Vinyasa Yoga
Thursday 12-1:15pm with Jim
Darshan Method of Hatha Yoga
Sunday 11-12:15pm with Georgette
Darshan Method of Ha...
 
  10/14/2015 -  Megan Stringer about the 45th Annual Pilsen East Artists' Open House  - link  -  We would like to thank Megan Stringer for her well written and accurate descriptions of what the 45th Annual Pilsen East Artists' Open House is and how it feels to be here.
A little over a month of living in Chicago, and I'm finding a trend in my exploration patterns. Whenever I'm ...
 
  10/9/2015 -  45th Annual Pilsen East Artists' Open House  -  Friday, October 9th, 2015 6-10pm
Saturday, October 10th, 2015 11am-7pm

Once a year all of the artists of Pilsen East and visiting artists from all over Chicago are invited to open their studios, homes, galleries, and workspaces to the public. This neighborhood of creatives welcomes you ...
 
  9/9/2015 -  Come and visit us this 2nd Friday, Sept 11th, 2015!!  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
Come down to the Chicago Arts District and have a glimpse into this creative world where passion, love, and enthusiasm express itself in every single painting, sculpture, or performance. Listen to the stories they are going to tell you and share your impressions and ...
 
  8/31/2015 -  Brittney Leeanne Williams' Solo Show Leisure and the Unseen on September 18, 2015  - link  -  Visual artist Brittney Leeanne Williams' solo show Leisure and the Unseen opens for a one-day pop up gallery event September 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Loft 201, 1932 S. Halsted. Light refreshments will be served.
Leisure and the Unseen showcases Williams' latest work...
 
  8/26/2015 -  Moody Tongue brewer Jared Rouben in Las Vegas  -  By Mark Adams
Appeared on Las Vegas Weekly on Monday, August 24, 2015

Now an annual event, Mandalay Bay's Beer & Barrel Project returns for its end-of-summer beer weekend August 28-30, this time adding barrel-aged spirits to the mix. "I find that sometimes people can get beer...
 
  8/14/2015 -  2nd Friday in the Chicago Arts District  - link  -  Hello Art Lovers!
It's 2nd Friday and once again artists' along S. Halsted and 18th Streets open their treasure chests to the public, releasing their gems of art. Each piece, each performance, precious and perfect in its own right, calls out to awaken and enrich your experience. Come, enjo...
 
  8/10/2015 -  Paste Magazine: Talking Culinary Beers with Moody Tongue's Brewmaster  - link  -  Like any trained chef, Jared Rouben knows a thing or two about the importance of using fresh ingredients, be it fragrant nectarines or plucked-from-the-garden herbs. But rather than create meals with his bounty of finds, he's brewing palate-pleasing beers at Moody Tongue, a Chicago-based ...  
  7/25/2015 -  Video "Mannequins & Master Cylinders: The Genius of Bryan Sperry"  - link  -  On WILD Life City Safari Ben Hollis visited 2nd Friday and Bryan Sperry, artist and creator of "Warriors of The Apocalypse." What he does with discarded auto parts and abandoned mannequins is truly remarkable. Not to mention the philosophy behind the art.

Check out the link below to see the vide...
 
  7/17/2015 -  Zipcar - 7 Urban Gallery Walks for Budding Culture Vultures  - link  -  We would like to thank Claire Bullen from Hg2, for promoting 2nd Fridays in the article "7 Urban Gallery Walks for Budding Culture Vultures."
Hg2 is a London-based luxury travel guide series, and they were currently in partnership with Zipcar to create articles for thei...
 
  7/8/2015 -  Project #ThisIsMarwen - Installation by Emi Stearn @ 1825 S. Halsted St.  - link  -  This exhibition is part of Marwen's #ThisIsMarwen campaign - a celebration of the fact that Marwen youth come from 55 of Chicago's 57 zip codes. To reflect this fact, Marwen will be displaying student artwork in each of those 55 zips where our young people live.
Some information about the ...
 
  5/11/2015 -  showPODs presents Project Silly by Anna Todaro  -  Since last 2nd Friday May 8th, 2015, the showPODs along 1800 block of S. Halsted St. has taken over by Project Silly - an art installation by Chicago Artist, Face Painter, and Self Published children's story author Anna Todaro (ms Anna).
The exhibition shows photographs and pain...
 
  4/10/2015 -  Upcoming Events for PosterchildArt  -  April 10th: Pilsen Art Walk Temple Gallery
April 12th: Deepening Your Practice Yoga Workshop
April 24th & May 30th: Moving Meditation
January 2016: Costa Rica Yoga Retreat!
PosterchildArt friends! As we continue on with our projects in yoga, dance and performance, we h...
 
  4/1/2015 -  CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT INVITES ARTIST PROPOSALS FOR "LEARNING IS A LIFESTYLE" PROJECT  -  CHICAGO, IL - Chicago Art Department is currently accepting proposals from Chicago's artist community that re-imagine and cultivate a culture of learning in Chicago. "Learning is a Lifestyle" invites individuals and organizations to submit ideas for publication. CAD will also be awarding up to ...  
  1/27/2015 -  AdvisorTV visited the Chicago Arts District on January's 2nd Friday  - link  -  According to AdvisorTV "Creativity comes alive every 2nd Friday at the Chicago Arts District". We couldn't agree more. Watch and enjoy the video below from last month!
Thank you AdvisorTV for capturing those unique sequences of some of our creatives as Artpentry, Bryan Sperry's "War...
 
  1/5/2015 -  Flamenco Dance Winter Session  -  Clinard Dance Theater is offering winter session of flamenco dance classes beginning the week of January 5th. Visit www.clinardance.org for their full schedule. For more information email info@clinardance.org or call (312)399-1984.  
  12/17/2014 -  Winter Workshops Continues with Tangos and Bulerias at Clinard Dance Theater  - link  -  Mighty thanks to those of you who were able to join us last weekend for our Arm Work and Feet Workshops. For those of you who couldn't, don't fret! With our upcoming workshops and classes, you won't have to let your dance technique go by the wayside this holiday season.
For more...
 
  9/8/2014 -  Benefit Performance for Posterchild Art  -  Event Date/Time
Monday, September 8th, 2014
6:30PM-9:30PM
$20 Donation
Event Location
TEMPLE Gallery
1749 S. Halsted Ave. 1F
Chicago, IL 60608
The Event
This is a benefit performance to help Posterchild (Bob Garrett, Nadine Lollino, Lyndsae Rinio) with tra...
 
  8/13/2014 -  All Eyez On Me, an exhibition by Jazmin Dua  -  All Eyez On Me, an exhibition by Jazmin Dua
How ironic I thought to myself as I observed the photographs displayed on the walls. A moment captured, as a surveillance camera records your every move. A staring contest between two lenses separating two different worlds. Each photograph representing an e...
 
  8/7/2014 -  Floyd Davis thinks (and builds) big at Artpentry studio  -  We would like to thank Ernest Wilkins, from Redeye Chicago, for sharing his article, "Floyd Davis thinks (and builds) big at Artpentry studio."
By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins
5:17 p.m. CDT, August 6, 2014
Floyd Davis can't remember the last thing he...
 
  8/4/2014 -  Chicago Reader - This week's Chicagoan: Xavier Nuez, photographer  - link  -  We would like to thank Anne Ford, from the Chicago Reader, for sharing her article, "This week's Chicagoan: Xavier Nuez, photographer."
"I've never been afraid of walking down a dark alley."
By Anne Ford
A first-person account from off the beat...
 
  7/11/2014 -  Day Full of Festivities: June 13th, 2014 2nd Fridays  -  Did you get a chance to enjoy all the exciting galleries in June's showings? Here is a quick overview of what happened in last 2nd Fridays.
2nd Fridays this June was just full of celebrations. Chocolate Uzma Sharif celebrated their 2nd Anniversary, featuring 1140 cold brew coffee and delicious pizz...
 
  7/11/2014 -  Studio Oh!  -  What an exciting night for Pam Hamilton and Erwin Overes as they presented their opening night for, Studio Oh! The wonderful studio space filled with paintings by Pam and their visiting artist Teresa Hofheimer and sculptures by Erwin. People were just buzzing around the studio as they enjoyed this new ...  
  7/8/2014 -  Chicago Tribune: Chicago brewery Moody Tongue to launch $120 black truffle beer  - link  -  We would like to thank Josh Noel, from the Tribune Newspapers for sharing the article, "Chicago brewery Moody Tongue to launch $120 black truffle beer," with us.
By Josh Noel, Tribune Newspapers
Just a few weeks after debuting, Chicago's Moody Tongue Brewing ...
 
  6/24/2014 -  Chicagoist: Moody Tongue Brewing Company Debuts in Style  - link  -  We would like to thank Chuck Sudo, from the Chicagoist, for sharing his article, "Moody Tongue Brewing Company Debuts in Style."
Moody Tongue Brewing Company, the highly anticipated brewery from former Goose Island Clybourn brewmaster Jared Rouben, is up and runn...
 
  6/19/2014 -  DNAinfo: Moody Tongue Brewery's First Beer Lineup to be Previewed at Thalia Hall  -  We would like to thank Chloe Riley, from DNAinfo Chicago, for sharing her article, "Moody Tongue Brewery's First Beer Lineup to be Previewed at Thalia Hall."
PILSEN -- Music venue Thalia Hall will host a pop-up festival with music and food alongside beers from Moody Tong...
 
  5/22/2014 -  DNAinfo Chicago: Moody Tongue Brewery in Pilsen Cranks Out First Beer  - link  -  We would like to thank Chloe Riley, from DNAinfo Chicago, for sharing her article, "Moody Tongue Brewery in Pilsen Cranks Out First Beer."
PILSEN -- Moody Tongue -- the Pilsen brewery from former Goose Island brewmaster Jared Rouben -- turned out its first beers late last...
 
