ArtSlant - Alternative spaces en-us 40 Chicago Art on Track, CTA train, Chicago <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;">WELCOME</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;"> Art on Track transforms an eight-car CTA train into a spectacular exhibition for galleries and artists from all over Chicago, and beyond. Each train car will showcase unprecedented feats of creative dexterity by the artists and groups selected to re-imagine this every-day space. Situated in the heart of downtown Chicago, this melting pot of ideas and viewpoints reflects the rich diversity of the city itself, and promises work that will speak to every individual. It’s a fun event, so bring your friends, family, and art-nerd buddies. This year, Art on Track will run from 5pm to 10pm on Saturday August 7th. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;">Art on Track is produced by SALVO NFP, a non-profit group of Chicago artists and designers, dedicated to the empowerment of the visual arts. learn more about SALVO here. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;"> Join the <a target="_blank" href="">Facebook</a> group! Invite your friends and family with ease.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;">HOW TO GET ON THE TRAIN? </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;">Boarding the train is simple. Entrance and ticket booths are located at both the Adams/Wabash and Washington/Wells CTA ‘L’ stations (Washington/Wells is handicap accessible). Once your ticket has been purchased, you will be given an official AoT wristband. Simply show your wristband at either of the official entrances, and you will be able to board Art on Track without paying the normal CTA fare. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;"> Art on Track will make four stops on its circuit around the loop, allowing passengers enough time to switch cars. The train usually takes fifteen to twenty minutes per round trip, so viewing each train car once will take you about forty minutes in total. Of course, you are welcome to spend as much time aboard AoT as you like, and you are free to come back later in the evening. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;">(While Art on Track tickets grant access the ‘L’ Platform, and the ability to board the chartered Art on Track train, they do not replace regular CTA fare. The purchase of a CTA fare is required in order to ride any of the regularly scheduled CTA trains.)</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;"><a href="" target="_self">Buy tickets for Art on Track via the web.</a></span></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:53:41 +0000 Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL <p>The International Vintage Poster Fair is the only show in the world devoted solely to original vintage posters with over 30 dealers offering more than 25,000 original posters online and at our three annual Poster Fairs.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:18:35 +0000 Evanston Art Center, Center for the Visual Arts , 2603 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60201 <p><a id="mission"></a>Founded in 1929, the Evanston Art Center has become on of the largest community art centers in Illinois. Created through the efforts of 20 civic organizations, from 1929 to 1943 the Art Center was housed in the basement of the old Evanston Library. In 1942, the Art Center was incorporated as a nonprofit. In 1966 the City of Evanston offered to lease to the Art Center for a nominal fee the Harley Clarke House, a three-story Tudor mansion on the shore of Lake Michigan, just north of Grosse Point Lighthouse on Sheridan Road. Over the years, the interior of the building has been redesigned to maximize space for studio art classes and the exhibition program. It is a classic example of successful adaptive reuse in a historic building that is being preserved through this partnership between the City of Evanston and the Evanston Art Center. The Center also rents classroom space at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston.</p> <p>Since its inception in 1929, the Evanston Art Center (EAC) has been a major force in bringing together people, art and ideas. One of the oldest and largest visual art centers in Illinois, the Evanston Art Center is dedicated to making the visual arts an integral and accessible part of the lives of the diverse audiences in Evanston, Chicago, and the surrounding communities. The Art Center fulfills this mission through an extensive offering of visual arts classes, public lectures, changing exhibitions, youth outreach activities, and publications, all of which are designed to engage and enrich the individual and the community.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:57:53 +0000 Golden Age, 1744 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL 60608 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Golden Age is a concept shop that sells publications, music, apparel and other editioned works created by artists. Golden Age makes a statement about an alternative mode of making and selling art; that it can be straightforward, accessible, and moderately priced.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Golden Age was established in 2007 by Marco Kane Braunschweiler and Martine Syms.