May 2019 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

Renowned Chicago-based artists Sandra Antongiorgi will be the Guest Artist at this second edition of the fair.  An accomplished singer, songwriter, and painter originally from Puerto Rico, Antongiorgi is best known for her collaborative mural, ‘Weaving Cultures’ at 16th and Blue Island.  Winning The Chicago Readers, ‘Best Mural of 2017’, the mural is unique in that it features a transgender Latine, and serves the gap between divided neighborhoods and honors underrepreseted women of color.

In her studio work, Antongiorgi continues to draw upon life experiences, and the power of relationships, culture, boundaries, mysticism and spirituality.  Her extensive work and collaborations explore the human biology to reveal the inherent splendor and humanity while raising awareness of the silent suffering of a society that is exposed to violence, incarceration and systematic marginalization.

A limited edition print of Weaving Cultures made exclusively for the fair will be available for purchase at the fair for $200.



 

FRIDAY LATE presented by AMFM

Art's biggest Friday! Join The Other Art Fair and AMFM on Friday May 17th from 6pm-10pm for The Other Friday Late - open to all Private View + Friday-Sunday ticket holders.

Expect a curated program of performers including Yomi a dream-pop jazz harpist from Chicago, Windy Indie a classically trained violinist from West Side Chicago and Djedi a tap dancer that fuses traditional dance form of tap with hip hop. Plus complimentary BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin cocktails.

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.



 

LIVE DJ SETS

DJ sets presented by Reckless Records throughout Thursday and Friday

JEFF PAK'S COLORING WALL

AMFM presents Jeff Pak's coloring wall

Jeff Pak will transform a booth into into giant coloring book pages. Jeff draws and creates a world and has the audience participate by coloring the walls to break the stigma between art and audience. His goal is to eliminate that separation and have everyone come together and creating something.

ILLUSTRATION CORNER, PRESENTED BY SOCIETY 6

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! 

Our full lineup of illustrators: 

Thursday May 16, 5-7pm & 7.30-9.30pm - Tyler Feder (featured above)

Friday May 17, 4-5pm & 6-9pm - Vivian Le 

Saturday May 18, 1-3pm & 4-6pm - I Make Girls (Audrey Brown) 

Sunday May 19, 12pm- 2pm & 3pm - 5pm - Chetna Mehta 

PHOTO DOODLEBOMB

Say cheese.... and doodle 

Visitors will be given the opportunity to get creative on an instant photo taken at the fair.  

Swap your photo for a free cocktail at the creative workshop and cocktail area.

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.

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: 

Sam Kirk, Thursday May 16, 7-9pm

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

TREASURES AND TROVES EXHIBITION

OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER

‘Treasures and Troves’ celebrates Charity Partner Little Black Pearl’s 25th anniversary, featuring a collection of glass sculptures, acrylic paintings, photography and graphics created by the charity’s talented students to emulate the colors, fluidity and peacefulness of an aquatic environment.

Lead Artists/Instructors: Armand Morris, Daria Amerik, Nikki Vitchner

Student Artists: Aisha Littleton, Camryn Broaster, Christiana Blount, David Edwards, Devonte Carpenter, Erin Taylor, Keenan Brown, Kendall Rosco, Lamaya Watkins, Nasia Duncan, Reina Hugley, Steven Austin, Turone Jackson.

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.      

VITAL PROTEINS 

OFFICIAL WATER PARTNER

Vital Proteins help provide healthy living through their sustainably-sourced and collagen based nutrition products.  Sample refreshing and delicious flavours at The Other Art Fair Chicago. 

EMMY STAR BROWN INTERACTIVE MURAL

Take part in artist Emmy Star Brown's interactive coloring wall, presented by Vital Proteins. 



SAATCHI ART CURATOR TOURS

Experience The Other Art Fair through a curator's eyes. Saatchi Art’s expert curators present free daily guided tours of The Fair that highlight artists with distinct styles, provide art historical context, and spotlight potential investment opportunities.

Head to the Saatchi Art stand for a free tour:

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

Or book a private tour by emailing toni@theotherartfair.com

THE FAIR BAR

A fully stocked fair bar to keep you hydrated, including craft beers, wines and delicious 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.

Listen to full podcast here

FOOD POP UP WITH RAW

With a mission to promote the powers of plant-based foods and provide food to nourish, fuel and inspire, health-food restaurant RAW (Raising Awareness Worldwide) are serving freshly prepared raw vegan meals, coffee, superfood smoothies and cold-pressed elixirs.

KIDS CREATE

Younger visitors can unleash their artistic flair and participate in creative art activities including Jeff Pak's coloring wall and Emmy Star Brown's interactive mural. 

The fair offers free entry to children under 16. 

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