  9/26/2013 -  Racked.com: Market Supply Co. Comes to Pilsen  - link  -  Now Open: Market Supply Co. Comes to Pilsen
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
by Jenny Berg
Market Supply Co. is now open in Pilsen. The vintage boutique stocks women's dresses, blouses, and accessories from Dethrose Vintage. For men, there are tweed blazers and button-up tops from...
 
  9/26/2013 -  South Side Weekly: 2nd Fridays in Best of the South Side 2013  - link  -  BEST SECOND FRIDAY: Second Fridays at the Chicago Arts District
by Hannah Nyhart
On the second Friday of every month, the self-proclaimed Chicago Arts District opens its doors along Halsted Street to welcome after-dark visitors into storefront galleries, artists' lofts, and a smattering of b...
 
  9/25/2013 -  New City: John Podmajersky III in Chicago's Art 50  - link  -  The Art 50
by Jason Foumberg, Alan Pocaro, Annette Elliot, Sofia Leiby, Janina Ciezadlo, Pedro Velez, B. David Zarley and Bert Stabler
Before the real-estate developer John Podmajersky came to Chicago and settled in east Pilsen, the stretch of South Halsted between 18th Street and ...
 
  9/4/2013 -  ROOMS is RAISING HELL FOR HELSINKI on Sept. 7th, 2013  - link  -  Hyvaa paivaa! Good day! ROOMS is performing in Helsinki and they need your help.
Todd and Marrakesh Frugia of ROOMS Gallery have been invited to participate in the Dimanche Rouge Experimental Performances Festival in Helsinki, Finland on a site sponsored by the Helsinki Art ...
 
  8/27/2013 -  Eastman Egg Company serving brunch in the Chicago Arts District!  - link  -  On Wednesdays we will have a food truck, The Eastman Egg Company, parked outside Fountainhead Lofts at 1932 S. Halsted from 10:30 am til noon serving breakfast sandwiches, juice, and coffee. Come by and meet the owner, Hunter Swartz, and try one of his yummy egg sandwiches! Keep ...  
  8/21/2013 -  ROOMS Gallery at EXPO CHICAGO  - link  -  ROOMS Gallery is proud to announce its partnership with EXPO CHICAGO during EXPO ART WEEK, September 16 -22, 2013.
Highlighting EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art at Navy Pier, EXPO ART WEEK 2013 is a city wide celebration of Chicago's thriving arts...
 
  8/12/2013 -  Chicago Reader - "Beer Is Food": Jared Rouben talks culinary brewing at Moody Tongue  - link  -  http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2013/08/12/beer-is-food-jared-rouben-talks-culinary-brewing-at-moody-tongue
"Beer Is Food": Jared Rouben talks culinary brewing at Moody Tongue
Posted by Michael Gebert on 08.12.13 at 03:15 PM

Since he announced his departure from wha...
 
  8/12/2013 -  Chicago Business - Ex-Goose Islander opening brewery  - link  -  http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130809/BLOGS09/130809789/ex-goose-islander-opening-brewery
Ex-Goose Islander opening brewery
by Ari Bendersky
August 09, 2013
"I don't know what to do with my hands if I'm not making beer," former Goose Island brewpubs brewmaster Jared Rouben s...
 
  8/11/2013 -  Zagat - Brewer Jared Rouben's Moody Tongue  - link  -  http://www.zagat.com/b/chicago/brewer-jared-roubens-moody-tongue
Brewer Jared Rouben's Moody Tongue
By Sarah Freeman
August 7, 2013
We've missed owner Goose Island brewer Jared Rouben signature brewing style since he left the Clybourn brewpub in January. His culinary background seamless...
 
  8/10/2013 -  Chicago Business Journal - Chicago brewmaster with a moody tongue strikes out on his own  - link  -  http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2013/08/07/a-chicago-brewmaster-with-a-moody.html
Chicago brewmaster with a moody tongue strikes out on his own
by Lewis Lazare
Aug 7, 2013, 2:44pm CDT
Meet the moody-tongued brewmaster.
His name is Jared Rouben, and he plans to open a ne...
 
  8/8/2013 -  Come celebrate the end of summer THIS WEEKEND with Clinard Dance Theatre!  -  Before the kids head back to school and the weather turns cold, Clinard Dance Theatre is ending summer with a bang with a weekend of activities to celebrate the end of its summer session of Flamenco classes.
Flamenco Pilsen: Summer Culmination Performance
Clinard Dance Theatre<...
 
  8/8/2013 -  ROOMS is RAISING HELL for HELSINKI on Sept. 7th, 2013  -  Hyvaa paivaa! Good day! ROOMS is performing in Helsinki and they need your help.
Todd and Marrakesh Frugia of ROOMS Gallery have been invited to participate in the Dimanche Rouge Experimental Performances Festival in Helsinki, Finland on a site sponsored by the Helsinki Art ...
 
  8/7/2013 -  Chicago Tribune - Jared Rouben to launch Moody Tongue Brewing  - link  -  http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-jared-rouben-new-brewery-20130806,0,7845965.story
The Chicago Arts District is excited to welcome Jared Rouben and Moody Tongue Brewing to Pilsen East!
Jared Rouben to launch Moody Tongue Brewing
By Josh Noel,Tribune Newspape...
 
  8/7/2013 -  RedEye - Jared Rouben to debut Moody Tongue Brewing Company  - link  -  http://www.redeyechicago.com/entertainment/restaurants-bars/redeye-jared-roubens-new-brewery-moody-tongue-brewing-company-in-chicago-20130807,0,4975112.story
The Chicago Arts District is excited to welcome Jared Rouben and Moody Tongue Brewing to Pilsen East!
Jared Rouben to debut...
 
  8/7/2013 -  Chicagoist: - Jared Rouben Bringing Beer For Moody Tongues This Winter  - link  -  http://chicagoist.com/2013/08/07/jared_rouben_bringing_beer_for_mood.php
The Chicago Arts District is excited to welcome Jared Rouben and Moody Tongue Brewing to Pilsen East!
Jared Rouben Bringing Beer For Moody Tongues This Winter
By Chuck Sudo in Food on Aug 7, 2013 10:...
 
  8/7/2013 -  Eater Chicago - Jared Rouben Launching His Brewery This Winter  - link  -  http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2013/08/07/jared-rouben-launching-moody-tongue-brewing-in-the-winter.php
The Chicago Arts District is excited to welcome Jared Rouben and Moody Tongue Brewing to Pilsen East!
Jared Rouben Launching His Brewery This Winter
by Daniel Gerzina<...
 
  8/2/2013 -  Announcing our WINNER of the KIND + Pitchfork Music Festival Sweepstakes!  -  Congratulations to Madalyn F. from Hyde Park, IL for winning the KIND + Pitchfork Music Festival giveaway! Madalyn said her favorite bands at Pitchfork were M.I.A, Solange, Joanna Newsom, and Killer Mike.
Stop by our Info Center at 1821 S. Halsted for 2nd Fridays on August 9th to s...
 
  8/1/2013 -  43rd Annual Pilsen East Artists' Open House  -  43rd ANNUAL PILSEN EAST ARTISTS' OPEN HOUSE
Friday, October 11th: 4pm - 10pm
Saturday, October 12th: 11am - 7pm

The Pilsen East Artists' Open House is a well-loved neighborhood tradition, open to visitors to the Chicago Arts District and intended to showcase the amazing talent in o...
 
  8/1/2013 -  Clinard Dance Theatre Presents: Dance to Flamenco Singing Workshop  -  Clinard Dance Theatre Presents: Dance to Flamenco Singing Workshop
with Guest Vocalist Alfonso Cid
Saturday, August 10th, 2013 from 10am-12pm
How do you dance to flamenco singing? This is a question a lot of dancers ask. It may seem like one of the most difficult things about flam...
 
  7/31/2013 -  Upcoming Student Performance with Clinard Dance Theatre! - August 11th, 2013  - link  -  Sunday, August 11th at 2 pm
1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL
Don't miss Clinard Dance Theatre's upcoming student performance at the National Museum of Mexican Art on Sunday, August 11th at 2 pm!
And check out this awesome video of Wendy Clinard performing with Guitarra...
 
  7/2/2013 -  Save the Date: ROOMS Fundraiser for Helsinki Festival!  -  Todd and Marrakesh Frugia of ROOMS Gallery have been invited to participate in the Dimanche Rouge Experimental Performances Festival in Helsinki, Finland on a site sponsored by the Helsinki Art Museum!
ROOMS will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 8...
 
  4/1/2013 -  CBS Local, Cure for Boredom...Best April Events  - link  -  CBS Local names 2nd Fridays one of April's Best Events, along with some other really cool stuff... like Bob Seger and Joe Walsh in concert, 80 years of legal beer drinking, and Baconfest, who knew?!?!
Check out Mason Johnson's take on the best of April in the Windy City. 2nd Fridays got a nod, with...
 
  11/16/2012 -  A Sweet Spot in East Pilsen, Uzma Sharif  -  Good things sometimes come from surprising places. Walking from the Halsted Orange line stop north through the east side of Pilsen, the last thing we would have expected to find was a fine chocolate shop. Luckily, we knew where we were headed: Chocolat Uzma Sharif, a gem of a store in the Chicago Art ...  
  10/30/2012 -  Pilsen's "amazing alleyways" mentioned in Natural Awakenings Magazine  - link  -  Unconventional Gardens
No Space? No Problem.
Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko
For everyone that feels surrounded by a concrete jungle occasionally relieved by a pocket park, green strip or landscaped median, the concept of finding a place to grow their own food may seem like a fantasy. Fortunately, ...
 
  10/24/2012 -  Modern Co-Op in the Chicago Arts District named Best New Home Shop by Timeout Chicago Readers Choice  - link  -  Modern Co-op
Shoppers have been flocking to one of Pilsen's newest home stores, Modern Co-op, for its well-chosen selection of midcentury-modern furniture--but old-school finds aren't the only thing this shop has to offer. Showing strong support for local designers, the store participates in Pilsen's ...
 
