The Other Art Fair Chicago

Chicago’s favorite independent artist showcase returns for May 27 – 30, 2020 with a brand new Downtown home in the iconic Skylight at the Chicago Board of Trade Building.

The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art gives you the opportunity to meet a curated selection of over 120 independent artists and browse thousands of pieces to suit every budget under one roof. With prices starting from as little as $150, this is an art fair for everyone. Whether you’re a first-time art buyer, seasoned collector, curator, investor, gallery owner, art lover or anything in between, you are guaranteed to find something to add to (or start!) your collection.

Plus, with unique immersive experiences, live DJ sets, curator tours, live art activations, delicious complimentary Bombay Sapphire cocktails, what more do you need to enjoy a cultural experience in the Central Loop.


Fair Opening Hours

Wednesday May 27, Private View: 5pm-10pm

  • Limited tickets available
  • Private View + 3 day Pass permits unlimited re-entry to all 3 General Opening days (Thursday – Saturday)
  • Complimentary BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® cocktails all night!

Thursday May 28: 5pm-10pm

Friday May 29: 3pm-10pm || Friday Late Evening: 6pm-10pm

Saturday May 30: 11am-8pm


 

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Sasha at sasha@theotherartfair.com

 

What’s the refund policy?

We allow ticket refunds up until a week before the event (May 20, 2020).

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We accept both printed tickets and those displayed on mobile phones.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you are unable to attend yourself, or you would like to purchase tickets as a gift, you are most welcome to give your ticket to someone else.

If you are unable to attend on your ticket date you are welcome to use your ticket on any of the other public opening days: Thursday May 28, Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30. Only Private View ticket holders will be permitted entrance to the Private View evening.

Where do I find more information about the fair?

You will find further information about how to get to the fair and opening times on our website at chicago.theotherartfair.com.

AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL: Black Solidarity = Black Freedom

In the revolutionary spirit of Black August and understanding that unity is key to Black Freedom, this year’s AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL, hosted by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Friends of Art Park Alliance, is this year, makes a special call for global Black Solidarity. Powered by the Black genius of both emerging and renowned African descendant creatives with roots throughout all the Diaspora, AFRIBEMBÉ is an opportunity for us to rejoice in our creativity, artistry, intellectuality, and musicality.

Experience our 3rd annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL:

Bembé Stage ft: Tabou Combo, Afro Dominicano, DJ Reborn, Durieux, Rue Brown, Boricua Legends, DJ Sabine, and Nkumu Katalay and The Life Long Project Band.

Children’s Village, activities for our next generation of creatives and leaders.

SoulFull Food Plaza, comfort food from across the Diaspora.

AfriBembé Marketplace, merchandise, arts and crafts.

Critically Black Dialogue Series: A panel discussion on Black Solidarity in collaboration with The Shabazz Center.
And more…

Collectively, our community has made important strides in our struggle for self-determination and resistance against systemic racism around the world. Join us in celebrating and honoring our ancestors and revolutionaries, and in encouraging the new generation of activists to further this legacy.

Registration is free and by registering you are guaranteed entry to the event between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Capacity is limited, non registered attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register at www.Afribembe.com

Maps of Social Displacement: Conversations on Venezuelan Identity

Tumbao Contemporary Design Studio based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a local store that provides representation to Latinx emerging artists. We will be hosting an exhibition that will include the work of NYC-based Venezuelan artists including Cassandra Mayela. Her woven sculpture incorporates clothing and textiles owned by Venezuelans who migrated to Tri-state New York, mapping cherished memories and familiarity away from homeland. Cassandra will be sharing her progress “Live at the Studio,” cultivating a space of comfort and support for the shared experiences of Venezuelans as well as an overall welcoming environment to gain insight of Venezuelan displacement. The event will take place Friday July 23rd – Sunday July 25th at Tumbao Studio located on 108 N 7th St, New York, New York. On Friday from 12-6pm, there will be a soft opening followed by the official reception held Saturday night from 5-8pm with a dj set by JUNF. Donations will be collected for the Venezuelan and Immigrants Aid non-governmental organization that provides protection for forced migrant and asylum-seeking communities in New York City.

Ongoing Conversation: Drawn Together

Art Work from Ongoing Conversation Exhibit
Ongoing Conversation: Drawn Together is an international mail-art collaboration project, that is curated by @ongoingconversation.art . More than 200 artists from 23 countries participated.
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“Chapter III – Drawn Together” is on view from June 09 through July 03, 2021 at @goodnewsarts , High Springs, Florida, USA.
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For many of us, our lives have been turned upside-down by the Covid-19 pandemic public health emergency, but the fundamental human need to create remains intense – even if it is on pause for some of us momentarily. I, @soude.dadras urged artists from around the globe to join me and other artists in bringing attention to the power of the human spirit through creativity across the globe with our current project Drawn Together. Drawn Together is a collaboration of hope, of honor, and of storytelling for these extraordinary times.
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The goal of the “Drawn Together” project is to record for the world how the creative community persevered together through the tumult of change, even though we remained largely apart.
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More images and information about the gallery hours are available @goodnewsarts
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Follow https://www.instagram.com/ongoingconversation.art/ for more information as well.
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HERoin(e) Book Release Party

Join us for the official HERoin(e) book release party!

HERoin(e) = Women are the world’s drug, AND it’s saving grace

Artist André Rizé welcomes you for a night of stunning books, live art, addictively beautiful women, and libations.

With a special DJ set by LIKE (Pac Div), this night will be one to remember!

UBER Recommended. Early arrival is also advised book and merch are hella limited.