Launching the art-filled Chicago Artists Month, October 5th at 5PM, the Bridgeport Art Center (BAC), is hosting a block party featuring the Michigan City Soul Marching Band, a pig roast, food trucks, and two sensational art exhibits; “Will to Power” and “Light Sculpture/ Media Culture”, providing guests with two different artistic journeys as they view stunning pieces of artwork!
Will to Power takes visitors on the first city-wide smart phone app. art hunt with a chance to win original art work of collaborative art by 12 dynamic Chicago artists in the surrealist style of Salvador Dali! This is a new, exciting, interactive way to learn more about local artists by using your smart phone. Light Sculpture/Media Culture is multidisciplinary installation with light, sound and multimedia including light sculptures by Monika Wulfers and John David Mooney that recall the architectural grid of the city.
The Bridgeport Block Party –kickoff also hosts the Mash Tun craft beer fundraiser festival featuring some of the world’s best breweries. Flagship and rare beers will be poured alongside one-of-a-kind concoctions at the stunning Bridgeport Art Center Atrium. The festival will be held next to the center’s sculpture garden.
The Bridgeport Art Center is a focal point of the emerging art scene in the Bridgeport neighborhood. The beautifully renovated 500,000sq.ft. former warehouse retains many of the building’s original features, such as the skylights, wood plank flooring, and timber wood posts and beams, preserving the art center’s historic industrial integrity. It houses artists, fashion designers, a furniture consignment shop, a sculpture garden, and its crown jewel, the spectacular 18, 000sq.ft. event space overlooking the Chicago skyline and Chicago River.
Bridgeport Art Center is part of Chicago Artists Month 2012, the seventeenth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org