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WEST LOOP ART FEST

Chicago, Illinois • September 16 & 17, 2017
Saturday 10am – 10pm & Sunday 10am – 9pm •
Artist selling until 7pm Saturday & Sunday


West Loop Art Fest Returns for its Third Year! New Location at West Fulton Market Provides Even More Art, Expanded Entertainment and
Family Friendly Activities!

The hugely successful West Loop Art Fest returns for its third year on Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant West Loop; on Fulton Street from Morgan to Racine. Featuring four blocks of amazing art, dozens of live musical acts, interactive artist demonstrations, hot glass blowers, muralists at work on one of the largest pieces in the city, fire dancers, street entertainers, food trucks and more, the West Loop Art Fest is not to be missed!

“This year’s fest is bigger and better than ever,” said Carla Agostinelli, executive director of the West Loop Community Organization, host of the West Loop Art Fest. “It takes place in one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods, and we’re especially excited about our new location on Fulton Street,” she adds. “Over 120 of the country’s most talented artists, many of whom are from the Chicago area, will be joining us, exhibiting work in every medium imaginable. Between the incredible art, the live entertainment, dozens of food options, art projects for kids, and interactive activities for all ages, this show has something for everyone!”

The West Loop Art Fest runs from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday, and on Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm. Artists booths are open until 7 pm both days, with the music and food continuing until the close of each evening. “The artists truly appreciate the hip vibe of this neighborhood and how it’s evolved over the years,” says Amy Amdur, president of Amdur Productions and one of the producers of this event. “They recognize how much the West Loop residents love art, and they are excited to share their work and the stories behind each of their pieces.”

“We’ll have live entertainment all weekend long in various locations throughout the fest,” adds Agostinelli. “A variety of genres will keep everyone entertained, including the kids.” Among those performing at this year’s West Loop Art Fest are David Montoya, Lady D., Rae Chardonnay, Bossa Tres, Bumbac Joe, the Carla Prather Band and the Merit School of Music.

Live art demonstrations will be taking place during the weekend including painting by Jas Peterson, Lauren Asta and Jenny Vyas; free form sculpture building by Helen Dannelly; and glass blowing demonstrations by Ignite Glass Studios and Fulton Street Collective.

A special addition to the West Loop Art Fest this year is Rich Alapack, of “We All Live Here.”
Rich will be creating a 40′ by 40′ pixelated globe mosaic on Lake Street. Festival goers will be able to participate by purchasing a tile and placing it onto the mosaic. Participation in the mosaic will be commemorated with a photo of themselves placing the tile, as well as a print of the completed piece. Sponsors of this project are Daltile and Lyft. A portion of the proceeds will benefit West Loop Community Organization’s safety and art initiatives to “Light up Lake Street.”

For the young festival goers, there is an area just for them where they can participate in “Draw for the Troops,” a new program launched this year. Kids of all ages are welcome to color a special picture for the brave men and women serving our country. At the end of the show, the drawings will be sent to the troops stationed in the U.S. and abroad.

The West Loop Community Organization is pleased to announce that the Face the Future Foundation is the charity chosen for this festival’s Green Ribbon Project. Participating artists will be placing a green ribbon on a piece of art in their booth. If the piece is sold during the West Loop Art Fest, then the artist will donate 10% of the proceeds to Face the Future. Face the Future works to transform the lives of Chicago-area children with cleft palate and craniofacial differenced by facilitating access to state-of-the-art medical care and supporting related research and education. For more information, visit www.facethefuture.org.

Produced by Amdur Productions. Star Events and the West Loop Community Organization, the West Loop Art Fest is free to the public. Parking is convenient with numerous garages nearby. Public transportation will take visitors within minutes of the fest. This year’s sponsors include Google, House of Vans and Threadless.