  10/20/2012 -  Newsweek International and The Daily Beast name Chicago Arts District 2nd Fridays as Top Destination  - link  -  2nd Fridays in the Chicago Arts District was chosen as a top 10 destination in Chicago, and one of the top 100 things to do in the whole world! Mayor Rahm Emmanuel wrote the article and we are so proud. Here's what he said about us: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night
In a neighborhood known for its artistic ...
 
  10/6/2012 -  Chicago Department of Transportation names Cermak Rd,. in Pilsen 'World's Greenest Street'  - link  -  City: Street in Pilsen is 'greenest in America'
BY TINA SFONDELES Transportation Reporter tsfondeles@suntimes.com October 9, 2012 7:52PM

The Cermak/Blue Island Sustainable Streetscape was unveiled outside the Benito Juarez Community Academy Tuesday afternoon. Chicago Dept. of Transportation Commissioner...
 
  9/13/2012 -  Gapers Block features Bad Grammar Lit Series  - link  -  Bad Grammar Lit Series This Friday
By John Wawrzaszek
The Bad Grammar Theater reading series is fusing Chicago's visual art and literary scene on the second Friday of every month. Hosted by author Brendan Dentzer, the series is part of the Chicago Arts District 2nd Friday in Pilsen, which feat...
 
  9/7/2012 -  the Installation Experiment comes to the showPODs  - link  -  showPOD, a program of
Chicago Arts District
1945 S. Halsted St.
Chicago IL 60608
312-738-8000 x 108
info@chicagoartsdistrict.org
showPOD Presents: The Installation Experiment
Featuring installations by Nikki Renee Anderson, Gerda Meyer Bernstein, Barbara Cooper, Chelsea Culp, Ben ...
 
  9/1/2012 -  Chicago Arts District featured in Chicago Magazine's Guide to PIlsen  - link  - 
A Guide to Pilsen: Where to Eat, Shop, and Play
INSIDER'S GUIDE: 18th and Halsted Streets play host to a new fusion of cafés, shops, and more
By Jennifer Swann
Known for its countless taquerias, vibrant murals, and turn-of-the-century architecture, Pilsen has become a destination for ...
 
  8/13/2012 -  Lost keys at August 2nd Friday  -  We found some keys on the sidewalk during 2nd Friday. If they're yours, call our office at 312-738-8000 ext 105  
  8/9/2012 -  Chicago Arts District welcomes the International Sculpture Center  - link  -  International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Show is being held in the Chicago Arts District
August 10th, September 14th, October 5-7th, 2012 - International Sculpture Center Temporary Space - 1932 S. Halsted 1st floor

The International Sculptur...
 
  7/17/2012 -  Second Year MFA, Megan Pitcher, Presents New Performance Work in Multiple Spaces Around Chicago  - link  -  Megan Pitcher of Solid Ground Dance Studio in the Chicago Arts District
Second Year MFA Presents New Performance Work in Multiple Spaces Around Chicago
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Second Year MFA Presents New Performance Work in Multiple Spaces Around Chicago
{ POSTED BY KATHLEEN BESTE ON...
 
  7/9/2012 -  Daily Candy names 2nd Friday as a top date spot!  - link  -  First Kiss to Kiss-Off
Ideas for your first or last date
On the second Friday of every month, more than 30 art galleries, stores, and studios open to the public for perusing. Afterward, access your potential SO's creative sensibilities over chorizo tacos and Mexican hot chocolate at Nuevo Leon
Second ...
 
  6/25/2012 -  Chocolat Uzma Sharif Arrives in Pilsen  - link  -  Chocolat Uzma Sharif Arrives in Pilsen
Featured in Daily Candy Chicago: http://www.dailycandy.com/chicago/article/129220/Chocolat-Uzma-Sharif-Chocolates-in-Pilsen
Truffles and chocolate classes taught by a master When it comes to chocolate, third-generation pastry chef Uzma Sharif is a straight shoo...
 
  6/7/2012 -  Controlled Chimes-- A Theatrical and musical endurance test at ROOMS  - link  -  Controlled Chimes
A theatrical and musical endurance test at ROOMS
By Angela Qian
May 17, 2012
Instructions: Fill space with female performers. On each performer, tie one chime to the left wrist, and one chime to the right wrist. During the performance, each performer can ring either the ...
 
  6/6/2012 -  Xavier Nuez Squeeze Extravaganza! Video from 2004  -  In 1994, when I was already working on the main bodies of work that I continue with today, I had the incredible opportunity to photograph some of the most flamboyant misfits I'd ever met: drag queens, transvestites, and outrageous club kids!
The largest nite-club in Montreal, Club Metropolis, had ...
 
  6/1/2012 -  Chicago Theatre Company Announces Visual Arts Competition  - 
CHICAGO THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION

Babes With Blades Theatre Company invites visual artists to create an original piece for "Inspiring Sword & Pen" Competition

CHICAGO, IL (April 2012)-- Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) - a theatre company specializing ...
 
  4/12/2012 -  Black Cloud Gallery's April 2nd Friday show featured in the Chicago Weekly  - link  -  Body Image
Three artists update figure painting
By Katryce Lassle
April 12, 2012
What connects the cacophony of a basement punk show with the solidity of geometric shapes? Or a young suburban woman with thick green clouds of smoke? Seductive pastel nudes with gold coins? Mark Maniscalco, Jenn...
 
  3/28/2012 -  Newcity reviews Xavier Nuez's Show at the Schnieder Gallery  - link  -  Xavier Nuez
RECOMMENDED
Positioning himself squarely inside the popular genre of contemporary ruins photography, Xavier Nuez rockets beyond the familiar conceit of redeeming derelict spaces and trash, and embraces them in an orgy of riotous glitz. Shooting at night in color in garishly illuminated ...
 
  3/9/2012 -  UIL Tour brings OECD to Chicago Arts District  -  Friday, March 9th, 2012
OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and UIL (Urban Land Institute) visited the Chicago Arts District art part of their Innovation and Urban Development tour, showcasing urban revitalization through current health, housing, educational and cultural ...
 
  3/1/2012 -  Controversial Fisk Power Plant in Pilsen Shut Down  - link  -  Pilsen's controversial Fisk coal-fired power plant will shut down at the end of 2012 under a deal brokered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday afternoon.
Under the deal, the plant's owner Midwest Generation will shut down Fisk, at 1111 W. Cermak Road. Its sister plant in Little Village, Craw...
 
  2/13/2012 -  2nd Friday brings art lovers to pilsen  - link  -  By Joseph Delisi, RedEye special contributor
11:55 a.m. CST, February 13, 2012
During a blistering cold night, Pilsen's Chicago Art District gave local art lovers a warm welcome with several galleries collaborating together for their monthly showcase. A handful of Chicago's finest artists displayed ...
 
  10/9/2011 -  Bryan Sperry featured in the Chicago Weekly  - link  -  Drone On
Bryan Sperry conjures apocalyptic visions of culture war at the 41st East Pilsen Open House
By Ryan Walach
October 5, 2011
If I had to choose only one gallery to recommend from the 41st Annual East Pilsen Artists' Open House, it would be Bryan Sperry's. At first glance, Sperry seems ...
 
  9/14/2011 -  CAD announces Open House Event  - link  -  The first PilsenEast Artists Open House was conceived by Annelies Podmajersky and a small group of local artists who saw it as a viable avenue to meet potential patrons and display their work in the intimate and non-competitive atmosphere of their own studios. The Podmajersky family, the developer of ...  
  9/14/2011 -  Xavier Nuez celebrates 20 years--- and gives a workshop in November!  - link  -  20 years of Alleys and Ruins! 10pm on 9/13/11

Alley no. 1, Electric Sky, was shot in September of 1991, so it appears I have an anniversary to celebrate!
In 1991 I was shooting a lot at night and I already knew that out-of-the-way urban areas (the more decrepit the better) were drawing me like ...
 
  8/11/2011 -  Xavier Nuez Cover and Interview in ISPY Magazine  - link  -  iSpy Magazine, based in Ann Arbor, MI, did an in depth interview with Xavier Nuez in their June edition, and used his image of Alley 130 on the cover.
Xavier Nuez's Alleys & Ruins series has captivated many with his unique style of photography that makes his photos of urban landscapes seem almost othe...
 
  7/13/2011 -  Summer Intensive Dance with the Seldoms  - link  -  Summer Intensive with the Seldoms
July 2011 - Pilsen East Arts Center - 1945 South Halsted, 4th Floor

"CLEAR-EDGED, CHALLENGING DANCES" TIME OUT CHICAGO
CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE CLASSES
NEW! VOGUING CLASSES
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS
LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
AUDITION - JULY 23
CONTEMP...
 
  7/4/2011 -  SYSTEMS and CITIES: An Interview with Clare Lyster  - link  -  showPOD artist Clare Lyster discusses her exhibit SYSTEMscapes/ Drawing Distribution Flow in an extensive interview with Jennifer Nalbantyan in the Chicago Arts Archive.
Clare Lyster is an architecture professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and principal and founder of Clare Lyster Urba...
 
  6/1/2011 -  Open Call for showPOD  -  Chicago Arts District
Open Call for Artists, Curators, and Designers for showPOD

What is showPOD?
 show POD; (shō pod) n. 1.) a vessel to bring or put into sight; 2.) a seed for public display or exhibition

showPODs are a series of 7 exhibition spaces, compact, dynamic, unm...
 
  5/20/2011 -  Clean Air Through Art and Design  -  Exhibit of "The Air We Breathe" design competition proposals opens June 10, 2011 - part of 2nd Fridays in the Chicago Arts District. Follow-up symposium June 18
Chicago, May 3, 2011 - The Air We Breathe: The Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge will showcase its winning entries as well as outstanding subm...
 
