May Fair Program



EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Showcasing work by over 120 talented artists, all of whom have been specially selected by an expert-led selection committee, each edition of The Other Art Fair provides art lovers with the opportunity to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging artists - your chance to invest in the maker!

120 artists | 1000s of artworks | $150 upwards


 

GUEST ARTIST

Supporting our exhibiting artists, every edition of the fair features an internationally renowned Guest Artist, each launching their own limited edition works of art created exclusively for the fair.

Past Guest Artists include Hebru Brantley, Tracey Emin, Gary Baseman and Polly Morgan. 

Chicago Guest Artist announcing very soon! Keep watch...





 

FRIDAY LATE presented by AMFM

Art's biggest Friday! Join The Other Art Fair and AMFM on Friday May 17th from 5pm-10pm for The Other Friday Late - open to all Private View + Friday-Sunday ticket holders.

Expect a curated program of music, performances and special events from leading artists, DJs and emerging musicians from AMFM. Plus complimentary cocktails from the gin experts at Bombay Sapphire. 

AMFM is a Chicago-based brand for artists and the people. Committed to supporting emerging and established interdisciplinary artists by offering a platform to showcase their work on a larger scale and to the public.



 

ILLUSTRATION CORNER

Each day of the fair the Illustration Corner features a series of talented illustration artists from across Chicago presenting an interactive drop-in project.  An opportunity for you to get a free custom original art work! 

Exciting illustrators to be announced soon!

PHOTO DOODLEBOMB

Say cheese.... and doodle 

An interactive feature with the opportunity to doodle a photos of yourself for free. 

GREENER FUTURE

In 2019, The Other Art Fair is setting itself the challenge of creating a Greener Future... 

Teaming up with Broadcaster and Global Head of Collections at Soho House & Co. Kate Bryan as curator, The Other Art Fair has programmed a year-long series of events, initiatives and exhibitions to take the steps to becoming more sustainable.

For more information on our Greener Future features click here

ART UPCYCLE

Art Upcyle is a new initiative included in our Greener Future challenge for 2019.  Visitors can revive their old, unwanted artwork with the help of some special creative talent! Bring unloved artwork to The Other Art Fair and have them transformed into a new one of a kind original work of art!

Upcycle artist schedule: 

Meghan Borah, Friday May 17, 7-9pm 

Badass Cross Stitch, Saturday May 18, 12-2pm

Melissa Leandro, Saturday May 18, 3- 5pm 

Whit Forrester, Sunday May 19, 1-3pm

Click here to PRE-BOOK your artist slot today as spots are limited. Purchase includes unlimited entry to the fair everyday, including the Private View. 

For more information on our Greener Future features click here

LITTLE BLACK PEARL 25TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER

Little Black Pearl is a nonprofit serving youth in Chicago’s south side neighbourhoods exploring, expressing and challenging their ideas and feelings through art.  Little Black Pearl works diligently to counter the challenges urban youth face by providing a safe environment, positive role models, and rigorous program and skill development activities and opportunities.    

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Little Black Pearl will be creating a mini-exhitbion at The Other Art Fair showcasing hanging sculptures from their glass-blowing studio, made by their students in response to the theme of underwater. 



SAATCHI ART CURATOR TOURS

Experience The Other Art Fair through a curator's eyes. Join the Saatchi Art curators on free guided tours of the fair, featuring highlight artists with distinct styles and key art investment opportunities with price points under $1,000. Head to the Saatchi Art booth to begin your tour. 

Book your place on the below tours by emailing toni@theotherartfair.com:

Friday May 17th: 6pm-6:30pm
Saturday May 18th: 3pm-3:30pm
Sunday May 19th: 3pm-3:30pm

 

THE FAIR BAR

A fully stocked fair bar to keep you hydrated PLUS head to the Bombay Sapphire dedicated bar for complimentary Bombay Sapphire cocktails.

CREATIVE MUSCLE PODCAST

Creative Muscle is a Chicago based podcast studio trying to debunk the myth that creativity is just for artists. Each episode, through various interviews, discussions and performances, is intended to help you channel your creativity to make a better life for yourself and the world around you. Creative Muscle, who will have a project space onsite at the fair and will be creating a mini series of podcasts featuring Fair Director Sophie Lucas and highlighting exhibiting artists.

FOOD & CAFE POP UPS

Local restaurants bring a fresh food offering onsite from delicious seasonal menus.   

KIDS CREATE

Younger visitors can unleash their artistic flair and participate in creative art activities and crafty challenges suitable for all ages.

The fair offers free entry to children under 16. 

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