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2017 Festival Artists

Complete Listing

Booth No. Last First Media Sub Category
128 ALBRECHT FRED 3D Functional Mixed Media
326 ARIYAMA HIROSHI 2D Printmaking
107 ARZU ART   3D FUNCTIONAL Ceramics
337 AVILA ALEJANDRA 3D FUNCTIONAL Leather
301 BANK CARLA PAINTING Acrylic
222 BARRENECHE/SCHEMEL JUAN/DANIEL 3D FUNCTIONAL Mixed Media
337 BAUER JOY A. Painting Oil
204 BEAUCHAMP ERIC 2D Wood
221 BEKERMAN VICTORIA JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER Gold and Silver
131 BINDER LAURA PAINTING Acrylic
112 BRUNNER GERRI 3D FUNCTIONAL Mixed Media
133 BURRIS SARAH 3D FUNCTIONAL Mixed Media
336 BYERS ERIK PAINTING Acrylic
315 CAPONE TRACEY PHOTOGRAPHY BW and Color
111 CARROLL JAMES N 2D Mixed Media
329 CHEN HELEN JEWELRY MAKER Mixed Media
312 CHRISTEN ANDREW 2D Wood
138 CHRISTENSEN DEREK 2D Mixed Media
311 CHYLER DIANE 2D Fiber
118 CLAIBOURNE JAN 3D FUNCTIONAL Wood
211 COGLIANESE MATTHEW 2D Mixed Media
238 COLE JAMES M PHOTOGRAPHY Photo-BW and Color
129 DAYVAULT LEE 2D Wood
339 DOOLITTLE-SHADEL NATALIE 2D Mixed Media
125 FEUERSTEIN TIM 3D FUNCTIONAL Stone
304 FINCHER SCOTT Photography Photo-BW and Color
308 FISCELLI ANNETTE 3D FUNCTIONAL Metals
207 FISCHER VAL PAINTING ACRYLIC
300 FISHMAN SCOTT Photography Color
102 FRANZONI ZAC PAINTING Acrylic
307 GAFFEY KATHLEEN 3D FUNCTIONAL Fiber
335 GALLAGHER SEAN PHOTOGRAPHY Photo-BW and Color
110 GALUSHA LEE 2D Fiber
127 GISSY SHARON M PAINTING Oil Paint
210 GRAD MARILYN 2D Mixed Media
132 GRICUS MICHAEL 2D Mixed Media
136 HAAS LUCI 3D FUNCTIONAL Ceramics
199 HALLMAN KEVIN & SUZETTE 3D FUNCTIONAL Fiber
330 HAMBRECHT HEATHER 3D FUNCTIONAL Leather
305 HANLEY ANNE F 2D Watercolor
140/142 HASTURK ONER JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER Leather
109 HISIR KYLE JEWELRY Metals
130 HUFFMAN BONNIE JEWELRY DESIGNER Mixed Media
407 IRBE IGORS 2D Digital
108 JAMIE HANDBAGS   3D FUNCTIONAL Leather
328 JAROSZ TIM 2D Mixed Media Collage
218 JOHANSEN JJ PHOTOGRAPHY Color
229 JOHNSON ANDREA L 2D Glass
205 JOHNSON DANIEL PAINTING Oil Paint
239 JOHNSON JANE C Painting Acrylic
233/235 JOHNSTON MARY Painting Oil
121 KASMAREK JAMES E 3D NON FUNCTIONAL Wood
208 KERR DEBORAH JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER Mixed Media
232 KIEFFER SHAWN PHOTOGRAPHY Photo-BW and Color
206 KIM SEUNG JAE PHOTOGRAPHY Photo-BW and Color
226 KIRO LAURA PAINTING Acrylic
202 KOGAN DAVID PHOTOGRAPHY Color
310 KRAIG JACK Photography Color
231 KREMENCHUZKY ESTEBAN 2D Mixed Media
228 KUDULIS KENNETH PAINTING Mixed Media
213 LAPEER RYAN JEWELRY Mixed Media
340 LASHBROOK JENNIFER 2D Paper
209 LEHMAN LINDSEY JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER Gold and Silver
324 LETO TINA PHOTOGRAPHY Photo-BW and Color
200 LLERGO KARINA PAINTING Acrylic
408 LOME (OMG OLIVE) STEVE ARTISAN Olive Oil
113 LUBBE DANIEL 3D NON FUNCTIONAL Metals & Wood
403/405 LYMELITE STUDIO   3D FUNCTIONAL Fiber
322 MAJEWSKI MAREK JEWELRY DESIGNER Gold and Silver
215 MANAYLO ANDREW PAINTING Oil Paint
325/327 MANNING AMY 3D FUNCTIONAL Mixed Media
323 Marsella CANDACE JEWELRY DESIGNER Mixed Media
338 MATHIE JANE JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER Mixed Media
197 MAYES MATTHEW PAINTING Acrylic
119 MCGOVERN AMY 2D Mixed Media
198 MCWILLIAMS TIM Painting Acrylic
309 MERKLING JOHN 2D Acrylic
201 MICHAELS LOU 3D NON FUNCTIONAL Mixed Media
332 MINUCHIN MARCOS PHOTOGRAPHY BW and Color
134 NATHAN ROBIN JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER Metals
320 NUEZ XAVIER Photography Color
214 O’MEARA JENNIFER 2D Mixed Media
314/316 OFFORD HEATHER 2D Acrylic Resin
341 PAILODZE VLADIMIR Painting Oil
223 PIPER JASON Painting Acrylic
230 POGATETZ ROBERT PAINTING Oil Paint
302 RAGAUSKAS/BIRBILAITE ARTHUR/VILMA JEWELRY DESIGNER Gold and Silver
236 ROBERTI JANE JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER Metals
317 SEGOVIA MAGDALENA Painting Oil
135 SHEBERT EMILY T JEWELRY Mixed Media
237 SHUTTLESWORTH MELISSA Photography Color
219 SIEGEL EZRA 2D Mixed Media
331 SILVER MATT PHOTOGRAPHY Photo-BW and Color
225/227 SIMCOX JULIE PAINTING Mixed Media
303 SLODKI LISA JEWELRY MAKER Gold and Silver
313 SMIGIELSKI JOE PAINTING Oil Paint
114 SOBANSKI GREG 3D FUNCTIONAL Mixed Media
116 SORENSON AL PAINTING Acrylic Paint
306 SPERRY BRYAN 3D NON FUNCTIONAL Metals
234 STACEY PAUL 2D Drawing
117 STYNE RON 2D WOOD
122 SUAREZ SARELLA JEWELRY Gold and Silver
115 TALWAR TONY PAINTING Acrylic
203 TAYLOR DANIELLE M 2D Mixed Media
120 VANASTEN KATE 3D FUNCTIONAL Fiber
224 VITALE CAITLIN V PHOTOGRAPHY Photo-BW and Color
105 WAS PAPER   3D FUNCTIONAL Mixed Media
220 WHITACRE BRETT PAINTING Mixed Media
334 WILLIAMS BRADLY JEWELRY MAKER & DESIGNER Gold and Silver
137/139 WYLANGOWSKA LIDIA Painting Oil
         