  4/13/2011 -  The Chicago Art District Serves Breakfast!!  -  Join us for Breakfast in the Chicago Arts District, Part of Art Chicago 2011
April 30th, 2011 - South Halsted and 18th Streets, Chicago
Event Date and Time:
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 9:30am - 12:30pm
Event Details:
One of Chicago's most vibrant and well established creative communities invites ...
 
  4/13/2011 -  The New York Times calls Xavier Nuez's photography series Alleys & Ruins a Masterpiece  - link  -  New York Times veteran reporter, Corey Kilgannon became fascinated by Xavier Nuez's daring body of work, Alleys & Ruins, after attending the opening reception of his solo show in New York City recently. Two days later, Kilgannon and Nuez were out exploring some of the area's most run down corners after ...  
  3/10/2011 -  2nd Fridays Welcomes ZonePerfect!  - link  -  The Chicago Arts District is pleased to welcome our good friends from ZonePerfect Nutrition Bars to 2nd Fridays. The ZonePerfect Team will be on site sharing their delicious, all natural bars, just the snack you need to get you through this Marathon Gallery Night! Be sure to watch for the ZonePerfect ...  
  3/3/2011 -  Alexander Fedirko in New American Paintings  - link  -  Congratulations to Chicago Arts District artist, Alexander Fedirko, on his appearance in New American Paintings issue #89 Jan-Apr 2011.
I'm very excited to be a part of this years Midwest edition of NAP. Its both a thrill and an honor to be represented in the publication. Copies available at m...
 
  1/24/2011 -  Yoga comes to the Chicago Arts District  - link  -  Yoga now available!!
Many of you have asked about the availability of Yoga in our neighborhood, we are pleased to announce that Nadine Lollino, local artist, dancer, and Yoga instructor is offering yoga classes, please see class schedule, location, and her bio below. Having personally taken her clas...
 
  9/8/2009 -  39th Annual Pilsen East Artists' Open House  -  Event Dates and Times: Friday Sept. 25th 2009, 6-10pm Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26th&27th 2009, 12-7pm Event Location: This is a multi-location event, in the format of a self-guided walking tour, the event spans approximately 6 blocks. The central location of the event is South Halsted and 18th ...  
  5/30/2009 -  39th Annual Pilsen East Artists Open House  -  39th Annual PilsenEast Artists' Open House, dates announced!

The 2009 Pilsen East Artists Open House dates as follows:

Friday Sept. 25th, 2009 Opening Night 6-10pm
Saturday Sept. 26th, 2009 Event Hours 12-7pm
Sunday Sept. 27th, 2009 Event Hours 12-7pm
Over 100 local and visiting...
 
  3/5/2009 -  Chicago Tribune - "A nabe like no other!!!"  -  On March 5th, 2009 The Chciago Tribune's Ellen Warren took a chance, and found fun, eclectic, shops and characters on a shopping tour through East Pilsen. See Ellen's story below and some of the shops she "discovered" right here in the Chicago Arts District.
"This is not your normal neighborhood shop...
 
  1/1/2009 -  Chicago Gallery News features 2nd Fridays  - link  -  Ghicago Gallery News has just released it's first quarter 2009 issue with a feature on 2nd Fridays and the Creative Entrepreneurs of the Chicago Arts District.
Chicago Gallery News called the Chicago Arts District, "One of the most vibrant and well established creative communities...."
Click the link...
 
  11/30/2008 -  Dramagirls mentorship program needs you!  -  Redmoon Theater's Dramagirls is an art-based girls' mentorship program. Dramagirls runs out of Chase Elementary, a primarily Latino school in Logan Square. At Dramagirls, we believe that "Powerful Actions create Powerful Girls" and we are committed to finding mentors to help us further that mission. ...  
  11/13/2008 -  Best of 2008  - link  -  The winners have been announced!!

New City names 2nd Fridays "Best Place to go on a First Date". We agree with them when they said, "As far as first dates go you want to avoid activities that prohibit conversation... However, you don't want to go to a place where you can only talk either. A balanc...
 
  10/8/2008 -  Pilsen East Artist's Open House was a Smashing Success!  -  The Chicago Arts District would like to thank the attendees, artists, and performers who participated in the 38th Annual Pilsen East Artists’ Open House. The event featured approximately one hundred artists (including fifty visiting artists), fifteen performance groups, and attracted more than three ...  
  10/6/2008 -  Big News for Small Theatre  - link  -  Congratulations to EP Theatre, at 1820 S. Halsted St., in the Chicago Arts District, who was recently awarded a Small Theatre Grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
The Small Theater and Dance Fund at the Driehaus Foundation comes through a significant annual grant from The MacArthur Foun...
 
  10/2/2008 -  John Podmajersky II to be Inducted into Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame  -  We are pleased to announce that the Illinois Department on Aging has selected John Podmajersky II for induction into the 2008 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame. This honor will be conferred to Mr. Podmajersky at a ceremony held at the Governor's mansion in Springfield, IL.
The Senior Illinoisans Hall...
 
  8/31/2008 -  Junk Mail Video  -   
  8/27/2008 -  Karsten Lund reviews Junk Mail, by Barbara Hashimoto  -  Please click here for Karsten Lund's brief review of Barbara Hashimoto's Junk Mail project.
Patrons interested in getting a closer look at the Junk Mail project, which was also featured recently on
 
  8/25/2008 -  An Evening of Junk Mail Confessions: Friday, September 12, 2008  - link  -  BARBARA HASHIMOTO: Junk Mail will hold a special reception on Friday, September 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at 2003 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL. The event is held in conjunction with the Chicago Arts District’s 2nd Friday Gallery Walk. Throughout the evening, exhibition visitors will be invited to share ...  
  8/16/2008 -  New City Reviews Hashimoto's "Junk Mail Project"  - link  -  From the street, you may think it’s hay. Grass. Something organic, harvested from right from the gallery floor. It streams out of the walls, tapering down into tail formation, filament-covered knolls flowing across the Chicago Arts District. The illusion, however, is short lived, and quickly the ...  
  8/12/2008 -  Podmajersky, Inc. supports National Museum of Mexican Art  -  Continuing in its support of the arts and culture, the staff of Podmajersky, Inc. recently attended a charity event benefiting the National Museum of Mexican Art.
During the event, Podmajersky, Inc. participated in a silent auction and purchased a tour of ABC's Channel Seven news studio. Gene...
 
  7/28/2008 -  Robin Rios selected for Smithtown Township Arts Council's Introspections Exhibition  -  The Chicago Arts District would like to congratulate Robin Rios on her selection for the Smithtown Township Arts Council's Introspections Exhibition, juried by Amy Mackie of New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. The exhibition opens at the Mills Pond House Gallery August 16 and continues through ...  
  6/26/2008 -  Megan Eukerwill to present works at Linda Warren Gallery  -  Megan Eukerwill present a new body of large-scale paintings based on her interest in the portrayal of everyday human interaction in such a way that it becomes ritualistic. Through the way she composes the picture and constructs the gesture of the figure, Euker describes an intimate moment between a ...  
  6/16/2008 -  Frontera Grill's Rick Bayless gets spicy with snacks (and an unbeatable tres leches cake) in Pilsen.  - link  -  Frontera Grill's Rick Bayless gets spicy with snacks (and an unbeatable tres leches cake) in Pilsen.
By David Tamarkin
Photographs by Tim Klein
...Soon, he's on his way to Kristoffer's Cafe (1733 S Halsted St, 312-829-4150), a coffee shop/bakery he has been tipped off to by a fr...
 
  5/9/2008 -  Artists, Congress is voting NOW to take away your copyrights  -  Fellow artists, as we speak the house & senate are both pushing bills through congress that would allow anyone to be able to use content you previously thought was copyright protected. Photos, paintings, poems, stories & so on are all going to get put into the open for large companies or anybody for ...  
  4/27/2008 -  Chicago Fashion Night at Navy Pier Chicago is a tremendous success  -  Despite last week's disappointing cancellation of Chicago Fashion Week, by MW Productions, Ltd, The Chicago Fashion Night at Navy Pier held April 23 in downtown Chicago was a tremendous success with over 350 people in attendance. Chicago media and many local fashion buyers from various department stores ...  
  4/21/2008 -  Chicago Fashion Night...the show must go on!!!  -  Despite last weeks disappointing cancellation of Chicago Fashion Week, by MW Productions, Ltd, who has produced the show for 3 years, designers have proclaimed ..."The show must go on!" After putting in over a year's worth of work and expense into their creations and the production, the fashion designers ...  
  4/21/2008 -  Young Talented Designers Say "NO" to Cancellation of  -  Despite last weeks disappointing cancellation of Chicago Fashion Week, by MW Productions, Ltd, who has produced the show for 3 years, designers have proclaimed ..."The show must go on!" After putting in over a year's worth of work and expense into their creations and the production, the fashion designers ...  
  4/18/2008 -  Jorge del Busto to take part in Chicago's Fall Fashion Week!  -  Jorge del Busto will showcase his first Fall Winter Collection 2008/09 in the prestigious Chicago Fashion Week. He will be presented as a new designer. To purchase tickets for this exciting event, please go to www.chicagofashionweek/ticketcenter.com.
Jorge's fashion show is on Wednesday, Apri...
 
  4/1/2008 -  Art in America Reviews Barbara Hashimoto'S "Junk Mail Projec"  - link  -  Barbara Hashishimoto will bring the larger than life "Junk Mail Project" back to Chicago during the Chicago Arts Distric's ARTropolis Gallery Night, April 25th, 2008! This enourmous installation will take place at 2003 S. Halsted from April 11 - May 30th, with artist receptions April 11, April 25th, ...  
  3/19/2008 -  "Rock the Runway" Jorege del Busto and Los Angeles' Fashion Week  -  "Rock the Runway"
Jorge del Busto has been invited to participate in Los Angeles' Fashion Week. Jorge will be presenting his new line of evening gowns, sport/casual elegant wear for men and women on Thursday, March 20, 2008. Attached is a photograph of an evening gown designed by Jorge.
...
 
