chicago artists, openings/shows

this weekend. a good one.



 atomic sketch @ evil olive. 

this months sketchers.


  • Kyle Francis Harter
  • David Simpson
  • John Airo
  • James Mosingo
  • Shane Swinnea
  • Fathom and Flip from OhNo!Doom.










common nonsense @ rotofugi


new works by ken keirns & scott tolleson 







Martha Cooper’s 25th Anniversary Edition of Subway Art
and Going Postal Book Signing
First Ever Chicago Handmade Sticker Exchange–All Stickers $5
and Making Deals Zine Premiere
Friday, May 1st 5-10 PM


@ 1114 n. ashland ave.









Upset mag will be holding a silent art benefit Saturday, May 2nd in Chicago.  All money raised will go to the families of Andrew Cazares, Fausto Manzera, and Nazon Simmons .  


Street Unity Silent Art Auction

Saturday, May 2nd 8-11 pm

Rumble Arts Center

3413 W. North Avenue, Chicago








Benefit raising funds for Colon Cancer Research. LOTS of good artists involved and not listed on the flier. check it out if you can, you wont be disappointed.

May 2nd 5pm-midnight
Maya Essence
4357 n. Lincoln ave 







all weekend.


More than an art fair, NEXT is a showcase for the world’s talents and an adventure in cutting-edge culture. An opportunity to redefine the relationship between art and its public, NEXT is a portal to seeing contemporary art in new, innovative, eye-opening ways. NEXT will include works from both commercial and non-commercial arts organizations–galleries, project spaces, art publications and key private contemporary collections from around the world.

The Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654

more info here.

list of exhibitors



mutt-show“The MUTT Show boasts an artist line up of some of the top international designer vinyl customizers in the scene today. The show serves to showcase this extreme talent while also introducing the new DIY toy ” mutt” with a bang. From animal to vehicle, each artist brings a completely unique interpretation and approach to the toy’s shape. Fresh from NYC, the show is “RELOADED” for it’s stop at A.Okay Official. All new customs join the already killer line up making this an event not to miss.

the mutt show @ aokay officia

opening friday @ 6pm.



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