Weekend Art Walks


Chicago’s art community is vast and diverse. Our gallery walks are a great way to gain access to the wide variety of work and to really take the time to experience it. Tour Chicago area galleries to discover new ideas and a variety of media through discussions led by Joanna Pinsky and other artists. Take your experience a level deeper by engaging in a dialogue-driven tour of sights new and old. Foster a sense of community by engaging in an art experience with a group of people.

Time:           Saturday mornings, 11:00am-12:45pm

Fee:               $15 admission, FREE for Art Encounter members at the Friends level
Advance registration recommended.  Call 847.328.9222

Chicago’s Newest Art Hub: West Town       Saturday, October 21, 2017
Discover an exciting cluster of galleries in Chicago featuring unique approaches to exhibiting art. We begin at Matthew Rachman Gallery which combines contemporary art with modern mid-century furniture. On the next block, we’ll explore a building that houses several galleries including Western Exhibitions showing work by LA based artist Lilli Carré who creates an unusual blend of ceramics, animation and comics. Paris London Hong Kong features luminaries from the 20th century and thought-provoking work by contemporary emerging artists. At Volume Gallery, we’ll see “Reflections from Here to There,” an exhibit of extraordinary chairs in unexpected materials designed by the renowned interior designers Krueck + Sexton.
Meet at Matthew Rachman Gallery, 1659 West Chicago Ave., Chicago 

Hancock Building Galleries                      Saturday, January 20, 2018
Join us for our annual tour to explore museum quality modern and contemporary masters in a more intimate setting. We begin at Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago’s premier gallery for American and European art. Founded in 1963, the gallery carries such world famous artists as David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine and Alex Katz, and is responsible for the Jaume Plensa fountains in Millennium Park. Then we’ll visit Mongerson Gallery which focuses on Western Expansion paintings and sculptures as well as modern and contemporary art.
Meet at Richard Gray Gallery, 875 North Michigan Ave, Suite #3800, Chicago

Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush                      Saturday, March 3, 2018
You won’t want to miss this ten year retrospective of one of the most important young artists dealing with African American history and culture. The exhibit, organized by Duke University’s Nasher Museum and curated by Marshall M. Price, includes large scale paintings, water colors and collages informed by news media, hip hop culture and animated cartoons. Using vivid colors and lively graphic patterning, Abney deals with difficult socio-political issues such as incarceration of African Americans and inequities in higher education, along with consumerism and celebrity culture with wit and satire.Meet at Chicago Cultural Center, 4th Floor Exhibit Hall, 78 East Washington St., Chicago

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