  2/27/2008 -  Marco Logsdon, participates in Toronto's "Artist Project"  -  Local Chicago Arts District Artists, Marco Logsdon and KS Rives from the Chicago Art Department, are participating in Toronto's "Artist Project."
The Artist Project Toronto is a four day exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art featuring over one hundred juried independent artists. Art enth...
 
  1/10/2008 -  "SoHo in Chicago" voted best ad campaign of 2007!!!  - link  -  Time Out Chicago dubbed the Chicago Arts District's ad campaign "SoHo in Chicago," Best Ad Campaign 2007!
"...it is certainly the most honest. In the '70"s and '80's, SoHo was filled with artists studios and art galleries..."
Check out all the Best of 2007 rankings in the December 27-Jan 2...
 
  12/11/2007 -  Martin Atkins – Tour:Smart  - link  -  Chicago Arts District Special Exhibitions artist and musical entrepreneur Martin Atkins continues his quest to educate budding musicians with another event!
Thursday, December 20 – Chicago, IL
7:00pm – 9:30pm: FREE Tour:Smart band seminar and book signing at Barbara's Bookstor...
 
  11/29/2007 -  Local Exhibiting Artist Generates Discussion about New Works  - link  -  Local exhibiting artist Elaine Park (shown at 4Art Inc., Tzeta, CS:37) has created a new body of work incorporating gesso, plaster, galkyd, oil, paint, various technological fodder, etc.
Park would like to generate discussion about these works on her website, www.elainepark.com. Please visi...
 
  10/29/2007 -  Robert Marshall III Brings New Life to the First Immanuel Lutheran Church  -  Chicago Arts District resident and artist Robert Marshall III brings his special talents to the First Immanuel Lutheran Church by creating new windows throughout the church structure.

Marshall was approached by the church leaders to design and fabricate windows for the restoration of the ...
 
  10/18/2007 -  Metromix Covers Chicago Arts District  - link  -  ...  
  10/8/2007 -  Sun Times Publishes Article on Logsdon 1909  - link  -  The Sun Times published an article about Logsdon 1909 Gallery. Check it out at the link below!


http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/nance/577576,WKP-News-nance28.article
 
  10/8/2007 -  New City Publishes Article about the 2007 Pilsen East Artist's Open House  - link  -  New City Chicago published an article about the 37th Annual Pilsen East Artist's Open House.

Check it out at the link below!


http://www.newcitychicago.com/chicago/6985.html
 
  9/28/2007 -  Vote Daley?...Local artist finds inspiration in heavy handed city policy.  -  My name is Sean McGarry, I am 27 years old and live in Oak Park, a community with a rich architectural history. During a recent 2nd Friday I met John Podmajersky and learned of the story of 1920 S. Halsted St.
My painting is supposed to be funny. It was painted to punctuate the end of a lega...
 
  9/4/2007 -  New City Covers Eminent Demolition of 1920 S Halsted

 -  Bohemian Requiem
Why does the city want to replace a historic Pilsen building with a vacant lot?
By: Brian Hieggelke
On Maxwell Street, just off Halsted, a marker recounts the significance of the market that once flourished here, a part of the city's commercial, ethnic and cultural...
 
  9/4/2007 -  City to force Demolition of 1912-20 S Halsted  -  The City of Chicago Dept. of Law has been relentlessly pursuing the Podmajersky Family to force the demolition of 1912-20 S. Halsted Street. Included in their vehement pursuit is a beautiful three story, red brick and terracotta building. This building was originally built in 1900 and was residential ...  
  6/8/2007 -  Anti-Violence March & Rally  -  Chicago Police Department and Dvorak Park Advisory Council are sponsoring an Anti-Violence March & Rally to:Help keep our park safe for our children and families, say no to gangs and guns

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Step-off: Dvorak Park, 1119 West Cu...
 
  6/8/2007 -  The 10th Annual Chicago Art Open Call for Entries  -  Call for Entries!
The 10th Annual Chicago Art Open
October 4-27, 2007
Submission Deadline: JUNE 22, 2007

The Chicago Artists' Coalition (CAC), the Midwest's premier arts service organization, began the Chicago Art Open in 1998 as an opportunity for artists in the Chicagola...
 
  3/6/2007 -  Scott Rench Continues his TV, Magazine, and Gallery Success  -  Scott Rench's work was shown at the Wurstminster Dog Show, curated by Jason Sturgill of the Wurst Gallery. After the opening, the work will be displayed online at the www.thewurstgallrey.com.




The press release describes the Wurstminster Dog Show as "...the biggest show to ...
 
  2/8/2007 -  UrbanLab wins History Channel's 'City of the Future'  -  Venice of the Midwest?
UrbanLab wins History Channel's 'City of the Future' competition with watery vision of Chicago in 2106
Article Written By: KEVIN NANCE, Architecture Critic
If this were "American Idol," the Chicago architecture firm UrbanLab would have just scored its first re...
 
  2/5/2007 -  Urban Gateways: Call for Artists  -  Urban Gateways: Center for Arts Education is calling all professional artists in dance, music, theatre, literary and visual arts who are interested in working in an educational setting with children in Chicago metropolitan area. Through a hands-on experience with teachers and students, artists conduct ...  
  2/5/2007 -  City of Brea Call for Artists  -  Is society defined by its media, or its media determined by society?


The City of Brea Art Gallery enters this debate with an exhibition of contemporary art entitled The Media. This exhibition will attempt to engage the public in a dialogue about the media and the public’s role...
 
  2/5/2007 -  CAD artists Jamie Lou Thome and Marco Logsdon showing at Around the Coyote  -  Two Pilsen East Artists, Jamie Lou Thome and Marco
Logsdon, will be participating in the Winter Arts
Festival at Around the Coyote in Wicker Park.


The work can be seen at the Preferred Lofts Building,
1552 N. Milwaukee, on the 3rd Floor.

Jamie Lou Thome- Booth #4...
 
  1/22/2007 -  Chicago Arts District Artists Invited to Participate in Lexus 460 Gallery Panel Discussion  -  Attention Chicago Arts District Artists...



You are invited to the exclusive Lexus 460 Degrees Artist Panel Discussion


On Thursday, February 1st, the Lexus 460 Degrees Gallery will launch in Chicago. Prior to the launch event, Lexus will be hosting an exclusive Artist P...
 
  1/17/2007 -  Image Magazine features Chicago Arts District Galleries  - link  -  Pilsen- Hidden Art District
Written By Jeff Jackson



As many art focused neighborhoods become less populated with art galleries and art-centric businesses, many would be surprised to discover that one of Chicago's oldest arts districts can be found just five minutes from dow...
 
  1/16/2007 -  Final Call for Submissions - Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program  -  Final Call for Submissions

Artscape is currently accepting applications for the
Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program
taking place June 1 - 30, 2007

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2007, 4pm EST
2007 Program Dates: June 1 - 30

For further informat...
 
  1/15/2007 -  Under the Wire Sale and HGTV Celebration  -  UNDER THE WIRE
SALE

January 10th - Jan 17th 20% off

Celebrate Sue's birthday and
her upcoming taping for HGTV's That's Clever show!

Wine and Cheese celebration during the 2nd Friday Gallery Walk in
East Pilsen Jan 12th 6-9pm


My retail art bouti...
 
  1/15/2007 -  CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION HOSTED HISTORY CHANNEL  -  CAF HOSTED HISTORY CHANNEL® "CITY OF THE FUTURE" COMPETITION
UrbanLab declared Chicago Winner The History Channel has been challenging architecture teams from around the U.S. to design and build their visions for "The City of the Future" before a live audience in a race against the clock. ...
 
  1/15/2007 -  Gen Art is helping seek artists for Remington event  -  Gen Art is helping seek artists for a special event being put on by Remington, one of the leading grooming and hairstyling products companies in the world. On March 11-13, 2007, the company will be exhibiting at the International Home & Housewares Show at the McCormick Place in Chicago.



...
 
  1/5/2007 -  Bridge Art Fair  -  Bridge NFP proudly announces the Bridge Art Fair "World Tour" Package


Call for Exhibitors for
Bridge Art Fair World Tour Package 2007

Download the Exhibitor Application: http://www.bridgeartfair.com


DEADLINE FOR WORLD TOUR APPLICATIONS: FEBRUARY 1, 2007
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  12/15/2006 -  Oculus Art Gallery Grand Opening  -  Oculus Art Gallery's exclusive opening featuring the photography of Marc Hauser - A Retrospective. Curated by Neda Dollah



The event takes place at 1900 South Halsted, Chicago, IL on Friday, December 15, 2006 from 6pm-Midnight.

 
  12/12/2006 -  Grant opportunity open to new emerging mid-career artists and nonprofit arts organizations  -  The Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) is an annual grant opportunity open to new emerging mid-career artists and nonprofit arts organizations with annual operating budgets up to $150,000. Applicants can request a maximum of $1,000 for projects that address specific professional and artistic ...  
  12/12/2006 -  Official signing for "The Mere Mortal's Guide to Fine Dining"  -  It's the first official Chicago-area signing for "The Mere Mortal's Guide
to Fine Dining" is this Sunday, December 17th. Please come, even if
only to point and laugh.


WHERE: Laughing Iguana, 1247 S. Wabash
WHEN: Sunday, December 17th, 12 to 5 p.m.
WHY: Remember? Yo...
 
  12/6/2006 -  Be on HGTV  -  Be on HGTV!
Calling all Chicago
Artists and Crafters!


