The fall art season has been underway since the beginning of September, but some Chicago art lovers have been waiting for a recent tradition to kick off to mark the start of their autumnal art appreciation. This year marks the fifth iteration of the Terrain Biennial, a (mostly) outdoor and multisite exhibition of artist projects […]
You may have seen one of Jenny Lam’s blank, prestamped, self-addressed postcards affixed to a light pole or on a bookstore shelf somewhere in the city. The postcards always feature the same prompt: “Tell me one thing you dream of doing before you die. Use this card as your canvas.” Lam, a Chicago-based artist and […]
Black cartoonists from Chicago are featured in a new book and included in a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Upcoming events and distractions from our listings coordinator
What our listings coordinator is musing about this week
Chicago hip-hop producer and visual artist Robert Krums has been making music for nearly two decades, and for most of that time he went by the name Earmint. About five years ago, he reinvented himself as Spectacular Diagnostics. Fortunately, the reputation in the national underground he’d earned as Earmint helped him assemble a hit squad […]
Muralists use boarded-up storefronts as their new canvas as part of Paint the City.
What we’re reading, watching, listening to, etc., to pass the time.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Chicago artist and designer Heather Anderson.
Sandy Ewen’s music is a constant series of negotiations. She’s constantly seeing what new sounds she can get out of her guitar, using found objects such as steel-wool scrubbing pads, dowels, bolts, cat-grooming brushes, and lengths of chalk. She’s also an inveterate collaborator who relishes chances to test her compatibility with new acquaintances or to […]
The 60 wrd/min project aims to keep overseas creatives in the U.S.
This week’s featured gig poster was created by local artist Chris Day.
Longtime Theater Oobleck ensemble member Dave Buchen sees hurricane devastation from his house on a hill in San Juan.
Lyntuan Jones, artist and co-owner of apparel brand Create The New World, sports the clothes he extracts from of his work.
Street View featuring artist friends Teacup Dragun and IkeZero from St. Louis, MO rocking matching camo jackets and multiple layers.