he Collection is a gallery event that brings together Chicago’s creative and professional communities. Throughout the evening emerging artists have the opportunity to display and sell their work while building relationships with the next generation of young philanthropists and art collectors.
Food and beverages will be served throughout the course of the evening. We will be featuring prime rib sliders from Chicago Chop House.
Entertainment for the evening includes funky beats by DJ Mochi and live painting from Barrett Keithley.
Net proceeds from the event will go directly to support UNICEF’s critical and life-saving work for children worldwide.
Mamby On The Beach, happening June 23 and 24, 2018 at Oakwood Beach, is Chicago’s only summer beach music festival on Lake Michigan, yielding a majestic experience unlike anything else in the city. The two-day event stands as an all-inclusive patchwork of diverse performances with artists representing every genre in the music spectrum all the way to its most central pillars.
The goal of Mamby extends beyond simply curating a unique lineup of musical djs, performers and artists, as it strives to preserve and celebrate the rich history of Chicago while immersing concertgoers in the its unparalleled beauty and summertime sensations. For attendees who want to take a dip in the lake, a barefoot stroll through the sand, or a musical romp alongside the festival’s exhilarated fans, Mamby provides the perfect, sun-soaked getaway. Don't forget to take a break from the music with our complimentary yoga, volleyball, wellness sessions, tarot card readings, beautification stations, live art and much more.
A collection of Chicago's premier visual artists come together to speak about their careers, including how they got their start and how they developed their artistic voice.
The panelists will also speak on their experiences working with brands, and how they turned their creative work into a business.
• Elizabeth Margulis | https://www.bighairbigcity.com
• Ali6 | http://ali6chicago.com
• Keithstone Smith AKA Afrokilla
This panel is presented by Dynasty Podcasts x Mosaic, and will by moderated by Dynasty Podcasts host Jaime Black. The event will be held in the first floor event space of Mosaic's Fulton Market offices. Attendance is free.
More details coming soon.
Creating a public mural in Humboldt Park in collaboration with Jordan Castillo.
ACTIVATE the Chicago Riverwalk on June 7 with the muse, EVO, as your guide. Inspired by DuSable's historic trading post along the river, the event site will transform into a vibrant bazaar environment. EVO's Bazaar allows guests to experience Chicago's history and exist in its modern-day creative renaissance simultaneously. Enjoy art installations including a live tribute painting of DuSable, live music, dance performances, themed cocktails and plenty of ACTIVATE's signature surprise moments.
Event is free and open to the public. RSVP in advance for a free drink ticket (21+).
ACTIVATE is a popular annual series of pop-up arts programs launched in 2014 that transform alleys and other unexpected places into creative exhibition spaces. ACTIVATE brings people together for an evening of exploration, interaction and celebration in the public realm, inspiring guests to see the Loop anew.
This is the fifth annual ACTIVATE season, and the first time CLA has partnered with the same curatorial group for all four events. Canvas Chicago, the collective behind Voyager NYE and Sub Chroma, joined CLA in developing the season theme, “(EVO)lution.”
“(EVO)lution” refers to EVO, a fictional muse representing all of the artistic intentions in Chicago that lead to the continuous evolution of the city’s modern-day arts and culture. EVO is able to open portals to parallel universes, so each ACTIVATE event will see a location in the Loop transformed, with attendees transported to an alternate version of the same space.
Emily Dahlquist, associate director of Canvas Chicago, said Canvas makes for a great partner with CLA and the ACTIVATE series.
“We are skilled at transforming space and bringing people into a different environment that later leaves them inspired,” Dahlquist said. “With CLA’s dedication to placemaking and activating public space, we’re excited to inspire people in the Loop who live there, work there or use it as an axis point.”
SPiN is partnering with Paradigm Creatve Group to bring you an incredible evening filled with ping pong and live art activations as we prepare for our annual table donation to Chicago Public Schools!
12 local artists will create masterpieces revolving around one main theme on the 12 tables that we’re donating to CPS!
One table will be raffled off with the proceeds going to Unicef
We'll be proudly pouring samples of Monaco cocktails
Also, from 10PM - 12AM, we'll put on an extra special Players Night interactive ping pong show with special guests!
Repost from Brooklyn Boulders: Our friends at lululemon Chicago hosted an intimate Sofar Sounds a couple weeks ago surrounded by work from their latest artist resident, Keithstone Smith. We're excited to announce that Keithstone (AFROKILLA) will be live painting on our building at Movement on Monroe this weekend!
Free to the public, RSVP below. 👇
Notion Presents: Lunar Tide Music & Arts Festival
Lunar Tide Music and Arts Festival is a celebration of not only the amazing music that inspires us, but of the art that surrounds us on a daily basis.
Music is the inspiration and art is the appreciation.
Click here for more info including tickets!
BASSNECTAR proudly announces CHICAGO SPRING GATHERING 2018, taking place on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st as the first installment of his four seasonal events, presented by Silver Wrapper, React Presents, and Madison House Presents. The lineup brings together the finest names in bass music for a two-day event at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
Live Painting with a huge lineup of artists. Check the link for more information!
Launching Punch Bowl Social Chicago in West Loop this Saturday! 🦌🍻 All ticket proceeds go towards a very warm charity KT's Kids ❤🎫 Ticket gets you: Great food, craft dranks, super rad activities, and live music by Local H 🎸
The tape dispenser needs a little TLC so we're keepin' it groovy and having Chicago artist/muralist Keith Smith aka Afrokilla live-painting it on Thursday at 9pm.
Collective Arts Brewing on draft: Ransack the Universe and Dry Hopped Sour and Stranger Than Fiction cans.
Early Bird Special: 1/2 price drinks and cocktails from 6-8pm
Sauced is a roving night market dedicated to emerging chefs, artists and that guy from high school who’s a DJ now – an evening of food, art and debauchery set to the tune of “Hypnotize.”
Sauced pops up from the underground to make your nights more interesting – like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with less pizza and more steamed dumplings.
The next event will be November 10th. Come out and mingle!
Rude Gents and The Life Project Chicago:
¡Pachanga!: Dia de los Muertos
Move your cadera with Chicago’s favorite Latin bands playing live Cumbias, Salsa, Merengue, Fandango, Rock en Español, Reggaeton, Norteñas, Tamborazos,
Latin House y mucho mas every month!
Sample from our Late night Tianguis/Artist Market
Featuring Live Painting by Chicago’s prominent
pintores and craftsmen/women.
Sports lifestyle brand ’47 and Champs Sports are bringing the premier live art battle, “Secret Walls” to Chicago, featuring local street artists JC Rivera and Afrokilla, who go head-to-head in a 90-minute art battle.
Chicago’s only beachside summer music festival. The eclectic festival will take place from Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, once again on the grassy-field and sand-swept coast of Oakwood Beach. Music, Vendors, live art, and memorible summer vibes :)
I'll be creating a 87 foot wide mural for my hometown Creston, Iowa as a collaboration with the senior high school students.
I am honored and thrilled to be a part of this event. I have developed mock ups with the high school art teacher to make this a very playful and encouraging piece. Stay tuned!
MOCA Group art mural project
currated by MOCA owner Danny Marks.
20+ Artists creating a mural for MOCA. The area each artist will have will be about 3' wide x about 9' high. You don't have to go all the way up to 9'. Also, the idea is not to have a full background painted but to have a cannabis plant on the white background. I think that will work better with the different artists.