Weekend Art Walks

Discover new ideas and a variety of artistic media through discussions led by Joanna Pinsky and other artists.

Due to public health concerns involving COVID-19, upcoming Weekend Art Walks originally scheduled for April 18 and June 6 have been cancelled. If you have already registered for these programs, you will be receiving updates from Art Encounter through email. If you have any questions, please email us at info@artencounter.org. 

We appreciate your patience.

When: Saturday mornings, 11:00am-12:45pm
Where: Galleries and exhibition spaces throughout Chicago
Price: $15, FREE for Friends level Art Encounter members and above, FREE for all Critique Group participants


Clotilde Jimenez, Always on Guard, 2020, Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

New West Town Galleries, Saturday, April 18, 2020

Mariane Ibrahim focuses on young artists from the African diaspora in her new gallery, where we’ll see work by Clotilde Jimenez, a Mexico-based artist who uses vivid colors and expressive materials to raise questions about black and queer stereotypes. At Monique Meloche, an established gallery recently relocated to this growing arts neighborhood, we’ll investigate sculptures and wall pieces by Nate Young, an artist working with wood, graphite, and text to bring together ecclesiastical forms and graphic expression of other fields, ranging from science to history.

Tour starts at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, 437 North Paulina St., Chicago.

Evanston Artist-Run Spaces, Saturday, June 6, 2020

In celebration of Evanston Made’s Open Studio Weekend, we will visit two artist-run galleries in Evanston. We’ll begin at Perspective Fine Art Photography, a non-profit space that exhibits work by members, where we’ll speak with artist Katsy Johnson about her work combining photography, encaustic, and oil paint, and with artist Sandra Ullmann about her photographs that deal with the human condition. Then, at Space 900 Gallery, enjoy a mimosa as you explore High Anxiety: paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs by Todd Anderson, Ken Avick, Colleen Conley, Clark Ellithorpe, Judy Roston Freilich, Jill King-Wynn, Judy Solomon, and Joanna Pinsky. Visit with the artists and find out what inspired this exhibit.

Tour starts at Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310 ½ B Chicago Ave., Evanston.

Sylhet two boys by Sandra Ullmann, photograph, and Frontier #19 by Katsy Johnson, watercolor and photography