CHICAGOThe Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC), in partnership with The Bramble Arts Loft and Connect Gallery, is welcoming back its 18th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend, with the neighborhood transformed into a "walkable art gallery" from Friday, Sept. 30 Sunday, Oct. 2. The three-day event includes over 40 businesses and more than 100 artists representing multiple genres including visual art, theatre, dance, music, makers, film, culinary, student art and much more.
Returning Arts Weekend mainstays include the Self-Guided Art Walk on all three days and the popular Night of Parties, an evening of artist receptions kicking-off on Friday, September 30 at 5 pm. New this year is the Andersonville Wine Art Walk, a curated wine and art experience on Sunday, October 2 from 3 6 pm.
This 2022 Arts Weekend headquarters is located at 5545 N Clark St., 2nd floor, the future home of The Bramble Arts Loft, a new, multi-stage performance venue. The headquarters is open Friday, September 30 from 5 pm 10 pm (includes artist reception), Saturday, October 1 from 11 am 7 pm and Sunday, October 2 from 12 3 pm. The Bramble space is accessible by elevator.
Arts Weekend is curated, in part, by Hyde Park's Connect Gallery with works by Hyde Park artists on display at The Bramble Arts Loft. The partnership is part of the 100 year 100 blocks | Connecting Communities Campaign, a diversity equity and inclusion initiative of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, with strategic partnerships including Hyde Park Historical Society, Connect Gallery and Open Architecture Chicago.
Comments Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Austin, "We're excited to finally welcome back one of our most popular annual events, celebrating Andersonville's strong connection to the arts within our thriving business community. Chicago's 'shop local capital,' is even more vibrant during Arts Weekend, as we showcase stunning, one-of-a-kind art throughout our one-of-a-kind business district."
Andersonville Arts Weekend schedule
Night of Parties
Kick off the weekend by celebrating the collaboration with this year's artists at the popular Night of Parties, featuring a series of hosted events throughout the neighborhood on Friday, September 30 from 5 10 pm (hours vary by business), Many businesses will host "meet and greets" with their featured artist(s) along with small receptions offering food and beverages.
Self-Guided Art Walk
Customize your own art "gallery" tour during the district-wide Self-Guided Art Walk, featuring nearly 100 hand-selected artists on display at more than 40 participating locations. Immerse yourself in a multi-disciplinary arts experience on Friday evening and all-day Saturday and Sunday (hours vary by business).
Arts Weekend maps/guides are available at The Bramble Arts Loft (5545 N Clark St., 2nd floor) and all participating businesses, or digitally via the Andersonville Arts Weekend page.
The weekend will also feature a variety of classes, art pop-ups and live entertainment throughout the business district, along with a student art show hosted by StudioUs (4806 N. Clark St).
Neighborhood theatre productions taking place during Arts Weekend include The Neo-Futurists' The Infinite Wrench, Raven Theatre's Private Lives and "The Signature Show" at Chicago Magic Lounge.
Andersonville Wine Art Walk
New this year, 15 businesses hosting artists will double as wine tasting destinations during the Wine Art Walk, curated and sponsored by In Fine Spirits on Sunday, October 2 from 3 6 pm. Pick-up your complimentary wine glass and guide at check-in and sample 2 3 wines at each location. Most wines are available for purchase at In Fine Spirits.
Tickets ($45) are available here or via the Andersonville Arts Weekend page. Check-in begins at 1 pm at Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar at 5553 N. Clark St.
The Wine Art Walk route includes:
Andale Market | 5232 N. Clark St.
Andersonville Galleria | 5247 N. Clark St.
Boca Loca Cantina | 1477 W. Winnemac Ave.
Bryn Mawr Jewelry Co. | 5139 N. Clark St.
City Olive | 5644 N. Clark St.
Dearborn Denim & Apparel | 5202 N. Clark
Elixir Andersonville | 1509 W Balmoral
Inclusive Funeral Care | 4880 N Clark St.
RAYGUN | 5207 N. Clark St.
Simon's Tavern | 5210 N. Clark St.
Svea Restaurant | 5236 N. Clark St.
ENJOY, An Urban General Store | 5307 N. Clark St.
Land & Lake Andersonville | 5420 N. Clark St.
Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar | 5553 N. Clark St.
Vase & Vessel | 5135 N. Clark St. (grand opening weekend!)