The Home and Garden Network’s hit series “That’s Clever!” (Formerly “Crafters Coast to Coast”) is making another stop in the Chicago, IL area to tape unique and funky artwork and the people who make it. A crew will visit yo...
 
  11/28/2006 -  Orlando Espinoza Featured in Factio Magazine  - link  -  This LA born designer graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and
Merchandising and worked as an assistant to designer Sue Wong in Los Angeles before moving to the Windy City five years ago and beginning his signature label. His clothes have received wide media coverage and ...
 
  11/22/2006 -  Call for Entries Best of Chicago 2007  - link  -  Best of Chicago 2007


Moka gallery is honored to announce our open call for entries in search of 20 artists for our annual "Best of Chicago 2007" Art Show, to be hosted at Moka Gallery during the months of January and February with an art opening on the 2nd Friday of January as part of t...
 
  11/21/2006 -  Deborah Michele's work to show in Jamaica  -  'Landscapes of She', a show taking place in Kingston, Jamaica, at the 128 Gallarie, will contain the work of Chicago Arts District artist, Deborah Michele. The show runs from December 1 to December 22.


Other artists participating in the show are:
Janette Eyles, Althea Face...
 
  11/21/2006 -  Ursula Sokolowska presents the Constructed Family series  -  Chicago Arts District Artist Ursula Sololowska is presenting her work, the Constructed Family series at Shneider Gallery, Inc. Located at 230 West Superior St, Chicago, IL 60610.
The show runs from December 1 - December 30, 2006.
The opening reception is December 1, from 5:00 pm - 7:3...
 
  11/7/2006 -  Lunch with Justin Leonard and his Photographs  - link  -  Chicago Artists' Month, the city's annual event to showcase its vibrant visual arts community, is sponsored by the Chicago Office of Tourism and Podmajersky, Inc. The month-long event, organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, includes exhibitions by both emerging and established artists, ...  
  10/24/2006 -  Gabe Lanza to show at Judy A Saslow Gallery  -  Chicago Arts District resident Gabe Lanza will be participating in an exhibtion at the Judy A Saslow Gallery from October 20-November 24, 2006.


The annual exhibition of local talent will include Danny Mansmith, Dolan Geiman, Kelly Brannon, Jordon Scott, Gabe Lanza and Sue Lowenberg.


The opening ...
 
  10/24/2006 -  Anne Gaines to participate in "Wild Things and Beyond"  -  Anne Gaines, local artist, will be participating in an upcoming exhibtion entitled, "Wild Things and Beyond," an art exhibit involving animals at Mars Gallery on Fulton Street . It opens Saturday October 14th, 2006.
Visit www.marsgallery.com/currentexhibit to see the fun and exciting imag...
 
  10/16/2006 -  Sharon Elaine Accessories Donates Proceeds to AIDS Fund  -  Who says you can’t look good, doing good?


Sharon Elaine Accessories has been inspired to fashionably donate 50% of the net proceeds from every purchase of a red Obi Belt to the Global fund to help fight AIDS in Africa.


Purchase yours today and look good, doing go...
 
  10/9/2006 -  Ursula Sokolowska - Art in Display...a storefront art exhibition  -  Art in Display, a storefront art exhibition
October 13-15, 2006

Opening Reception: October 13, 2006 6-9PM
Meet the Artists: October 14, 2006 3pm
Location: Participating stores on W Division Street between Damen and Ashland


Chicago, IL - Art in Display is an art...
 
  10/9/2006 -  Vanessa Shinmoto's Upcoming Exhibits  -  Chicago Arts District resident, Vanessa Shinmoto, has several upcoming exhibitions. Her work was featured in this year’s CS:36, curated show, during the 36th Annual PilsenEast Artist’s Open House and now can be seen at the venues below.


"Beyond Boundaries" Oak Park Art League
October 13 – 27,...
 
  10/9/2006 -  Resident of Soda Pop Building Publishes Book on Dining Etiquette  -  Soda Pop building resident, Colleen Rush, recently published a book entitled, The Mere Mortal's Guide to Fine Dining: From Salad Forks to Sommeliers, How to Eat and Drink in Style Without Fear of Faux Pas. Rush is a contributing writer for Cosmopolitan magazine and the author of Swim ...  
  10/5/2006 -  Moka Gallery Diving Champion  -  Jhonmar Castillo, owner of Moka Gallery is more than just a galley owner, he is an award-winning diver too! Participating in this year’s Gay Games in Chicago; the Summer Masters National Diving Championships in Pasadena, California; and the FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) World Masters ...  
  10/4/2006 -  Neighborhood Actress Shares her Success  -  Local Chicago Arts District resident, Lois Atkins, has been keeping busy lately. From her recent roles in several independent films to her current role in The Last Supper at the Chopin Theatre, Lois has had no shortage of work these days.

Her recent independent films includeThe ...
 
  10/4/2006 -  EP Theatre Production of "Grey" Extended  -  The success of the EP Theatre production of "GREY” has caused it to be extended through October 15, 2006.


Audiences and critics alike are singing the praises of "Grey." The play, based on a true story, tells the tale of Michael and Jeff, "two Catholic priests" fall in
love and stru...
 
  10/4/2006 -  Extension Gallery to Open in Chicago Arts District  - link  -  A new architectural gallery, Extension, is opening in the Chicago Arts District. Extension is a space dedicated to advancing interrelations between architecture and other disciplines. It seeks an experimental means of architectural representation through dialogue critical thought, exhibitions, and ...  
  10/4/2006 -  Scott Rench's Recent TV, Magazine, and Gallery Success  -  Neighborhood resident Scott Rench has been getting a lot of publicity lately. Rench will have his work showcased on HGTV in September. Two of his sinks will be featured on the HGTV cable channel on a series called I want that! Baths.


Episode #202 is scheduled to air on Sept...
 
  8/31/2006 -  Mike Nourse is the New Manager of Studio Programs at Marwen  -  In 2001, along with Nat Soti, Mike Nourse started Zero One Projects, a video and design company specializing in production work for non-profit organizations. Over the years they worked on dozens of projects for organizations such as The National Jazz Museum, The Chicago Historical Society, and The Sargent ...  
  8/28/2006 -  I-GO Car Sharing Service Comes to the Chicago Arts District!!!  -  I-GO, Chicago’s only not for profit hourly car sharing service, now has a 2006 Honda Element in the heart of the PilsenEast Chicago Arts District. The vehicle is located at the Chicago Community Bank parking lot at 18th St. & Halsted.


For a limited time, I-GO is offering a special memb...
 
  8/25/2006 -  Steve Swanson Wins Grand Prize in TimeOut Photo Contest
Jennifer Bisging Wins Honorable Mention
 -  Steve Swanson, photographer, was a grand prize
winner in the Time Out Chicago contest and his mentor, Jennifer Bisging, was an honorable
mention.
Check it out this month's issue, or
www.timeoutchicago.com/photocontest.

Excerpt from TimeOut Photo Contest story:


"You clicked and ...
 
  8/14/2006 -  Translucent Chocolates  -  And you thought you had a plethora of choices with PANTONE® colored, chocolate coated almonds, sunflower seeds, pistachios and fruits. Annastacia Hubbard, owner of Translucent Chocolates, is now offering yet another way to enjoy an all-time favorite. Taken from their shells and given a butter toffee ...  
  7/19/2006 -  Ursula Sokolowska Octobers Artist of the Month!  -  Chicago Arts District artist, Ursula Sokolowska will has been chosen to be October’s Artist of the Month!


Ursula is a Chicago based artist who fuses projection installations with photography. Her photographs can be found in many public and private collections including the Art Institute of C...
 
  7/19/2006 -  You Win Some you Lose Some  -  As you may already know, Chaz Gober has left the Chicago Arts District and has accepted a position with a local publishing company in the art acquisitions department. In this capacity, she will be assisting the Creative Director in choosing works to be displayed in the company’s publications. Chaz ...  
  7/7/2006 -  New Jewelry Store Opens in the Chicago Arts District!  - link  -  Local jewelry designer Sue Rosengard has opened a new jewelry store at 2210 South Halsted Street in the Chicago Arts District. The store, aptly named Under The Wire, will focus on Rosengard’s own line of custorm-designed jewelry, but will also carry other jewelry and art.


Rosengard’s line...
 
  6/27/2006 -  Painter Larry Roberts in a show at Linda Warren Gallery  - link  -  The Chicago Arts District’s own Larry Roberts has an show opening Friday, July 7th at Linda Warren Gallery. The show will feature Robert’s acrylic paintings as well as sculpture by Robert Taplin.


Robert’s abstract acrylic paintings are not easy to categorize. Each piece starts with no p...
 
  6/9/2006 -  Moka Gallery Featured on Centerstage Chicago  - link  -  Recent addition to the Chicago Arts District, Moka Gallery, was featured on the the web site Centerstage Chicago (centerstagechicago.com) as part of an article on “the best openings of early 2006.”


Following is an excerpt of the article, written by Joanne Hinkel:


“In an ever ...
 
  5/8/2006 -  Work by Ned Broderick at the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art in Concerning the Nature of Man.  - link  -  Paintings and sculptures from local artist Ned Broderick are featured in the exhibit “Concerning the Nature of Man,” at the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Avenue.


The exhibit explores the “structural analogies between the art of a given period and that period’s phil...
 
  5/5/2006 -  Details of the 36th Annual PilsenEast Artists Open House Announced!  -  Details of the 36th Annual PilsenEast Artists’ Open House have been announced by the shows organizers, the Chicago Arts District. This highly-anticipated event features three days of a self-guided walking tour through dozens of artists’ studios, contemporary art galleries, and award-winning gardens. ...  
  4/20/2006 -  Three Artists from Chicago Arts District in Group Show at Johnsonese Gallery
 - link  -  Local photographers Jennifer Bisbing and Jeremy Ehly and painter Eric Skaggs will be a part of Across Chicago’s Great Divide at Johnsonese Gallery. This group show features south side artists exhibiting their work on the north side.


