In addition to Kelsey's opening, there are lots of other venues in Chicago with shows opening on Friday and Saturday night. I came across these:
41st Annual Pilsen East Artists Open House, Friday 6-10pm; Sa-Su 12-7pm.
The PilsenEast Artists’ Open House is a unique opportunity to view the works of professional artists in the intimate venue of their studios and homes. Every year, during the last weekend in September, the Chicago Arts District comes alive with people walking down the streets, filling the studios and galleries, and spilling out into the courtyard. This is also a chance for artists to network, meet the art-going public and speak to them about their work, get and give input or to simply catch up with friends and colleagues. It has always maintained a very informal air and everyone is welcome.
Chicago Arts District
1945 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608
312-738-8000 Ext 108
Write Now: Artists and Letterforms
September 30, 2011 – April 29, 2012
Friday, September 30, 2011, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Opening Reception
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Rooms
For as long as there have been alphabets artists have explored the letterform, employing the fundamental element of written communication in many ways other than the setting of text. This exhibition presents recent works using letters and text in painting, printmaking, sculpture and video. Included in this exhibition is a Fluxus project with international submissions of mail art and concrete poetry.
The exhibition features more than 40 exhibitors--predominantly, but not exclusively, Chicago-based--including Jo Hormuth, Rick Valicenti, Ken Fandell, Jason Lazarus, Mario Gonzalez, Jr., Michael Thompson, Buzz Spector, Jason Pickleman, Joel Ross, Mike Genovese and more.
If you have a favorite gallery/venue in Chicago, please share it with everyone, especially if there is something happening the weekend we will be there!
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