Friday September 21 9:27 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


The Collection: Where Art Meets Fashion Presents 2018 Rotating Exhibition Schedule


THE COLLECTION: Where Art Meets Fashion, the multifaceted contemporary art program located within Fashion Outlets Chicago, presents its 2018 rotating exhibition series schedule. The 2018 exhibitions commenced with “Time Warp.” On view now – August 31, the exhibition is curated by Chicago-based LVL3 and features new works by LVL3 artists Robert Chase Heishman, Annie Kielman and Ben Marcus. In addition to exhibition on view throughout the shopping center, additional digital works by each artist will be featured on Fashion Outlets of Chicago’s exterior LED billboards through April 30.

2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming: An Annual Conference for the Arts in Indiana


At the 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming on October 18-19 in Fort Wayne, artists, arts organizations, and community leaders will come together to explore arts’ expansive role in community development, its intersections with economic development, and its resonating effects for the state. But there's one thing missing. You! In order to make the Indiana Arts Homecoming the best it can be we need your help.

Judy Blume, Neil deGrasse Tyson To Receive 2018 Sandburg Awards Oct. 9


Beloved best-selling novelist Judy Blume (“Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret”; “Summer Sisters”; “Fudge”) and astrophysicist and Nova host Neil deGrasse Tyson (“Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour”; “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”) will receive the 2018 Carl Sandburg Literary Award from Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Tuesday, 5:30 pm October 9, at The Forum (725 W Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Joffrey Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season


Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2018-19 season featuring the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, Anna Karenina, presented as part of a first-time collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and the renowned Australian Ballet, along with a world premiere by rising urban dance star Andrea Walker, the Chicago Premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Kairos and the return of two popular works by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. The Joffrey Ballet kicks off its 63rd season with Wheeldon’s modern re-telling of Swan Lake, October 17-28, followed by his reimagined The Nutcracker, December 1-30. For its winter engagement, the Joffrey presents Possokhov’s new full-length ballet Anna Karenina, February 13-24 and concludes its season with a mixed repertory program that includes the Company premiere of McGregor’s Kairos, a world premiere (untitled) from Walker and the Company Premiere of Sir Frederick Ashton’s iconic Symphonic Variations, April 24- May 5.

Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season


Thrilling music, powerhouse international casts, company premieres, and stirring new productions to experience in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2018/19 Season, "La bohème", "Idomeneo", "Siegfried", "Il trovatore", "Cendrillon", "Elektra", "La traviata", "Ariodante", and "An American Dream". Next season also includes a new coproduction and Lyric premiere of "West Side Story", plus special performances: Anna Netrebko in Recital and The Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert and Gala.

Arts Commission announces Fort Wayne to host second annual Indiana Arts Homecoming


The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that Fort Wayne, Indiana will host the second annual Indiana Arts Homecoming. This statewide convening of artists, arts educators, arts administrators, advocates, and community leaders will be October 18 – 19, 2018 at the Fort Wayne Arts Campus in downtown Fort Wayne.

EXPO CHICAGO Announces Pablo León de la Barra, Anna Gritz and Justine Ludwig as Curators for 2018 Exposition


EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is pleased to announce the selected curators for the IN/SITU, EXPO VIDEO and EXPOSURE programs, as part of the 2018 edition September 27–30, at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Showcasing large-scale installations and site-specific works throughout Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU will be curated by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Curator at large, Latin America Pablo León de la Barra. EXPO VIDEO, a dynamic screening program for film, video and new media works, will be selected by KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin Curator Anna Gritz. Deputy Director/Chief Curator at Dallas Contemporary Justine Ludwig, returns for the second year to curate the EXPOSURE section—highlighting solo and two-artist presentations of emerging work from galleries eight years and younger.



Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell) proudly presents “Embedded: Artist as Citizen,” a mural installation by artist and educator Dorian Sylvian in Gallery 5 from January 28 - July 29, 2018. The 80-foot wall will serve as a tribute to William “Bill” Walker (1927 – 2011), a prolific artist and leading figure in Chicago’s Black Arts Movement in the 1960s, best known for his work on the iconic 1967 “Wall of Respect” on Chicago’s South Side. A public reception for “Embedded: Artist as Citizen” will be held on Sunday, May 6 from 3-5 p.m.