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3RD FRIDAYS | OPEN STUDIOS

Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and woodworkers open their studios with interactive demonstrations and special in-studio events. Every month is something different – don’t miss out on this FREE art-filled experience!

FREE parking in the North Lot. Complimentary wine and refreshments served. Upon arrival please enter using the NORTH ENTRANCE.

SEPTEMBER 16TH OPEN STUDIOS SPECIAL EVENTS

RIVER LEVEL:

Haldoor Woodworking (0A1020) – Bonfire by the River (accessible through this studio) (weather permitting) will start 9 PM till midnight. New artworks and honey for sale.

Chicago Maritime Museum (0E5010) – LECTURE: Richard Lanyon Draining Chicago: The Early City and North Area| 7:30 PM

Pressd Apparel (0B2025) – Check out his full service, high volume print shop in the RIVER LEVEL of the BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER. Stop down to see the lively operation and stay to screen print your own shirt!

3RD FLOOR:

3RD FLOOR GALLERY – UNBROKEN: ART AFTER INJURY This exhibit highlights the accomplishments, pain, happiness, loss, and beauty of artists with spinal cord injury and paralysis. NOW – SEPTEMBER 28.

Jeff Hirst / Helen Dannelly (3A3120) – This printmaking studio is open for exploration and learn about upcoming classes and programs.

Maureen Claffy Fine Art (3R3210) – This colorful, chic studio is open with new artworks on the 3rd Floor.

4TH FLOOR:

PROJECT ONWARD (4D4400) – New gallery exhibition: YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW featuring artworks reflecting on some of Chicago’s most memorable and original architectural wonders.

4TH FLOOR GALLERY HARD TO BELIEVE: VISUAL ILLUSIONS OF REALITY. This exhibition of hyper realism showcases paintings and drawings so skillfully representational that it’s difficult to distinguish them from photographs.

Margaret Small (4F4060) – NEW Exhibition of drawings in studio.

Fred Camper (4F4052) – You’ve seen his artwork in the 4th Floor Gallery and hallways and now is your chance to visit with this creative artist in his studio.

8A5E CHICAGO (4F4054) – Cold Brew from Passion House Coffee Roasters, Retail Whole Beans for sale, Fresh Brewed Semi-Sweet Iced Tea & Single Origin Hand Pour Coffee. Retro-Gaming Station. Vinyl Selections by NineML. BYO.

Tamara Wasserman (4F4011) – Tamara’s latest collection of artwork will keep you wishing summer would stick around. See it in her studio.

5TH FLOOR:

CHICAGO CERAMIC CENTER GALLERY – Don Pollack: THIS LAND IS NOT EMPTY This exhibition follows the American frontier for 3,000 miles through Native American Country.

Ananda Duszynski (5D5390) – This FASHION DESIGN CENTER studio is open with new bags and fashion for sale!

Will Shotwell (5D5401) – This studio prides itself on American hand crafted quality leather goods – see a variety of products in this studio.

NEXT THIRD FRIDAY

October 21, 7-10PM

Please check back for current schedule that is updated a few days before the event.