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Event Fri Aug 26 2011

Art Around Town


  • SPLAY @ Roxaboxen Exhibitions
  • Lillstreet International Juried Exhibition: Below The Surface
  • Katherine M. Webb: Live Human Target @ Kruger Gallery
  • Joseph Ravens (performance) @ The Polish Triangle
  • All Eyes on Art @ The Boulevard Bash (Logan Square) (All Weekend)
  • Debbie Vasquez & Robert Verran: Arts of Life Exhibit @ minibar Ultra Lounge & Cafe
  • FMEL Workshop "Circuit Bending" by Juanjose Rivas (Dorkbot) @ National Museum of Mexican Arts
  • Slip N Slide: Multi Media Summer Event @ Prak-sis Back yard

  • Saturday:

  • Unspoken Words Art Showcase presented by One Heart One Soul @ Firecat Projects
  • HEROIC: PLEASE! A Night of Performances and Dance party @ Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
  • Awakenings Exhibit sponsored by "Active Minds" @ Illinois Institute of Technology's Hermann Hall
  • FMEL Video Proyección : "Frontier Life" @ National Museum of Mexican Art
  • Art On The Lawn @ the coach house
  • Trash & Treasures Low Brow Art Show & Garage Sale behind Revolution Tattoo
  • Food Truck Social @ Ashland & Chicago
  • This is the Same as That @ LVL3
  • Juanjose Rivas (performance) @ The Nightingale
  • Bucktown Arts Fest (today and tomorrow)

  • Sunday:

  • Moving Design and Comfort Station present Fair Warning
  • Volker Saul + Timothy Bergstrom @ devening projects + editions

  • Thursday:

  • Talking Pictures @ 23 E. Madison (Pop-Up)
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