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Happy summer! There is so much going on in the city this summer that we are eager to share our calendar as well as our news highlights with you this season.  Art is also happening beyond our borders, in the suburbs, and even into Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. Keep up with the current list of openings and enjoy an art-filled weekend.

Coming up there are many chances to explore sculpture parks, museum family days, walking tours, and more. Read our highlights and new interviews in our news pages. We feature Tony Fitzpatrick's Secret Birds at the Poetry Foundation, an interview with painter Gwendolyn Zabicki, the new Jaume Plensa installations in Millennium Park for the park's 10th anniversary, and the recent opening of the Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park.

CGN has been a busy social media bee on Twitter and Facebook for a long time, but we arrived late to the Instagram party (see some of our first images at left). Check out our current snaps here and follow along.

As always our Openings list is the area's go-to guide, and you'll love our expanded calendar, with events sorted by category. Keep scrolling down the page to see more news and opening highlights as well. To read the summer issue online, click here. See you in the galleries! 

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Art Openings This Week

Friday, August 22


Exhibition and Opening Reception — through

Richard Gray Gallery

Cut Along the Dotted Lines

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

Galerie F

Marellus Bennett

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

Galerie F

Lou Beach

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Firecat Projects


Fall Season Opens September 5

The fall gallery season kicks off on Friday, September 5. Check out our openings page for the full lineup

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American Craft Exposition

The American Craft Exposition brings together 159 superior artisans exhibiting one-of-a-kind, museum quality work - August 22-24 in Evanston

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Green Home Chicago

Green Home Chicago presents the nationally recognized tapestries and works on paper of Wence and Sandra Martinez during an opening auction event on Friday, September 5

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Our Current Issue

CGN’s May-August 2014 print edition is available around the city in galleries, museums and art centers.

Pick up a copy around town, or read it digitally at Check out the latest Letter from the Publisher for some of this issue's news highlights. The Ed Paschke Art Center opens with its inaugural Paschke in the Park celebration.  A dynamic collecting couple talks about their Chicago collection. We spoke with artist Vera Klement. Kevin Nance explored the studios of some of Chicago's most well known artists.  We highlight a range of summer art festivals taking place in and around Chicago.   More news...

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