42nd ANNUAL PILSEN EAST ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE
DATES CHANGED from OCT 5,6&7, 2012 to OCT 5&6, 2012!!
The Pilsen East Artists Open House will only happen Friday and Saturday because
of the Chicago Marathon. The Chicago Marathon will be held on Sunday Oct 7th, 2012,
and Halsted street will be closed from 18th Street to Archer Street to accommodate
the marathon route. Additionally, many of the side streets will also be closed or
have resident only access during the day on Sunday Oct. 7th, severely limiting access
to the neighborhood. Due to this scheduling conflict and the related logistical
issues, the Pilsen East Artists Open House will now run for two days, Friday Oct
5th from 6-10pm and Saturday Oct 6th from 12-7pm.
The 42nd Annual Pilsen East Artists Open House, South Halsted and 18th Streets,
Information Center at 1821 S. Halsted. A kick-off event for Chicago Artists Month,
a program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Event Dates and Times (PLEASE NOTE CHANGES):
Friday, October 5th: 6-10 pm
Saturday Oct. 6th, 12-7pm
Take your time visiting the intimate world of the working artist, more than 40 participating
artists studios, galleries, and artist living spaces.
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 Streets in Chicago. Please visit the info center at 1821 South Halsted
for maps and event details.
The 42ndAnnual Pilsen East Artists Open House will feature the work of both established
and emerging artists in Chicago's oldest art community. Some neighborhood favorites
include, Floyd Davis at Artpentry, The Chicago Art Department, Chocolate Uzma Sharif,
the showPODs, Rooms Productions, Matt Barber Kennedy, The Fountainhead Lofts Building,
Brian Mancl, Brainforest, Xavier Nuez, Black Cloud Gallery, Phoenix and many more.
Please click here for a PDF of the map for the event
In addition, The International Sculpture Center brings the work of the 2011 Outstanding
Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards recipients to the Chicago Arts
District in 1932 S. Halsted St. The exhibition showcases award-winning, cutting
edge emerging artists, displaying captivating examples of skill and concept that
broaden the notion of sculpture. For more information on the Student Awards, please
The showPODs along Halsted St. will feature the Installation
Experiment, which showcases the installation work of 7 accomplished Chicago-based
artists. The Installation Experiment was selected as one of 12 featured events for
this year's Chicago Artist Month, as it perfectly embraces their theme of 'block
by block.' The showPOD venue provides a rich public art experience that breaks down
the traditional parameters of a gallery or museum. These storefront exhibition spaces,
located on the 1800 block of S. Halsted Street, create an art experience with 24/7exposure.
To provide opportunities for the public to meet and interact with the artists, evening
and two day-long receptions (and performances, events) have been scheduled during
the Open House.
The Pilsen East Artists Open House is a self guided walking tour
of the intimate world of the working artist. This neighborhood of creatives welcomes
you to experience art at its source as you visit their home, studio, theater, dance
space, or gallery. More than 40 artist spaces will participate, artists will be
on hand to discuss their work and share their creative process. Don't miss this