Architect and photographer Jeremy Ehly focu...
 
  4/6/2006 -  Up-and-Coming Author Jillian Straus Pays a Visit to the Chicago Arts District  - link  -  Author Jillian Straus stopped in the Chicago Arts District last week as she makes her way across the country promoting Unhooked Generation: the Truth About Why We’re Still Single. This exciting new book explores the reasons why the search for true love is more difficult now than ever before. ...  
  4/4/2006 -  Local Architect Receives Prestigious National Award  - link  -  Local architect Frank Flury was awarded the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Collaborative Practice Award for his work with the world-renowned Rural Studio, a satellite of Auburn University.


Flury, along with a team of second-year undergraduate students, worked on a de...
 
  3/14/2006 -  View Work from Ursula Sokolowska on Sharkforum.org  - link  -  Visit www.sharkforum.org to see a folio of new work from photographer Ursula Sokolowska. The images are from an untitled 2005 series in which Sokolowska superimposed pictures of flowers over the faces of her models, creating an unusual hybrid of botanic and human forms.


Sokolowska says...
 
  3/13/2006 -  New Gallery in the Chicago Arts District: exp Gallery
 - link  -  The Chicago Arts District is please to welcome another contemporary art space, exp Gallery. This gallery, under the direction of artist and educator Lou Shields, will feature the work of established and emerging artists.


exp's debut show features the work of 20 established and emerging Chic...
 
  2/13/2006 -  Scott Rench Interviewed in Several International Art Magazines  -  Local ceramicist Scott Rench has been recognized by several international art publications for his innovative style and unique approach to ceramics.


Most recently, he was interviewed by a Paris-based design and culture magazine ARTRAVEL, which is avaialable at bookshops here in the Unit...
 
  1/23/2006 -  Sign Up Now! New Spring Schedule at Chicago Art Department  -  CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WINTER CLASSES AND SCHEDULE


After a successful fall season at its new Pilsen location, The Chicago Art Department announces its winter/spring 2006 schedule. The new classes continues the Art Department’s commitment to an intermedia art education with Go G...
 
  1/20/2006 -  The Chicago Arts District Welcomes Moka Gallery  - link  -  The Chicago Arts District is please to welcome MOKA GALLERY to the neighborhood. This space for the contemporary fine arts debuted with the exhibition "Eclectic," curated by Jhonmar Castillo and Patrick Smith.


"Eclectic" features artists Tomek, Mira Mickler Moss, Robert Moysan, Sydi...
 
  1/12/2006 -  Dont Miss the Chance to See the #1 Museum Show!  - link  - 
New City magazine has placed the Art Institute of Chicago’s On the Scene: Jessica Rowe, Jason Salavon, Brian Ulrich at the top of its “5 Shows to See Now” list for the week of January 5th, 2006. The show focuses on the three emerging photographic talents, including Brian Ulrich, whose ...
 
  1/10/2006 -  Vespine Gallery Show Chosen as Top 10 "Not-to-Miss" event  - link  -  Vespine Gallery's current exhibit, (Un)Limited Adventure: Editioning the Artist’s Book was chosen as one of the Top 10 "Not-to-Miss" events in the January issue of CS Magazine. (Un) Limited Adventure made the list at #2, ahead of events at the Goodman Theater, Symphony Center, and ...  
  1/4/2006 -  Photographer Jeremy Ehly Exhibits at Dangenart Gallery in Nashville  - link  -  Chicago Arts District photographer and IIT Architecture student Jeremy Ehly is exhibiting his work with Dangenart Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. The group show, entitled "x by x" will be up through February 11, 2006, with an artists' reception January 14th.


"The show consists of phot...
 
  12/20/2005 -  Vespine Gallery Artist Jay Ryan Featured in the Sun Times  - link  -  Artist Jay Ryan, whose work is currently on exhibit at Vespine Gallery (1907 South Halsted, 1st Floor), was featured in the December 20th issue of the Chicago Sun Times.


The article profiles Ryan and his work, unique posters and album covers for local and national bands, which have now ...
 
  11/28/2005 -  Ron Gordon Profiled in The Chicago Reader
 - 
Photographer Ron Gordon was featured in the November 25th issue of the Chicago Reader. His show New Work--Ron Gordon is currently up at Chicago Arts District Exhibitions at 1915 South Halsted.


Art critic Fred Camper talked with Gordon about his background and influences, and the ...
 
  11/28/2005 -  "Doors for Dignity" Charity Event This Thursday!  -  Several of the Chicago Arts District's artists will participate in this year's "Doors for Dignity" fundraiser on December 1st from 6-10pm. The event benefits Designs for Dignity, a project of the Heartland Alliance which is a service-based, human rights organization focused on investments in and solutions ...  
  11/15/2005 -  35th Annual Artists' Open House Reviewed on artnet.com  - link  -  This year's 35th Annual Artists' Open House received a lengthy review from local writer and critic Victor Cassidy. The review appeared in artnet Magazine, the editorial component of the online art market guide artnet.com.


Cassidy gave an overview of the event and its organizers, as w...
 
  11/14/2005 -  Exciting Architectural Installation in the Chicago Arts District  -  Podmajersky, Inc., in conjunction with PS Studio, announces Commercial Domesticity, an architectural installation at 1936 South Halsted in the Chicago Arts District. The project was a collaboration between John Podmajersky III and architects Paula Palombo and Eric Schall of PS Studio.


Podmajersky, a re...
 
  11/11/2005 -  Artist-In-Residence Gabe Lanza Gives Lecture at The Cliff Dwellers  -  Artist and gallery operator Gabe Lanza was chosen to participate in the Artists-in-Residence Program at The Cliff Dwellers, a private club and non-profit organization of men and women professionally engaged in the arts or interested in the arts.


The club established the Artists-in-Residence Prog...
 
  11/7/2005 -  Local artist Fritz Kielsmeier featured on TV show 190 North  - link  -  Chicago Arts District artist Fritz Kielsmeier was profiled on a recent episode of 190 North. In this feature segment, producer Doug Banks visited Kielsmeier in his studio to discuss his unique artwork.



Operating under the name Standing Ovation, Kielsmeier transforms musical inst...
 
  11/1/2005 -  Deva Suckerman Reviewed in Time Out Chicago  -  Chicago Arts District artist and gallery operator Deva Suckerman's work was reviewed in October 27th issue of Time Out Chicago, as a part of the "Chicago Does Wood" exhibition at Jane Addams Hull House Center for Arts and Culture.


The reviewer, Lauren Weingberg, said of Suckerman's work...
 
  11/1/2005 -  Dubhe Carreo Gallery Featured in Time Out Chicago  - link  -  Chicago Arts District gallery operator Dubhe Carreño was profiled in the October 27th issue of Time Out Chicago for her participation in SOFA Chicago.


The magazine selected Carreño's contemporary ceramics gallery as one of the highlights of SOFA based on the strength of the artists she ...
 
  10/26/2005 -  The Chicago Arts District Welcomes Global Art Gallery  -  The Chicago Arts District is pleased to welcome its newest gallery space, The Listenbee Collection (1745 South Halsted). This space is dedicated to the exhibition of art from around the world with a concentration on artists from Africa and the African disapora.


The directors of the gall...
 
  10/4/2005 -  Translucent Chocolates Profiled on Citysearch.com  -  The Chicago Arts District welcomes its newest retails space, Translucent Chocolates. The company, owned and operated by Annastacia Hubbard, creates unique custom chocolates in a wide variety of colors. These made-to-order chocolates are top-sellers for weddings, businesses, and others seeking to create ...  
  8/25/2005 -  Chicago Art Department Interviewed in New City  - link  -  The Chicago Art Department’s Mike Nourse and Nat Soti have a lengthy interview with critic Michael Workman in the August 25th issue of New City.

The interview delves into the philosophy behind their “intermedia” art school, the benefits of operating within the Chicago Arts District, and thei...
 
  8/25/2005 -  Deva Suckerman Exhibits at Around the Coyote  -  Deva Suckerman, artist and operator of Parts Unknown Gallery, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Around the Coyote fall art show (September 9th-11th, 2005).

Using acrylic paint and found wood, Suckerman creates an unlikely duality in her work by combining the imperfections and warmth of t...
 
  8/23/2005 -  Book and Paper Artist Jill Christian Awarded the Aiko Fellowship  -  Artist and MFA student Jill Christian was awarded the 2005 Aiko Fellowship, given annually to a highly qualified student enrolled in the Graduate Program for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College. The fellowship was established to honor artist and businesswoman Aiko Nakane, founder of Aiko’s Art Materials, ...  
  8/1/2005 -  Dubhe Carreo Gallery Hosts Insider Tour of the Chicago Arts District  -  On Friday, July 29th, Dubhe Carreño hosted an insider tour of the Chicago Arts District for winners of a gift certificate issued by her gallery. This gift certificate was redeemable for a personal tour of the galleries, studios, and gardens of the Chicago Arts District. This unique experience provided ...  
  7/27/2005 -  Shawn Sheehy Chosen by Department of Cultural Affairs as Featured Artist for Chicago Artists Month  - link  -  As a participant in the Chicago Arts District’s 35th Annual Artists’ Open House (Sep 30-Oct 2, 2005), Shawn Sheehy was selected by the Department of Cultural Affairs as a “Featured Artist” for Chicago Artist’s Month. This month-long celebration of art in Chicago takes place in October.

Under the ...
 
  7/15/2005 -  Chicago Arts District Launches New Exhibition Space  -  The Chicago Arts District is pleased to announce the launch of our newest gallery, Chicago Arts District Exhibitions. The space was developed as a venue for visiting curators to create temporary exhibits within the Chicago Arts District.

This exciting project allows artists and curators to a...
 
