Chicago’s 2nd Friday Art Crawl

Posted by The G on September 18, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | 3 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Bryan D Sperry

Bryan D. Sperry

I visited Chicago recently and I wanted to tell you about one of the coolest things I discovered in the Windy City.  On the second Friday of the month starting off on 18th and South Halstad Street from 6 – 10 PM, over 30 galleries in the area participate in an art crawl.

Charting The Self by David Platter

Charting The Self by David Platter

The art varied in size, shape and medium (including performance art) and on the night I went, the free event brought out a very mixed crowd, which was really inspiring to see.  As we toured the various galleries, it gave an outsider like me a glimpse of the art community in Chicago.

Pooh's Corner by Bear Head

Pooh’s Corner by Bear Head

Doing some research about the art walk made me like this even more as these spaces are owned by the Podmajersky family.  They launched the Chicago Arts District (CAD) in 2002 with the goal of creating a destination art community and economic stability for artists looking to become entrepreneurs.  That is so awesome, according2g!

Billowing Drops by Nikki Renee Anderson

Billowing Drops by Nikki Renee Anderson

You can read more about this really cool project and art walk on the official Chicago Arts District website.  If you live in the Chicago area, you should definitely take advantage of this event and if you are visiting, you might want to plan a trip to coincide with the second Friday of the month.

Art Crawl Chicago

Inside a residence/performance space at Art Crawl Chicago

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