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Preparing Yourself for Fruitful Sponsorships and Partnerships

A webinar on April 21st about how get corporate support for your events and projects.
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A discussion about what you should consider before approaching potential partners for monetary, media and product support for your events and projects.

Chicago Artists Resource
Music Curation

Music Curation

The DJ/Selector and Sharing in the Digital Age
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join us at Chicago Artists Coalition on April 15th as CAR Music Researcher J. Johari Palacio moderates an informal discussion with some of Chicago's seasoned music curators Joe Bryl, Duane Powell and Scott McNiece.
HATCH Projects
Foggy Fantasies/Zones of Privacy

Foggy Fantasies/Zones of Privacy

Friday, March 7, 2014 to Thursday, March 27, 2014
Opening Reception: March 7, from 6-9pm

HATCH Residents Andi Crist, Kiam Marcelo Junio, and Lily Dithrich mine their own relationship to objects and situations through imagined histories, sometimes private but always painstakingly intimate.

BOLT Residency


Friday, March 7, 2014 to Thursday, March 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 6-9pm

BOLT Resident Marissa Lee Benedict presents a new immersive installation depicting the artist's ongoing investigation into processes of research, collection, extraction, and cultivation,

Collectors Circle Membership
Photograph by Eric Laignel

Home tour with Carlos Martinez

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Collectors home tour with Carlos Martinez, Principal and Board of Directors at Gensler. Carlos is opening his Gold Coast home to our Chartwell Collectors Circle members.

BOLT Residency

Preview 3

Friday, February 7, 2014 to Thursday, February 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6 - 9 PM

The third year of Chicago Artists Coalition’s BOLT Residency kicks off with its annual, inaugural exhibition featuring the 2013-2014 BOLT Resident artists.  

HATCH Projects
"If You See Two of Something, Buy It," performance by Mothergirl, 2014. Image: Mothergirl

Feeling is Mutual

A group show with Mothergirl, Jake Myers and Latham Zearfoss
Friday, February 7, 2014 to Thursday, February 27, 2014
Opening Reception: February 7, 6 – 9pm

HATCH Residency artists Mothergirl, Jake Myers, and Latham Zearfoss present three environments in which commonly understood interactions are held up for scrutiny.

HATCH Projects

No Gods No Masters

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 2:15pm

In No Gods No Masters., HATCH Projects artists Jesse Butcher, James T. Green and Christopher Meerdo manipulate appropriated images and transform subtexts through their irreverent formats.

HATCH Projects


Friday, January 31, 2014 - 1:45pm

A three-person exhibition by HATCH Projects Residents
Jessica Bardsley, Victoria Bradford, Rebecca Hamlin Green
Curated by HATCH Curatorial Resident Jessica Cochran

BOLT Residency
The Belknaps "Center of the Circle"

Center of the Circle

Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap
Friday, January 17, 2014 to Saturday, February 22, 2014

We are looking at the moon, meteorites, comets, the myths and romance they produce, and our love of the wild.

HATCH Projects

Release Show

Friday, January 10, 2014 to Thursday, January 30, 2014

Release Show marks a moment as HATCH Projects artists toggle between the culmination of a residency and an entrance into another phase of their trajectory.

Collectors Circle Membership

A Curious Evening with BOLT Residents

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

This event includes an interactive tour of the BOLT residents’ studios and a private dinner with drinks at a West Loop Randolph restaurant.

Collectors Circle Membership

Home Tour with Nancy and David Frej

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm

Join us for this intimate home tour guided by Nancy & David Frej of their private contemporary art collection.

Collectors Circle Membership

Home Tour with Susan Aurinko

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 6:00pm

Susan Aurinko – photographer, curator, published author, former owner of the FLATFILEgalleries and art collector–opens her home for an intimate tour of her expansive contemporary art collection.

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"Creative Crossings: Directors' Lab" at Chicago Artists Coalition. Photo: Claire Demos

Creative Crossings: Visual Arts X Theater

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This cocktail-hour networking event connected artists in theater and the visual arts who were actively seeking collaborators for open, cross-disciplinary projects.

BOLT Residency

until one day...

Friday, October 4, 2013 to Thursday, October 24, 2013

Buki Bodunrin, until one day...(installation), 2013. Image courtesy Paul Germanos.

Exhibition view of EDITION Chicago 2013

EDITION Chicago 2013

EDITION Chicago proves successful first year with cutting-edge work and strong sales
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 12:00pm to Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Coinciding with the second annual EXPO CHICAGO at Navy Pier, the first EDITION Chicago was poised as a unique complement to the citywide efforts of establishing Chicago as a premier destination for

HATCH Projects
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Stand So Close To Me

Friday, September 6, 2013 to Monday, September 16, 2013

Image: Ryan Peter Miller, Paintballs, 2013

HATCH Projects


Friday, August 9, 2013 - 6:00pm to Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:00pm

pARTicipatory posits that the audience’s participation and engagement with an artwork is as important as the work itself.

HATCH Projects

Natural Fallacy

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 6:00pm to Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

A group exhibition by HATCH Projects Residents
Noelle Allen, Theodore Darst, Brent Fogt, Jordan Martins, Nicholas Sagan, and Matthew Schlagbaum


Starving Artist 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 12:00am

Starving Artist is Chicago Artists Coalition’s annual benefit that pairs the city’s most inspiring visual artists with its most innovative culinary talent.

Collectors Circle Membership

Artist Studio Tour with Jay Ryan of the Bird Machine

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:00pm

Since 1995, renowned screenprinter Jay Ryan has been producing limited-run, hand-printed posters for some of Chicago’s top alternative musicians and bands, including Andrew Bird, Shellac, the Flami

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20/20 Plans

Strategies for growing the business aspects of an arts practice
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:00am

20/20 Plans focuses on strategies for establishing and growing the business aspects of an artist's practice through various types of plans—business plans, marketing plans, career plans and more.

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20/20 Legal

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 11:00am

This workshop will introduce artists to relevant legal issues and provide guidance on specific legal questions.

Collectors Circle Membership
Mock Art Auction

SOLD! Mock Art Auction with Christie’s

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Curious what an art auction is like and how to participate? For this event, we’ll create a “mock auction” with leading professionals from Christie’s to guide guests through the process.

Collectors Circle Membership

Tour of the Conservation Center

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 5:30pm

As one of the leading private art restoration and conservation laboratories, The Conservation Center has cared for fine art from some of the country’s most prestigious museums, galleries, and priva

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20/20 Money

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 11:00pm

Start your year off on the right track! 20/20 Money focuses on clarifying best practices in accounting and financial management for artists and also the tax impact of different business entities.

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20/20 ARTiculate

Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 1:00pm

20/20 ARTiculate focusses on how to professionally articulate and present work for grants, proposals or the media, and how to capture and keep the attention of arts writers.

Starving Artist 2012

Starving Artist 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 7:00pm to Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 12:00am

Starving Artist is Chicago Artists Coalition’s annual benefit that pairs the city’s most inspiring visual artists with its most innovative culinary talent.