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Summer Art is Here

Summer has officially started! So much is happening every weekend, from art events and openings to museum exhibitions, local art fairs and seasonal antiques markets. If you're headed to nearby vacation destinations in Wisconsin, Michigan or Indiana, look in at events in the Suburbs and Beyond section for happenings just outside the city and over the border. This coming weekend the North Side in particular is busy with new shows - see what's on where here. The openings continue again next Friday, June 5 for First Friday.

In case you're catching up on the latest news from our new May-August issue: 

EXPO Chicago returns to Navy Pier for its 4th year this September. Here is the newly released 2015 exhibitor list.       • Explore our gallery districts where you'll find dozens of spaces in every part of the city and beyond (the Suburbs includes Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan).
Art Service experts can help with framing artwork, appraisals, repairs and conservation, and much more.
• Browse listings for alternative spaces, studios, museums and educational resources under Institutions.

Pictured clockwise from top left: CGN summer cover featuring R.S. Johnson Fine Art; work from Cornelia Arts Building; Dale Chihuly at Echt Gallery; Galerie F

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Art Openings This Week

Friday, May 29

Invent the Future

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Galerie F


Spring Open Studios

Opening Reception and Open Studio — 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cornelia Arts Building - Where art works

Neha Vedpathak

Exhibition and Opening Reception — through

Firecat Projects

Saturday, May 30

Dan Farnum: Young Blood

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Alibi Fine Art


Spring Open Studios at Cornelia Arts Building

Friday, May 29, 6-10pm. Original artwork from the studios of 40+ artists on two floors, guest artist exhibitions, and food from a local food truck in the parking lot! Free and open to the public.

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New American Paintings: Midwest Edition

The Elmhurst Art Museum presents a juried exhibition: New American Paintings: Midwest Edition.

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The Last Supper at the Block Museum

This installation by Julie Green presents 600 plates that depict the last meal requests of US death row inmates.

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Our Current Issue

Find CGN’s print edition around town in galleries, museums & art centers

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• The latest Letter from the Publisher offers this issue's news highlights
• We spoke with artist Judy Ledgerwood
• Met some young Chicago collectors
• Explored behind-the-scenes at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
• Learned about an amazing photography collection
• Read on for more news...

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