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3RD FRIDAYS | OPEN STUDIOS | 7-10PM

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.

MARCH OPEN STUDIOS SPECIAL EVENTS

RIVER LEVEL:

Chicago Maritime Museum (0E5010) – Presentation | 7:30 PM | Historian Brian Ibsen, president of the Friends of the Viking Ship, will present on the fascinating story of the Viking Ship Friends is working so hard to preserve, protecting, and promote.

1ST FLOOR:

8A5E CHICAGO (1D1300) – Don’t miss out on this soft opening in the new 1st Floor location!  Stop by to sample savory and sweet cookies and scones and hand-crafted coffee service.  Enjoy digital & vinyl music selections and the retro gaming station and Music Beat Lab.  The Taco Truck will be rolling up to the atrium by 8 PM: Plancha Tacos and Q-dillas.  Sample Brews by: Motor Row South Loop.

3RD FLOOR:

Helen Dannelly & Jeff Hirst (3A3120) – View the new Amber Bronze Stripe Cluster is featured this evening and enjoy this artists inspiration from the natural world.
Maureen Claffy
(3B3210) – This vibrant studio features new artwork and great energy

4TH FLOOR:

GALLERYPAPER ARTS: TWO- AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORKS EXPLORING THE MEDIUM OF PAPER |Gallery Opening
Joe Fournier and the Nexus Ensemble – Playing in the 4th Floor Gallery

Resident Artist Corridor Gallery – check out the in house talent in this revolving exhibition.  Select artworks for sale!

Pop in to see what’s up: Lelde Kalmite (4F4042) | Joe Turner  (4F4008) | Richard Maltz (4F2018) | Fred Camper (4F4052) | ElevenEleven Jewelry (4E3050) | Jennifer Hodges (4D4430)

CHICAGO CERAMIC CENTER GALLERY – Tour the gallery and instructional space

Delvin McCray
(5D5300) – Demo garments from the spring collection view  past popular collections

Carol Brookes
(5B5250) – This larger than life studio is open for March!  Learn from the artists about the inspiration behind her pieces.

NEXT THIRD FRIDAY

April 21, 7-10PM

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