</span></p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:55:24 +0000 Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 <p><span class="intuitTitle">Mission Statement </span><a name="mission"></a><br />Intuit is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Our mission is to promote public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of intuitive and outsider art through a program of education and exhibition.</p> <p align="left">Toward this end, Intuit strives to discover, document, maintain, preserve, exhibit, and collect examples of intuitive and outsider art; and to operate a permanent facility in which to pursue such activities.</p> <p>Intuit defines "intuitive and outsider art" as work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who seem instead motivated by their unique personal visions. This includes what is known as art brut, non-traditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:47:52 +0000 Kunz,Vis,Gonzalez, 2324 W Montana, Chicago, IL 60647 <div id="id7" style="height: 106px; left: 47px; position: absolute; top: 22px; width: 610px; z-index: 1; text-align: justify;" class="style_SkipStroke shape-with-text"> <div class="text-content graphic_textbox_layout_style_default_External_610_106" style="padding: 0px;"> <div class="graphic_textbox_layout_style_default"> <p style="padding-bottom: 0pt; padding-top: 0pt;" class="Body"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;">In the summer of 2009 Anna Kunz, Niels Vis and Rosalinda Gonzalez met at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. During the course of the summer they pooled their collective business, curatorial, and media talents to develop a garage space gallery located in Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div id="id8" style="height: 269px; left: 47px; position: absolute; top: 119px; width: 606px; z-index: 1; text-align: justify;" class="style_SkipStroke shape-with-text"> <div class="text-content graphic_textbox_layout_style_default_External_606_269" style="padding: 0px;"> <div class="graphic_textbox_layout_style_default"> <p style="padding-top: 0pt;" class="Body">&nbsp;</p> <p class="Body"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;">KUNZ,VIS,GONZALEZ is an experimental exhibition space that showcases national/international, emerging/established artists altogether. The goal of KVG is to serve as a launching point where the physical presence of artworks in the space connect to a flow of ideas and artists extending outward into cyberspace. Exhibitions that originate in the Chicago GARAGE then mutate and travel to Brooklyn and Amsterdam while being supplemented by online culture. Artists also have the opportunity to sell selected work of their choice online. KUNZ,VIS,GONZALEZ of Chicago, Amsterdam and New York join together to host the events physically and virtually via telecommunication.</span></p> <p class="paragraph_style_2">&nbsp;</p> <p style="padding-bottom: 0pt;" class="paragraph_style_2"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;">The exhibition program often includes an invitational dinner and artist salon.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:13:09 +0000 Lloyd Dobler Gallery, 1545 W. Division, Chicago, IL 60642 <div class="about"><br /> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="" /></p> <strong>Lloyd Dobler Gallery is an apartment space run by Patricia Courson and Rachel Adams. Both graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Trish and Rachel met in April 2006 and founded Lloyd Dobler. Focusing mostly on emerging artists, they are interested in showcasing work that is relevant to present contemporary art. Both Trish and Rachel are constantly seeking out artists and collectives whose practice is intended to interact with the community in which it resides and create a dialogue between the work, the artist, and the viewers.</strong></div> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:15:13 +0000 MDW Fair, Geolofts, 3636 S Iron Street, Chicago 60609 <p>Formed in spring 2011 as a collaborative project between the Public Media Institute, Roots &amp; Culture and threewalls. The MDW Fair was conceived as a showcase for independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries and artist groups from the Chicago metropolitan area. The initial fair, which took place April 23 &amp; 24th of 2011, drew large crowds and press from ArtSlant, The Chicago Tribune, Bad at Sports and more as Chicagoans gathered for a special focus on the visual arts in their county.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 21:44:10 +0000 Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613 <div id="about"> <p>For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city. The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States.</p> </div> <p><a name="contact_us"></a></p> <h1></h1> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:45:10 +0000 PEREGRINEPROGRAM, 3311 W Carroll Ave. #119, Chicago, IL 60624 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:05:09 +0000 Phantom Gallery Chicago Network - blog, TAP ROOM, 2821 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 <p>Logan Square Chamber of Arts and Business Fundraiser, at the Crown Tap Room, October 21, 2010, featured artist, and curator Gabriel Patti, address the theme of "Curatorial Practice", and the "City As a Studio".</p> <p>There is a well-established history of artists taking over empty shops for temporary exhibitions or community projects, and in the current economic downturn such activity is being actively supported both by local councils and artist networks. The aim of the Phantom Galleries is to examine changes in current curatorial production and to develop innovative displays in relation to these physical storefronts or virtual spaces.