Chicago Artists Month Kicks Off with Art Walks, Open Studios and More


Residents all around Chicago can get their share of visual art starting this month as Chicago Artists Month kicks of its 16th annual celebration. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, local visual artists will display their work in more than 200 events ranging from exhibitions to open studio tours and neighborhood art walks in more than 45 neighborhoods throughout the city.

With the theme of “Artful Networks,” Chicago Artists Month will explore the communities of the Chicago artists and their work, allowing art lovers, enthusiasts and the curious to discover where artists live, work and exhibit.





October 13-16, 2011


EDGEART Art Walk, October 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Start at That Little Mexican Café, 1055 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.


Bronzeville Trolley Tour, October 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Start at Gallery Guichard, 3521 S. King Dr. Call 773.373.8000 or


18th Street Pilsen Open Studios, October 15, noon-8:00 p.m. and October 16, noon-6:00 p.m. Start at Colibri Studio/Gallery, 2032 W. 18th St. Call 312.733.8431 or visit


Little Village Arts Festival, October 15 and 16, noon-8:00 p.m. Start at Cathedral Café, 2500 S. Christiana Ave. Call 312.972.3808 or


WPA 2.0, a brand new deal. Tour the Mexican Murals in Pilsen, October 15 and 16, 2:00 p.m. Start at Colibri Studio/Gallery, 2032 W. 18th St. Admission is $10. Call 312.733.8431 or visit


East Garfield Park Art Walk, October 16, noon-6:00 p.m. Start at Switching Station Artist Lofts, 15 S. Homan Avenue. Call 773.722.2003.


October 21-23, 2011


ArtView in LakeView Trolley Event, October 21, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Start at Art de Triumph & Artful Framer Studios, 2938 N. Clark St. Call773.832.4038 or visit


Bridgeport Art Walk, October 22, 1:00-6:00 p.m. and October 23, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Start at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St. Call312.560.9251.


October 30, 2011


Annual Pullman Dia de los Muertos Altar Walk, October 30, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Start at Bullen residence, 619 E. 111 St. Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 773.660.2341 or visit


Artists frequently choose to work with their peers in buildings containing multiple studios and communal spaces where equipment, resources and ideas are shared. During Chicago Artists Month, visitors will be able to view some of Chicago’s most popular artist havens, as they open their doors to welcome guests into their private work spaces.


October 14-16, 2011

Artists at the Mart, October 14, noon-5:00 p.m. at Chicago Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza. Call 1.800.677.6278 or

The Fine Arts Building Second Fridays Open Studios, October 14, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at The Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave. Call708.822.0063 or visit

Lacuna Presents: Collaborative Connection, October 14, 3:00 p.m.-midnight at Lacuna Artist Loft Studios, 2150 S. Canalport Ave. Call773.609.5638 or visit

Grand Opening Platform Studios 1821 Hubbard Open House, October 14, 6:00 p.m.-midnight at Hubbard Street Lofts, 1821 Hubbard St. Call 312.243.2868 or visit

Barbara Hashimoto: Twenty Years of Collaborations and Residencies, October 15, noon-4:00 p.m. at Bauer Latoza Studio, 2241 S. Wabash Ave. Call 312.446.3171 or visit

12th Annual Open Studio, October 15 and 16, noon-6:00 p.m. at Albany Carroll Arts Building, 319 N. Albany Ave. Call 773.638.3500 or visit

CPG at CPC: Ink In the City, Fridays and Saturdays in October, noon-5:00 p.m. at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 4642 N. Western Ave. Call 773.293.2070 or visit

Group Gallery Show and Open Studio Walk, October 15 and 16, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf Ave. Call773.465.4652 or visit

Switching Station Artist Lofts Open House, October 16, noon-6:00 p.m. at Switching Station Artist Lofts, 15 S. Homan Ave. Call773.722.2003.

October 21-23, 2011

Fresh 2030 Artist Studio Open House, October 21, 7:00 p.m.-midnight at 2030 Artist Cooperative, 2030 W. Hubbard St. Call773.680.4937 or visit

Hubbard Street Studios Open House, October 22, noon-4:00 p.m. at Hubbard Street Studios, 1732 W. Hubbard St., 3rd Floor. Call773.220.7823.

Bridgeport Art Center Open Studios, October 22 and 23, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St. Call 773.927.7030 or visit

Art Connections, October 22, noon-6:00 p.m. and October 23, noon-5:00 p.m. at ZhouB Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St. Call 773.523.0200 or visit

October 29, 2011

TraVERSE 2.1: Pulse…Pointe…Poetry…Paint, October 29, noon-5:00 p.m. at Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Call773.656.6650 or visit

Additional information about Chicago Artists Month activities can be found by visiting This includes over 200 events that feature Chicago’s visual artists around the city. For more information about the visual arts community in Chicago and its ongoing efforts, visit