         

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2017 West Loop Saturday Line Up

DJ Stage

1:15pm: Bossa Tres
2:30pm: Bumbac Joe
3:45pm: Rae Chardonnay
5:00pm: Jay Medina
7:15pm: David Sabat
8:15pm: David Montoya

Acoustic Stage

Cirrus Falcon 10a-5p

West End
Michelet 10a- 5p

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2017 West Loop Sunday Line Up

DJ Stage

12:30pm: Tommy Bradford Band
2:00pm: Carla Prather Band
3:00pm: DJ Alicia
4:30pm: Lady D
6:00pm: Gene Hunt

Acoustic Stage

Cirrus Falcon 10a- 5pm

West End
Michelet 10a- 5p

SOUND CHECKS WILL TAKE PLACE WITH RECORDED MUSIC PLAYING
*Subject to Minor Changes


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Visitor Information

WHAT: West Loop Art Fest
WHERE: Fulton Market
Historic Fulton Market District
Chicago, IL 60661
WHEN: September 16-17, 2017
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
COST: FREE
HIGHLIGHTS: The Festival is held in cooperation with the West Loop Community Organization and is a joint venture of Amdur Productions and Star Events, each providing their expertise in Art and Music.

Want to be an artist in this show? Click on the Late Application below!

Parking

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Questions?

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Want to perform at the West Loop Art Fest?

Contact Lindsey Galassini at Lindsey@amdurproductions.com.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Free activities including Draw for the Troops coloring and art fest bingo.

ARTISTS APPLY TODAY

Artists may still apply after the regular application period by submitting the Late Application below. Late applications will be reviewed in house and artists will be applying for a wait list position. Artists are taken by wait list number and category openings.

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