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We are thrilled our friends at Fountain Art Fair and Johalla Projects are bringing back another edition of the spunky satellite fair, Fountain Chicago!  After a 5 year break, Fountain’s fun energy, emerging aesthetics and great parties will liven up the Mana Contemporary space in Chicago.  Stay tuned for more news about the fair and a potential Art Nerd Chicago happening or two during Chicago’s art fair weekend!!!
Lauren and Lori

Fountain Art Fair announces that it will launch a satellite exhibition this September 20-22 to coincide with EXPO Chicago 2013.  Fountain’s renowned emphasis on showcasing the most progressive programming will provide an accessible platform for artists, galleries and independent projects from Chicago and beyond. Following record sales and attendance at New York’s 69th Regiment Armory,  Fountain is thrilled to join Mana Contemporary in hosting this innovative  exhibition in their expansive facility just a few miles from EXPO’s Navy Pier. To ensure the success of the project, Chicago-based Johalla Projects will act as a supporting partner for the fair.

Johalla Project’s Michael Marcelle, Their Backyard, 2012


Fountain’s penchant for thrilling late-night visitors with high-flying performances and dance-heavy beats will also add a distinct flavor to Chicago’s art fair weekend.  With past headliners including ADULT, Marky Ramone, No Age,  Ninjasonik and more, Fountain all but guarantees the best after-hours fair action in town.  Stay tuned for lineup announcements for Friday and Saturday night’s events, along with special programming details.

Join us for this groundbreaking event!  Fountain selects exhibitors based on their dedication to accelerating the arts through quality visionary programming. Fountain exhibitors range from young stars and mid-career artists to established masters. Interested galleries, artist collectives and independent artists are invited to view the application online here.

About Fountain Art Fair – Founded in 2006, Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its unique art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a new path to the future in today’s market.

Stay Connected – For the latest updates on Fountain visit, find us on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @FountainArtFair.  Applications are available for Fountain Chicago 2013 by clicking here.

Fountain Location  – Mana Contemporary will host Fountain Chicago at their Chicago-based studios at 2233 S. Throop St, Chicago, IL.  Shuttle service between EXPO and Fountain will be available.  Mana’s location and details are available here:

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