We are pleased to present a list of our favorite art-programming events in Chicago for the upcoming month of August. Happy summer from your friends at MIR Appraisal Services!
Fiesta del Sol
August 1st, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
1400 W. Cermak Road
Arts and crafts, live music, carnival rides, and soccer games featured at the 38th annual Pilsen street festival.
August 2nd-October 1st
310 S. Michigan Avenue
Featuring Chicago photographers, sculptors, and painters who complicate and create new ideas concerning the art landscape genre.
Public Works Opening
August 6th, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Andrew Rafacz Gallery
835 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
Showcasing the works of Dan Funderburgh, with his “unabashed love for decorative arts”; Mike Perry, who believes that “the generating of piles is the sincerest form of creative process”; Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer, who interestingly braid together inspiration from music and painting in the art of printmaking; and the experimental screenprinted posters of Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum from Seripop.
August 7th and 8th, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Family activities, jazz and classical music in Evanston’s lovely Dawes Park. A lakeside tradition for more than thirty years.
August 13th, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Art Institute of Chicago
Witness filmmaker Jason Simon’s presentation of a wide-range of motion films, each 60 seconds or less in length, from various contributors, in a “decidedly party atmosphere.” Simon is accepting film submissions; details here: http://www.artic.edu/aic/calendar/event?EventID=7634&Program
Land Without End and Other Works by Theo Leffman
August 15th, Sunday exhibition tours, 1 p.m.
(tours every Sunday through August 28th)
The Block Museum, Northwestern University
Exhibition of Leffman’s masterful fiber artworks from the museum’s permanent collection.
Awareness Practice and Talk with Jackie Kazarian and Ginger Farley
August 18th, 12:15
Chicago Cultural Center
75 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
As part of the exhibition Expect Nothing: New Works by Jackie Kazarian, this event features Kazarian and choreographer Ginger Farley in artistic communication with one another, as they “observe one another spontaneously moving and drawing with eyes closed.”
August 20th, noon-7 p.m.
August 21st, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
August 22nd, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more than half a century, this “giant craft happening” annually offers free music, art events and children’s activities.
Ukranian Heritage Festival
August 21st-22nd, noon-10 p.m.
2526 West Grand Avenue
In its 27th year, this Ukranian cultural celebration offers music, dance, food, and arts and crafts.
Bucktown Arts Festival
August 28th-August 29th, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Senior Citizens Memorial Park
2300 N. Oakley Avenue
The festival’s 25th anniversary art event features the works of visual artists, as well as music, dancing, poetry and more.
Containing Emotions: Chairs
Smart Museum of Art
August 29th, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
As part of the exhibition Mid-Century: “Good Design” in Europe and America, 1850-1950, poet Matthias Regan leads a workshop in which poetic and philosophic excerpts from Lorine Niedecker, John Dewey, Gertrude Stein and Martin Heidegger will be considered in relation to our felt experience with everyday objects. Free event, but advance registration necessary; contact Kristy Peterson at email@example.com or 773.702.2351.
MIR Appraisal Services, Inc.
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Written and researched by Jessica Savitz
Principal Appraiser & Director: Farhad Radfar, ISA, AM
307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60601
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