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July Art Picks

Our Art Picks are created in collaboration with The Visualist, Chicago’s leading visual arts calendar, and cross-promoted through Windy City Times, one of the longest locally-published LGBTQ weeklies with a national reach. This is a growing list, so check back often for new additions.

Throughout 2018 we will be highlighting exhibitions and events that are part of Art Design Chicago ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB, a year-long celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of art and design, creativity and commerce, organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art. As part of an editorial partnership with Illinois Humanities, Sixty will also be highlighting events that are part of Envisioning Justice 29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n, a 19-month project that looks into how Chicagoans and Chicago artists respond to the the impact of incarceration in local communities and how the arts and humanities are used to devise strategies for lessening this impact.

FEATURED

Wed, July 4, 9:30-12:30pm
Terrain 4th July Parade: Migration is a Human Right
Meet at Adams and Cuyler in Oak Park
Free

Sun, July 8, 12:30-2:30pm
Community Archiving / Archives Festival Volunteer Orientation
Read/Write Library Chicago (914 N California Ave)
Free

Fri, July 13, 6-9pm; July 14, 11am-9pm
Chicago Archives + Artists Festival: Art Design Chicago Edition ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Read/Write Library Chicago (914 N California Ave)
Free

Sat, July 21, 11am – 10pm
15th Annual Silver Room Block Party
53rd and Harper Av, Hyde Park
Suggested Donation

Sat, July 21, 10:30am – 10:30pm
Art Institute of Chicago First Annual Block Party ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
In and around the entire museum
Open to the public, general admission tickets  required. 

July 22, 11am-12pm
Art Design Chicago Storytelling Series ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Drawing Room Library (12 South Michigan Av)
Free

Sun, July 22, 11am-6pm
ZINEmercado
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Tues, July 24, 6-8:30pm
Breaking the Birth to Prison Pipeline 29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
Roberts Temple Church of God (4021 S State St # 1)
Free

July Art Picks

On view through August 18
Jeff Sonhouse: Entrapment
Monique Meloche Gallery (451 N Paulina St)
Free

Through Sept 30th
A Johnson Publishing Story ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB,
Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S Stony Island Av)
Free

Mon, July 2, 5-6:45pm
2 Race on the Outside: Art, Architecture + Spatial Justice
Design Workshop (125 S Clark St, Suite 660)
Free

Tues, July 3, 6:15pm
PERSONAL PROBLEMS
Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N State St)
$6-11

Wed, July 4, 3pm
Fourth of July at AMFM
AMFM Gallery (2151 W 21st St)
Free

Fri, July 6, 4-10pm
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New Works & Horses Two (Montrose Beach)
Free

Thurs, July 5, 5-8pm
First Thursday – July 2018
53rd Street – Hyde Park
Free

Fri, July 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Victoria Martinez: Celestial House
Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) (820 N Michigan Ave)
Free

Fri, July 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Following the Box
Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) (820 N Michigan Ave)
Free

Fri, July 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Tonika Lewis Johnson: Folded Map
Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) (820 N Michigan Ave)
Free

Fri, July 6, 6-9pm
David Anthony Geary
AMFM Gallery (2151 W 21st St)
Free

Fri, July 6, 6-9pm
Nights not made for crowds
ACRE Projects (1345 W 19th St)
Free

Fri, July 6, 6:30-9pm
Social Dance + Music: Black Celebrations
Arts Incubator (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Sat, July 7, 8am-9pm
28th Chosen Few Picnic and Festival
Jackson Park (6300 Hayes Dr)
Free

Sat, July 7, 4-6pm
More dangerous than a thousand rioters: Lucy Parsons, anarchist
The BreathingRoom Space (1434 W. 51st St)
Free

Sat, July 7, 1-2:30pm
Following the Box Tour
Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) (820 N Michigan Ave)
Free

Sat, July 7, 2-4pm
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends
Compound Yellow (244 Lake St, Oak Park)
Free

Sat, July 7, 6:30-9pm
Brian Dovie Golden: Silver Lining: Closing Reception
Elephant Room Gallery (704 S Wabash Ave)
Free

Sun, July 8, 1:30-4:30pm
Reinterpreting Religion
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (2320 W Chicago Ave)
Free

Mon, July 9, 7-9pm
Participatory Music Coalition
Arts and Public Life: Arts Incubator in Washington Park (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Tue, July 10, 6:30-8pm
Embodying Diaspora: a monthly dance workshop series
Arts and Public Life: Arts Incubator in Washington Park (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Wed, July 11, 5:30-7pm
Halfway to California: A Conversation about Midwest Aesthetics
DePaul Art Museum (935 W Fullerton Ave)
Free