  7/11/2005 -  Ursula Sokolowska's Photographs in New Exhibition  - link  -  The Chicago Arts District's own URSULA SOKOLOWSKA is one of nine photographers exhibiting in "The Portrait" at Schneider Gallery, July 15th-September 3rd.

The show, curated by Michelle Kendrick, opens July 15th as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Chicago Art Dealers Association's VISI...
 
  7/10/2005 -  PODMAJERSKY, INC. a Lead Sponsor of Chicago Artists' Month  -  Podmajersky, Inc. the third generation, family owned real estate development company known for creating artist space and housing in PilsenEast is one of the lead sponsors for Chicago Artists’ Month, the month long celebration of art in Chicago hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs.

This mark...
 
  6/24/2005 -  Chicago Arts District Welcomes New Staff Member  -  The Chicago Arts District is pleased to welcome Chazmin Gober to our staff. Chazmin joins us as the assistant to the Director, Cynthia West. She brings to the organization a strong background in the arts, with a degree in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago and experience working ...  
  6/14/2005 -  SCOTT RENCH Participates in Chinese Art and Design Exhibit  -  Local artist Scott Rench was one of the 100 artist/designers chosen to participate in the GET IT LOUDER traveling exhibition in China. This show was curated by a group of designers to promote the interaction between life and design. It features books, toys, graphics, sound, animation, video, architecture, ...  
  6/8/2005 -  ESTRADANZA performance at Dubhe Carreno Gallery  -  On June 3rd, the normally tranquil mood at Dubhe Carreno Gallery was transformed by the rhythmic pulse of the ESTRADANZA dance troupe.

The brief but exciting performance was hosted by Dubhe Carreno in conjunction with Estradanza’s lenghtier series at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, which take...
 
  5/26/2005 -  Chicago Arts District Featured in Art Business News  -  In its April 2005 issue, the national publication Art Business News featured a story entitled Art’s Kind of Town, Chicago Is. The story highlights four main art districts, including the Chicago Arts District/East Pilsen.


Following is an excerpt of the article, written by P...
 
  5/25/2005 -  Dubhe Carreno Gallery Recieves Glowing Review on ArtLetter.com  -  Chicago Arts District gallerist DUBHE CARRENO's space was featured in a write-up on Art Letter.com. The following is an excerpt of the piece, written by Paul Klein.


“On the Southside is another young endeavor, breaking ground in a focused and specialized direction. DUBHE CARR...
 
  5/13/2005 -  Chicago Arts District Spotlighted by Mayor's Office of Special Events  - 
Chicago Arts District/PilsenEast Architecture and Gardens Spotlighted by Mayor’s Office of Special Events

The Chicago Arts District/PilsenEast neighborhood is being spotlighted by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events as part of the Great Chicago Places & Spaces architectural even...
 
  5/13/2005 -  Chicago Arts District/PilsenEast Galleries Featured Prominently in Art in America  - 
The 2005 Art in America: Guide to Galleries and Museums Chicago edition is out, and the Chicago Arts District comprises nine out of the sixty-six listings. These include not only the Chicago Arts District main listing, but also eight of the individual galleries. Those are: 4Art, Inc., Dubhe ...
 
  5/13/2005 -  Ursula Sokolowska Featured in Prestigious Camera Arts Magazine  - 
Local photographer Ursula Sokolowska was featured, along with Katia Fuentes, in the April/May issue of Camera Arts magazine. Following is an excerpt of the article, written by Althea Mock.

“Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights; the accumulations of a...
 
  5/1/2005 -  Robn Rios of 4Arts Interviewed in Chicago Journal  - 
Robin Rios of 4Arts Inc. was recently interviewed in the April 7th issue of the Chicago Journal. The following is a copy of the article, written by Haydn Bush.

"In 2003, Robin Rios and Jerod Schmidt saw an opening for a new business in Pilsen.

Spying the growing artists' com...
 
  4/1/2005 -  CHECK US OUT!!  -  The Chicago Arts District will have a booth at the Chicago Artists Space and Housing Expo, come on down to the Chicago Cultural Center and learn about the Chicago Arts District and the exciting possibilities available.


2ND ANNUAL
CHICAGO ARTISTS SPACE & HOUSING EXPO


connecting chicago’s ar...
 
  3/21/2005 -  THE ECONOMIC POWER OF THE ARTS  - 
The Chicago Arts District has come across a fascinating piece of information regarding the importance of the arts and arts-related businesses in the national economy. We want to share it with our readers:


Americans for the Arts recently released Creative Industries 2005: The Cong...
 
  3/1/2005 -  Sally Ko makes the news!  - 
The Chicago Arts District is delighted to tell you that Sally Ko and her dynamic, vividly textured, and wildly colored abstract paintings has made the news again.


Centerstage.net, the internet side of Centerstage Chicago, the Original City Guide, has recognized the terrific work...
 
  2/15/2005 -  A TRIBUTE TO ED PASCHKE: 1939 - 2004  - 

Two documentary films, honoring the life and work of Chicago artist Ed Paschke, will be presented one night only, Thurs., Feb. 24, starting at 6:00 p.m., at the New Context Gallery, 1915 S. Halsted. Paschke passed away Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2004.


A Tribute to Ed P...
 
  2/1/2005 -  TWO HONORS FOR ONE OF OUR VERY OWN!!  - 

Cynthia West, the Director of the Chicago Arts District, has been honored twice recently - and each very prestigious!


The first: Cynthia has been elected a co-president of the Three Arts Club of Chicago as it takes on a multimillion dollar renovation and restoration of its ...
 
  12/31/2004 -  Bring out your creative side!!  -  FALL CLASSES HAVE BEGUN, for a full schedule: http://4artinc.com/classes.html (WINTER CLASSES WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY 2005).




For more information about the gallery or its services, please contact Jerod Schmidt or Robin Rios at 312.850.1816. Or check out our website: www....
 
  12/17/2004 -  Collection of Collages from Sopot, POLAND  -  "Project Suspicious?" a collection of collages from the city of Sopot, Poland, will be the focus of a unique billboard mounting and lecture in the Chicago Arts District's newest site, New Context Gallery, 1945 S. Halsted. The event takes place Friday, December 17, starting at 5:00 p.m.


The bill...
 
  12/4/2004 -  THE POWER OF RADIO  - 

Marketing for the 34th Annual Artists Open House had something new this year. While articles appeared in local and downtown newspapers, magazines and alternative and art publications, this year brought us to radio.


Ads were purchased on WFMT, 98.1 on the FM dial, "Chicago’s Fine...
 
  11/30/2004 -  It's not good-bye....  -  Unit B (Gallery)


1733 South Des Plaines Street
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 491.9384
unitbgallery@aol.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE - September 1, 2004


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  11/30/2004 -  Dinner....on us!  - 
Five lucky people have won fabulous (and free!) dinners in a drawing held during the Chicago Arts District 34th Annual Pilsen East Artists’ Open House.


The winners will be dining at some of Chicago’s best restaurants, Marche', Gioco, and Redlight and while we can’t mention the name...
 
  11/1/2004 -  MAY WE BOAST A BIT?  -  We are delighted to report that two major publications have recognized the Chicago Arts District. We’re making the news!

The Gazette, a monthly newspaper, ran a long story about our 34th Annual Artists’ Open House during the first weekend in October. A feature of the story was a large color pict...
 
  11/1/2004 -  CHARCOLL SAYS SO LONG FOR NOW  -  Charcoll, the underground collective of artists from Pilsen, will close its year-long project at the Chicago Art District’s Warehouse, 1826 S. Halsted, this month. This year-long series of shows was produced by Charcoll founders
E. K. Buckley and Chris Johnson.

Closing date is Saturday, Octo...
 
  6/8/2004 -  The Chicago Arts District Welcomes Dubhe Carreno Gallery  -  Dubhe Carreño Gallery is proud to announce the official opening of a new gallery space in the Chicago Arts District/ Pilsen East in September of 2004 specializing in contemporary ceramic art. Dubhe Carreño is a native of Venezuela now permanently living in Chicago after obtaining her master’s degree ...  
  10/1/2003 -  New Coordinator for the Chicago Arts District  -  As of October 1st, the Chicago Arts District has a new coordinator. Cynthia West joined the team and brings with her a real passion to promote the Chicago Arts District mission of being recognized locally, nationally, and internationally as a center for art and design.
Cynthia comes to her new ...
 
  12/3/2002 -  Pilsen East Gets A Makeover  -  The Chicago Arts District is a new name for a very friendly familiar neighborhood, Pilsen East. The new name speaks to the neighborhood’s desire to be recognized for its long running history as a center of art and design in Chicago. Here, the focus will be on a creating a community with a high quality ...  
  10/29/2002 -  The Local Gallery Scene  -  In the past year or so four small, alternative art galleries have sprung up within the Chicago Arts District, just east of the Dyan Ryan Expressway. Gallery sixfourfive and Apt. 1R opened their doors in September 2001 concurrently with the 31st Annual Artists' Open House. Unit B (Gallery) and Bucket ...  
  10/3/2002 -  The Chicago Arts District - A Hidden Gem On Chicago's Near South Side  -  May 2002 (CHICAGO, IL) – Chicago has always been known as a city of neighborhoods. One of the most vibrant, yet least know portions of the city is know as the Chicago Arts District.

Centered on Halsted Street between 17th and Canalport, the Chicago Arts District has witnesses more change and ...
 
  1/1/2002 -  GRID GALLERY GRAND OPENING!  -  GRID GALLERY GRAND OPENING BLENDS FUNKY FURNITURE, SOUTH AMERICAN PAINTINGS AND AFRICAN ARTIFACTS


The Grid Gallery id proud to announce its grand opening, Friday, March 9, from 6-10 p.m. as part of the Chicago Arts District "2nd Fridays”.


Grid partners Robin Eck and ...