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Pendry brings artists to neighborhoods

Pendry brings artists to neighborhoods
I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Pendry Chicago. Pendry partnered with five local artists to paint live at locations throughout the city. The goal was to allow the community to take part, and the finished pieces will be on display at Pendry in June. This is what Chicago needs more of!... Read more »

UNDONE, live at Pilsen Yards

Physical art shows are so yesterday, at least in today’s world. While Artist Replete operates as an online art gallery, I bet they prefer in-person when it comes to shows. Regardless, it’s a thrill they are hosting their first virtual art show, UNDONE, featuring artists Jenny Vyas and Rawooh. Artist Replete is here for artists Artist Replete... Read more »

Janesville brought back memories & infused my soul

I follow Wallpapered City on social media, and when I saw they were curating several murals in downtown Janesville, I knew a trip was in order. Mural festivals have been canceled like everything else this year, so I was ecstatic. More importantly, it would renew my family history. Family history Fun fact — Janesville was named... Read more »
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ShowPlace ICON Theatre, Repurposed

The ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Roosevelt Collection Shops isn’t currently open due to the pandemic. Just because the interior is temporarily closed, doesn’t mean visiting isn’t warranted, especially if you’re smitten with art. An uplifting makeover The ICON received a makeover with the addition of uplifting murals thanks to the direction of Beth Swanson. Beth... Read more »

Event of the season — "Paint It Up Art Weekend"

There are many reasons to explore a gem like Uptown (think art, food, architecture, and rich history). I recently explored the art scene in Uptown, as the murals are abundant and flourishing. I started at the Clifton Street Art Gallery to see the new additions since my last visit. The gallery offers a nice variety of... Read more »

Isolate with DJ Quantify

How is everyone doing out there in isolation land? During these precarious circumstances, I think we can all agree that people are coming together and looking for ways to make everyone’s days a little brighter. In this case, a little louder. I found out about Justin Quandt and his DJ Balcony Series through the True... Read more »
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Best Way to Honor "Get Your Ass Inside"

Some of us are making the most of our time being ordered to stay inside. I bet just about everyone has seen the Lori Lightfoot memes floating around the internet, but have you seen these stickers? David Ratulowski is the quarantined genius behind them and it’s a no brainer they are selling like hotcakes. David... Read more »

Celebrate Weed at Chicago Truborn

Love it or hate it, Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize marijuana as of January 1, 2020. To celebrate this milestone, Chicago Truborn hosted a gallery night entitled “Weed the People – A Celebration of Freedom” on January 11th. I planned to attend and cover the show; however, I was under the weather... Read more »

The Underground Art Market had me at Hello

I recently attended the Underground Art Market for two specific reasons — to explore the exquisite oddities at Salvage One and meet one of my favorite local artists, Daniel Wilson. Of course, I also planned to visit the many vendors in attendance to check out their wares. What is the Underground Art Market? The art market is... Read more »
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Make a Beeline for Hubbard Avenue

One of my favorite areas for strolling is the B_Line Chicago, located in the Fulton Market District. The B_Line has a long history dating back to 1971 and is seeing a rebirth thanks to managing curator, Levar Hoard. 200 new murals are being created over time along the B-Line. I pop over to Hubbard Avenue... Read more »