8th Annual River North Fall Gallery Walk

Opening: Friday, Sep 8, 2023 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Sep 8 – Oct 10, 2023

Multiple locations in River North and Merchandise Mart area

The River North Fall Gallery Walk is back and it’s our biggest year yet! Nineteen design showrooms and galleries will come alive with art from some of the brightest talents on the scene, paired with vignettes from Chicago’s top designers. The result? Insta-worthy feasts for the eye to inspire anyone who wants to make their home a beautiful haven.  

The River North Design District proudly announces this year’s annual River North Fall Gallery Walk on September 8. The walk is comprised of 19 locations with special events throughout River North, featuring 26 artists and 17 designer vignettes. The Gallery Walk’s philanthropic partner is DIFFA Chicago, which will receive a portion of the proceeds. 

The walk is free and open to the public except for the opening night afterparty. Showrooms will have extended hours on September 8 and will offer food and libations (details below). 

The vignettes will be on display until October 10. 

The event’s host committee includes WGN newscaster Dina Bair; Joanne Nemerovski of Joanne Sells Chicago; Mary Pat Wallace of The Luxury Bed Collection; Helen Yi of Helen Yi Design and Michael Morganti of What Beige.

"As we celebrate a decade since the inception of the River North Design District, we are thrilled to celebrate an extraordinary evening with industry professionals and passionate art and design enthusiasts at the Gallery Walk. This event will showcase various brilliant and revered artists from diverse corners of the globe and some of Chicago's most sought-after designers. By strengthening our position as more than just design centers, we proudly establish ourselves as collaborative partners, actively nurturing and championing the thriving, dynamic art community within the vibrant neighborhood of River North.”—Mike Cao, president, River North Design District

A special After Party, with a silent auction curated by Oliver Aguilar, will be held at the walk's conclusion at LG Group's new headquarters, 363 W Ontario, from 8-11 pm. 100% of auction proceeds will benefit DIFFA Chicago. A special exhibition by Bojana Ilic – BOJITT and Beth Kamhi of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art will be displayed. The event includes special performances, live music, food, and libations. After Party tickets are $55 each if purchased in advance.  After August 9th After Party tickets are $75 each. Tickets are on sale now.

Check our website for periodic event updates.  

We are proud to be working with the following partners: Daniel Kinkade Fine Art, LG Group, Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co, Euro Marble Supply, Gessi, Sherwin-Williams, Joanne Sells Chicago, 21c Museum Hotel, Mijenta Tequila, Dresner Design, En Masse Architecture and Design, EXPO Chicago, Modern Luxury, Chicago Gallery News, Art Encounter, Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID IL), DIFFA Chicago.

“The Gallery Walk is one of my favorite events of the year because the inclusive nature of the walk offers free access to people from all walks of life. It enables broader participation in the captivating world of art and design, which can sometimes seem exclusive. The showrooms are an ideal canvas for artistic expression; anyone can discover how to bring that creative expression to their home environments. Anyone can explore the showrooms and experience art in a manner that resonates with their personal living spaces.” -Daniel Kinkade


Participants include: 

•BJC Designs featuring artist Linda Ann Weber at Altalia Furniture

•Hayley O'Hara Design featuring Courtney Shoudis at 210 Design House

•Mia Rao Design featuring Ginny Skyes of Gallery 1871 at Artists Frame Service

•Dan Rak Design featuring Donald Martiny of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art (DKFA) at bulthaup

•Jasmin Reese Interiors featuring Louise Pappageorge and Amanda Gentry of Alma Art & Interiors at eggersmann

•CI Design + Build featuring Tyler Shields at Samuel Lynne Galleries

•CKS Collective - POP UP with Michael Rex + Kelsey Copeland at Studio41

•Hailey Lauren Designs featuring Lucy Slivinski at TOTO
•Metro Design Build featuring Lynn Basa of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at Kohler Signature Store by Studio41

•Lenore Weiss Studios featuring Lincoln Schatz at Cosentino City

•Joyful Designs Studio featuring Keila Strong at Roca Tile

•Kadlec Architecture + Design featuring Joan Lurie + Jason Trotter of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at O’Brien Harris

•Farrow & Ball

•Studio K Creative featuring Eileen Braun, Jarjour, + Kenny Nguyen of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at Poliform

•Goesling Group featuring Allison Svoboda + Dorothy Hughes of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at Molteni&C

•dSPACE Studio with Luciana Abait at Rimadesio

•Candace Mary Interiors featuring Deborah Newmark at DUXIANA

•En Masse Architecture + Design featuring Anita Vermeeren + Massimo Micheluzzi at Mobili Mobel


Event Recap

Opening Night: Friday, September 8th

All showroom events are FREE (except for the After Party) and open to the public from 5 pm-8 pm.


