Chicago Artists Month-- October is Chicago Artists Month, and there's so much going on. Check out the events and programs below to feed your creative soul.
Detail of mural by Rahmaan Statik at 16th and Wood, 25th Ward Art in Public Places
In the Neighborhood
The 18th annual Chicago Artists Month (CAM) is celebrating artists "In the Neighborhood."
Starting September 27-29 and running through October, discover the work of hundreds of Chicago artists through performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. Each weekend, CAM highlights different Chicago neighborhoods with a series of art events curated by a local arts expert.
The 2013 CAM Featured Neighborhoods and their curators are as follows:
2013 CAM Featured Artist Jake Myers / Celestial Bodies
Get ready to get in Cosmic Shape!
Every Sunday during Chicago Artists Month, get a cosmic workout with "Celestial Bodies," a six-episode interactive video series. Created by CAM Featured ArtistJake Myers and his team of over 70 Chicago artists, Celestial Bodies is a science-fiction exercise video for all ages. Jake and his gang - Dward, Carl, E-Grit, FAbz and his faithful dog, Dr. Doug - will lead a workout in a different CAM Featured Neighborhood each week. Start in Edgewater on September 29, and workout through Thursday October 31 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Science, art and aerobics collide in each 12-minute episode of Celestial Bodies.
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Chicago Artists Month combines curated weekends with a non-juried program featuring more than 200 events throughout October including open house/open studio tours, neighborhood art walks, informal discussions, workshops and exhibitions, featuring Chicago-based artists and arts organizations.
Chicago Artists Month is presented as part of an ongoing collaboration between the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District. In-kind support was received from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises®, Inc. and Chicago Gallery News. Many thanks to our program partners: 6018North, 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis, Alderman Harry Osterman and the 48th Ward, Arts Alive 45, Cedar Street Companies, Claretian Associates, Inc., Garfield Park Conservatory, South Shore Chamber Inc., South Chicago Chamber of Commerce, and Uptown United.