</p> <p>This project is supported in part by FG Commercial Real Estate, Lauren Lowery, Emerald Inn and Guest House, Intimate Opera, Logan Square Chamber of Arts, Elastic Arts Foundation, Crowns, Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Chicago Artists Month, Borderbend Arts Collective,</p> <p> </p> <p>Chicago Artists Month</p> <p>Throughout October, you are invited to meet hundreds of Chicago visual artists at exhibitions, workshops, open studios, tours, neighborhood art walks and more in venues across the city. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with more than 200 program partners, Chicago Artists Month aims to showcase the extraordinary talent and vibrancy of Chicago’s art community.</p> <p> </p> <p>This year's theme, "The City as Studio,” explores the impact of the urban environment on Chicago artists and their work, and the contributions that artists make to the vitality of our city. The place where art is imagined and made, whether in a physical or virtual space, affects the idea, the process and the final product. And the art, once created, leaves a mark on the place it occupies. Chicago Artists Month 2010 looks at how the city influences art and artists, and how artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life.</p> <p> </p> <p>For more information regarding Chicago Artists Month</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:08:44 +0000 Pop-Up Art Loop, 202 S State ST, Chicago, IL 60604 <p>Pop-Up Art Loop™ transforms empty storefronts in the Loop into a moveable feast of public art galleries, exhibits and studios. A new initiative of Chicago Loop Alliance, Pop-Up Art Loop™ creates partnerships between artists and property owners, creating temporary gallery space at no cost to the artist in prime Loop locations. Enjoy photography, sculpture, 2D art, video and new media, installations and more.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:06:56 +0000 Roots & Culture, 1034 N. Milwaukee , Chicago, IL 60622 <p class="style11">Roots &amp; Culture Contemporary Art Center is dedicated to nurturing interconnectedness within the contemporary art world by serving as a meeting place for both local and international arts communities. Showcasing works by emerging artists, the art space offers a nurturing and often pivotal moment in the careers of young artists to develop inventive practices. As a public space it hosts a range of artist-directed events that include exhibitions in the full spectrum of art media as well as community discussions, lectures, and social events. As such a theatre of possibilities, Roots &amp; Culture strives to energize the city of Chicago’s profile as a destination of vigorous and significant artistic discourse</p> <p class="style11">Roots &amp; Culture Contemporary Art Center is a multi-disciplinary arts organization which aims to provide a welcoming and supportive social space within the Chicago art community. Roots &amp; Culture offers opportunity to emerging artists by means of dynamic and concurrent programming. By linking artists of different media and backgrounds, the goal is to harmoniously connect the local arts community to the international dialogue of contemporary art. Roots &amp; Culture not only offers exhibition opportunities, but also allows artists to direct and curate programming, which simultaneously interacts with and shapes the community where it resides. Roots &amp; Culture is going to change and develop the ways in which art is experienced and exhibited through progressive and innovative practices.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:31:27 +0000 School of the Art Institute of Chicago-Columbus Auditorium, 280 South Columbus Drive , Chicago, IL 60603 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 20:58:49 +0000 SOFA Chicago, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 <p>At SOFA expositions, prominent international galleries and dealers present masterworks bridging the worlds of design, decorative and fine arts, showcasing the rich visual heritage of the decorative arts alongside new, innovative expressions. The works presented bridge historical periods, art movements and cultures, from ethnographica, Asian arts and mid-twentieth century modern to the most cutting-edge contemporary arts and design. The expositions also feature an acclaimed Lecture Series and educational Special Exhibits.</p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 02:11:40 +0000 Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, 610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 <p><strong>Spertus Institute</strong> offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. Graduate programs and workshops train future leaders and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life. Public programs — including films, exhibits, speakers, seminars, and concerts — take place at the Institute's Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online. For more information, please visit <a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong></strong></a>.</p> <p><em style="line-height: 1.538em;">Spertus Institute is a partner in serving the community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation </em><em style="line-height: 1.538em;">of Metropolitan Chicago.</em></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:47:53 +0000