After Party hosted by LG Group

363 W Ontario, from 8-11 pm 

Tickets available at: https://rivernorthdesigndistrict.com/rndd-fall-gallery-walk/


Please visit https://rivernorthdesigndistrict.com/rndd-fall-gallery-walk/ for more information, updates, and to purchase tickets. Space is limited.




Catch the trolley from the north end of RNDD to the south end of RNDD, courtesy of Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies. Trolley locations are indicated on program book maps. Trolley runs from 5:30-8:30 pm at these stops:

bulthaup Chicago | 313 W. Superior St.

Poliform | 445 N. Franklin St.

O’Brien Harris | 501 N. Wells St.

eggersmann | 300 W. Hubbard St.


Dan Rak Design featuring Donald Martiny of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at bulthaup

313 W. Superior St., Suite 109

Experience Dan Rak Design's collaboration with artist Donald Martiny at bulthaup. Step into our fireside lounge, embrace Fall's arrival with sultry cocktails and explore Martiny's renowned artwork, presented by Daniel Kinkade Fine Art.

*Trolley Stop


BJC Designs featuring artist Linda Ann Weber at Altalia Furniture

410 W. Grand Ave.

Join us at Altalia Furniture for Viewing Vibes. Designer Yvette Cusack transformed the showroom into an artwork sanctuary by Linda Ann Weber. Relax with a glass of wine and explore the fragments of memories, fleeting textures, and Italian designs.

Joyful Designs Studio featuring Keila Strong at Roca Tile

215 W. Illinois St.

Come see the art of Keila Strong, from baubles and beads to hair jewelry presented at Roca Tile. Joy Williams of Joyful Designs Studio brings her interior design expertise to transform the showroom with beautiful mosaic tiles and Strong's inventive art.


CKS Collective featuring Michael Rex and Kelsey Copeland at Studio41

225 W. Hubbard St.

Indulge in sheer beauty at CKS Collective's event. Discover the works of sheer artist Kelsey Copeland and wire sculptor Michael Rex. Enjoy sparkling cocktails and see each piece come to life as light strikes, casting shadows and dimension.


Jasmin Reese Interiors featuring Louise Pappageorge and Amanda Gentry of Alma Art & Interiors at eggersmann

300 W. Hubbard St., 4th floor

Experience the collision of form, elements, and color at eggersmann. Explore the intersection of art and design as Jasmin Reese Interiors presents a bold and sophisticated vignette. Curated by Amanda Gentry and Louise Pappageorge of Alma Art Interiors, this exhibit showcases works by Yvette Kaiser Smith, Sherri Denauly, and Helen Danelly. Enjoy a guest appearance, signature cocktails, and light bites.

*Trolley Stop


Kadlec Architecture + Design featuring Joan Lurie and Jason Trotter of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at O’Brien Harris

501 N. Wells St.

Explore the poetic forms of Joan Lurie’s colorful ceramic vessels and Jason Trotter’s sharp-edge paintings while you enjoy handcrafted appetizers and drinks in a festive atmosphere with Kadlec Architecture + Design and O’Brien Harris. Come see why the party always ends up in the kitchen!

*Trolley Stop


CI Design + Build featuring Tyler Shields at Samuel Lynne Galleries

215 W. Huron St., Suite 1

Witness the fusion of design and art in a digital world at CI Design + Build's event. Explore innovative art installations, including digital and physical art, by renowned artist Tyler Shields. Enjoy cocktails and chat with founder Michael Miller about his passion for art and the inspiration behind his Apollo Premier installations.


Mia Rao Design featuring Ginny Skyes of Gallery 1871 at Artists Frame Service

433 N. Wells St.

Experience Boho Bistro designed by Mia Rao Design around Ginny Sykes' "All of It" wall panels from gallery 1871. Visit Artists Frame Service - River North, to enjoy an Aperol Spritz, and feast your eyes on the vibrant artwork.