Thurs, July 12, 5-8pm
Cleveland Dean: Recto/Verso: Duality of a Fragile Ego: Artist Talk
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Thurs, July 12, 5:30-8:30pm
Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2018 Awards Celebration and Benefit
The Arts Club of Chicago (201 E Ontario St)
$50-5,000

Fri, July 13, 6-7pm
Trevor Paglen
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E Chicago Ave)
Free

Fri, July 13, 6-9pm
You will be the archivist of your desires
Chicago Art Department (1932 S Halsted St, Ste 100)
Free

Fri, July 13, 5-9pm
The BreathingRoom Series: The Black Carpet
The BreathingRoom Space (1434 W. 51st St)
Free

Fri, July 13, 6-9pm
House: Queens of House Music
Grant Park
Free

Fri, July 13, 7:30-10pm
Angela Dugan + Justin Casselle
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (1456 E 70th St)
Free

Fri, July 13, 9-11pm
Streetlight
Roman Susan (1224 W Loyola Ave)
Free

Thurs, July 12, 5-8pm
Sculpting a Chicago Artist: Richard Hunt ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Koehnline Museum of Art (1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines)
Free

Sat, July 14, 10am-6pm
BARRIO ARTS FEST 2018
National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (3015 W Division St)
Free

Sat, July 14, 11am
Arts and Crafts Fair
DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E 56th Pl)
Free

July 14, 6-9pm; Runs July 5 – 31st
Everyday Englewood: a solo exhibition of photographs by Tonika Johnson / Granded: a solo window exhibition by Scott Mossman
Ignition project space (3839 W Grand Av)
Free

Sat, July 14, 1-3pm
Peter Fagundo, Joseriberto Perez, Leonard Suryajaya, Alice Tippit
Shane Campbell Gallery (2021 S Wabash Ave)
Free

Sat, July 14, 2-8pm
Back Alley Jazz
S. Paxton Between 73rd & 74th
Free

Sat, July 14, 2-8pm
TRUTH CLAIM
Carrie Secrist Gallery (835 W Washington Blvd)
Free

Sun, July 15, 3-4:30pm
Inquiry 01: Gallery Talk
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership (610 S Michigan Ave)
Free

Tues, July 17, 4-6pm
How Data Shapes Us  29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
Open Center for the Arts (2214 S Sacramento Av)
Free

Tuesdays July 17-August 24, 7pm
Summer Workshop: Experiments in Writing
Literacenter (641 W Lake St)
$275

Tuesdays July 17-August 24, 7pm
Summer Workshop: Page to Stage: Writing + Performance
Literacenter (641 W Lake St)
$275

Thursdays July 19-August 23, 7pm
Summer Workshop: Introduction to Poetry Writing
Literacenter (641 W Lake St)
$275

Fri, July 20, 7:30-10pm
BCH Mixtape: Vol. 5
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (1456 E 70th St)
Free

Sat, July 21, 11am-12pm
15th Annual Disability Pride Parade
Meet at Balbo & Columbus Drive
Free

Sun, July 22, 11am-1pm
BGIO Self-Care Sunday Series: New America
Reunion Chicago (2557 W North Ave)
Free

Wed, July 25, 6:30-9:30pm
Word Play Way Community Info Session!
David L. Hoyt Education Foundation (4054 N. Lincoln Ave)
Free

July 26, 6-8pm
Humboldt Park Walking Tour with Chicago historian Julia S. Bachrach
Humboldt Park Boathouse (1301 North Humboldt Dr)
Free

Sat, July 28, 10am-10pm
GhanaFest™ 2018
Washington Park
Free

Sat, July 28, 10am-10pm
BANTU FEST 2018
1130 Midway Plaissance (Near 60th & Ellis)
Free

Sat, July 28, 10:30am-12pm
Living Architecture: Tour and Performance at Tree Studios
Tree Studios (4 E Ohio St)
Free

Sat, July 28, 7-10pm
Urban Garden Art Exhibition & Pop-Up Market
Reunion Chicago (2557 W North Ave)
Free

Sat, July 31, 6-8pm
Inclusive Methodologies: Curators Panel Discussion
Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St)
Free

Sat, July 31, 7:30-10pm
Ballast
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (1456 E 70th St)
Free

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Featured Image: Installation view of Cleveland Dean: Recto/Verso at the Chicago Cultural Center. The image shows a series of ten, relatively small white-framed mirrors that each have text on them, either a single word or a short phrase. The largest one closest to the right says “REAL” while the next one says “I Worked Hard For This.” Image courtesy of the Chicago Cultural Center.