One hundred and thirty-two exhibitors will be on display at Art Chicago this week, which will be held on the seventh floor of the Chicago Merchandise Mart, in conjunction with the Merchandise Mart Antiques Fair (on the eighth floor), the Artist Project (in the lobby), the Intuit Show of Outsider Art (also on the eighth floor) and the Bridge Art Fair (a show of young galleries showing emerging contemporary work, which will be held across the street on the 12th floor of 350 West Mart Plaza).
Special art events are planned all over the city of Chicago under the banner of ARTropolis, much of it free to Art Chicago attendees and VIPs. Educational programs, guided tours, music, theatre and dance performances are planned at a variety of venues throughout the city: from major museums to small galleries, from world-class concert halls to cutting-edge clubs, from lakefront parks to exclusive private parties. Visit http://www.artropolischicago.com to find specific details on the events and activities planned.
Exhibitors focusing on photography include Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Ltd., Charles Cowles Gallery, Stephen Daiter Gallery/Daiter Contemporary, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Flowers, HackelBury Fine Art Ltd., Robert Koch Gallery, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Robert Mann Gallery, Lawrence Miller Gallery, Yossi Milo Gallery, P.P.O.W., Inc., Weinstein Gallery and Stephen Wirtz Gallery. In addition numerous exhibiting art dealers and galleries will also be showing photography, which has become the hottest area of contemporary art.
Our own company, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Ltd., will feature the work of Arthur Tress in the booth and on one of the AIPAD Project Walls, in addition to the contemporary work of Lisa Holden, who will be at the fair, Marcus Doyle, Stanko Abadzic, Krzysztof Pruszkowski and Joel D. Levinson. We will also show a select group of 20th-century masterworks.
Art Chicago will open Thursday, April 26 with an evening Preview to benefit Best Buddies International, from 6-9 p.m. Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.
The regular show hours for Art Chicago will run: Friday, April 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, April 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Monday, April 30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $15 and includes entrance to the other fairs at the Merchandise Mart, including Antiques Fair, the Artist Project, the Intuit Show of Outsider Art and the Bridge Art Fair.
Art Chicago is committed to addressing the needs of important collectors through "Gold Pass Program," a luxury program designed to cater to their needs. For more information, please contact David Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org . For more detail on Art Chicago and its extensive educational programs, just click on: http://www.artchicago.com/ .
For clients and readers of my newsletter, please contact me at 1-215-822-5662 (or my cell at 1-215-518-6962) or by email at email@example.com, if you are planning to attend, so that I can get you the most advantageous credentials for the show. Also, please let me know if you would like me to bring anything special to our booth at the fair. Contemporary Works/Vintage Works will be in booth 7-4022.
The Merchandise Mart is bordered by Wells and Orleans Streets on the east and west, and Kinzie Street and the Chicago River on the north and south. From I-90/94, exit east at Ohio Street. Turn south on Wells Street and drive four blocks to The Mart. The Chicago River is on the Merchandise Mart's south side.