Chicago's acclaimed Andersonville neighborhood will celebrate its vibrant art scene by showcasing the work of more than 100 visual and performing artists during the second annual 'Andersonville Arts Weekend' on Friday, Oct. 15, Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004.
The highlight of the Andersonville Arts Weekend is a self-guided art walk, featuring work from more than 80 visual artists shown throughout the neighborhood in galleries, restaurants, retail stores and other traditional and non-traditional art spaces. The walk will include a wide variety of painters, sculptors, photographers, and more, ranging from emerging artists to Chicago favorites to internationally recognized glass sculptors Karin Westman and Hakan Blomqvist. The Arts Walk will be open on Friday from 6-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Andersonville Arts Weekend also features more than 30 performances and workshops, including theater, dance, poetry, and concerts. Almost all events are free or discounted for the weekend.
Launching the weekend will be the free Andersonville Arts Weekend Kick-Off Party on Friday, Oct. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Atmosphere, 5355 N. Clark. Attendees will be able to meet many of the participating artists, enjoy food donated by Angel's Restaurant, and support tomorrow's artists at the silent auction. The auction will feature works donated by Arts Weekend artists. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the after-school arts programs at Andersonville's Peirce Elementary School.
For an Andersonville Arts Weekend schedule, see www.andersonville.org or call (773) 728-2995. Detailed event brochures will available at most Andersonville businesses in mid-September.