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Frank Thomas Inducted into Baseball Hall 0f Fame

Whether you root for the Cubs or the Sox come baseball season, all of Chicago can join together when one of the city’s most loved baseball players is recognized and celebrated.  Last month former White Sox player, Frank Thomas, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Although he was born in Georgia, Frank […]

Overcome Winter Blues with Chicago Art

As winter drags on with the cold, short daylight hours, and snow, it’s easy to begin to feel just…blah.  Perk yourself up by taking in an art exhibition or two this season.  Here are three exhibits that are not to be missed this winter in the Chicago area: 1. “Reading Women” by Carrie Schneider at Monique Meloche […]

3 Ways Chicago Rocked Art in 2013

With an abundance of museums, galleries, and artists, Chicago has always been a center for art.  And 2013 brought even more art and opportunity to our city.  Here are three ways that last year rocked for the Chicago art world. Chicago rocked: 1. Art fairs. Although we lost the MDW fair for artist-run galleries, Chicago bounced back […]

Spend New Year’s Eve at the Theatre

Looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Eve this year?  End the year right by supporting other artists and taking in a theatre performance that day. There are several theatres around Chicago with NYE performances, and chances are there will be a show that will match your mood that day. Check out Broadway in […]

Solve a Holiday Art Mystery at the Museum

Do you like a little mystery with your art this holiday season?  Well, the Art Institute of Chicago has just the thing for you. Once again, the Art Institute is presenting “Gifts to the City”, a selection of acquisitions and loans that have become a part of the museum’s collection this year.  Two of the most exciting […]

Celebrates the Holidays with Lincoln Park Zoo

With the holidays right around the corner, we won’t have to wait long until beauty of the season is revealed.  One of the best ways to take in the holiday sights is to find trees that are decorated in their holiday best. But why see yet another evergreen illuminated with tiny rainbow-hued lights when there […]

Halloween Art Exhibit Ongoing for October

Take a spooky break from your life and visit the ongoing Ninth Annual Halloween Art Exhibit currently running through the end of the month. The exhibit is located at the 2007 Mars Gallery located at 1139 West Fulton Market in downtown Chicago. The annual Halloween exhibit has always been dedicated to celebrating the holiday and […]

October Celebrates Chicago Artists Month

  The Windy City has geared up for yet another annual celebration of Chicago’s artists. For the eighteenth year, Chicago Artists Month will be celebrated throughout October. According to chicagonow.com, the celebration will feature 200+ scheduled events featuring everything from paintings to live performances to a wide variety of exhibitions. Four of Chicago’s neighborhoods will […]

Recap of Expo Chicago at Navy Pier

Despite having to compete with nearly one hundred other international art shows at this time, Expo Chicago was determined to break any sophomore jinx when it set up shop at Navy Pier in Chicago last weekend. Tony Karman, president of Expo Chicago, has been tirelessly pursuing the art enclaves of the country in an effort […]

Startling Giant Head Planters Come to Chicago’s Sidewalks

Giant heads have come to the sidewalks of Chicago and they are, perhaps, the most unique flower planters anywhere. The sculptures stand at eleven feet and there are over a dozen of them dispersed along the lower end of Michigan Avenue. More unique still is their ability to retain rainwater and thus be able to […]

Unique Sculptures Wanders Their Way to the Windy City

A new, and unique, artistic display has recently gone on view at Grant Park in Chicago. The work is entitled “Borders” and was created by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir of Iceland. There are 26 life sized sculptures of human like figures cast in bronze and aluminum. The display can be seen in the Solti Garden section of […]

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Chicago’s Fountain Art Fair is Coming

Chicago’s art scene continues to thrive and make noise and September will be no exception. Two major art fairs will hit town mid month beginning with the Fountain Art Fair running from September 20-22. It will be an art fair offering alternative art works from a company based in Brooklyn, NY. The Fountain Fair will […]

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Two New Gallery Bars Open in Downtown Chicago

Two all new art gallery bars have opened in downtown Chicago. One is the River North Gallery Bar located at 738 North Clark and the other is Fame at 2015 West Division Street. The Gallery Bar has a rotating stock that will feature all new pieces every month. There seems to be no overriding theme […]

Young Chicago Artist Attains National Prominence

A young local artist who grew up in the Bronzeville section of the Windy City, with no formal training in art, has just recently gained popularity in the art world. At just thirty-two years of age, Hebru Brantley has come to the gain national recognition for his paintings. His paintings have been to art lovers […]

Wood’s American Gothic: A True American Icon

Painter Grant Wood’s stunning American Gothic has long since passed into legend and become a true American icon. In 1930, Wood, a native of Iowa, saw the house and decided to use it for inspiration and his entry into an art contest being sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago. After sketching and thinking, Wood […]