Lenore Weiss Studios featuring Lincoln Schatz at Cosentino City
217 W. Illinois St.  

Discover "Design Dichotomies" by Lenore Weiss Studios and landscape photographer Lincoln Schatz in the Cosentino Showroom. Celebrate with live music, nibbles, and drinks as we honor our interaction and engagement with the natural world.


Hailey Lauren Designs featuring Lucy Slivinski at TOTO

500 N. Wells St.

Join TOTO and Hailey Lauren Designs in collaboration with Lucy Slivinski, the innovator of Illuminated Sculptural Art. Experience a one-of-a-kind sculpture created using TOTO's faucets, representing the beauty of nature and a shared hope for a sustainable future. Enjoy signature cocktails and appetizers and explore Slivinski's other light sculptures.


Metro Design Build featuring Lynn Basa of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at Kohler Signature Store by Studio41

322 W. Hubbard St. 

Celebrate Decades of Design with Metro Design Build at the Kohler Signature Store. Our interior designers will transform the showroom into your favorite decades, showcasing sculptures by Lynn Basa. Enjoy petite bites, signature cocktails, and nostalgic tunes from the last few decades.


Hayley O'Hara Design featuring Courtney Shoudis at 210 Design House

210 W. Illinois St.

Immerse yourself in an enchanting "Eve with Eve" at 210 Design House. Designer Hayley O’Hara and Multimedia artist Courtney Shoudis have created enchanted vignettes anchored by Shoudis’ powerful paintings of the female form. Enjoy seasonal bites from women-owned Flock and Forage and cocktails featuring Puntamanguera Mezcal crafted by Ximena Aguirre and Elizabeth Castillo.


Farrow & Ball

449 N. Wells St.

Enter the world of richly pigmented paints and handcrafted wallpapers. Meet Chicago color expert Erin Deane, and explore the positive power of color and light. Discover Farrow & Ball’s revolutionary washable, ultra-matte Dead Flat finish and peruse unique wallpapers while learning about their commitment to the environment.


Studio K Creative featuring Eileen Braun, Jarjour, and Kenny Nguyen of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at Poliform

445 N. Franklin St.

Join Studio K Creative for a Night to Remember at Poliform. Experience a captivating still-life installation that invites reflection on lingering memories. Explore the artistic visions of Eileen Braun, Jarjour, and Kenny Nguyen.

*Trolley Stop


Goesling Group featuring Allison Svoboda and Dorothy Hughes of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art at Molteni&C

311 W. Superior St.

Don't look, touch. Indulge in tactile temptation at the Molteni&C showroom with Goesling Group and artist Alison Svoboda. Immerse yourself in nuanced design, intricate art, and cuisine. Discover hidden details that can't be experienced online.


dSPACE Studio featuring Luciana Abait at Rimadesio

225 W. Illinois St.

Juxtaposition at its finest: the explosive, neon-amplified works of Los Angeles-based artist Luciana Abait boldly contrast the modern, neutral backdrop of Luca Lanzetta Group’s Rimadesio space showcasing clean, Italian cabinetry and complements. dSpace Studio Architecture immerses guests into a space that allows for reflection of the fragile state of our environment and provides inspiration to viewers to prevent the loss of other natural landmarks. Savor frozen cocktails while getting lost in Abait’s works focusing on moody icebergs and hot pink skies.


Candace Mary Interiors featuring Deborah Newmark at DUXIANA

445 N. Wells St.

Embark on a fantasy journey at DUXIANA, a dreamscape designed by Candace May Interiors. Artist Deborah Newmark presents abstract multimedia pieces alongside sensual interior designs. Indulge in nibbles and champagne, or our signature nightcap and let your senses be delighted.


En Masse Architecture + Design featuring Massimo Micheluzzi and Anita Vermeeren at Mobili Mobel

300 W. Superior St.

Join us for Still Life as we combine the love of modern urban life with the beauty of the garden. The organic works of Massimo Micheluzzi and gritty florals artist Anita Vermeeren combine with the sleek Valcucine Kitchen to create a unique feeling of oasis in the heart of the city. 


Artist Information

Luciana Abait is an Argentine artist based in Los Angeles known for her multimedia works addressing climate change and its connection to immigration. Abait has shown her art worldwide at galleries, international art fairs, and museums, including the Hilliard Art Museum, the Los Angeles International Airport, and the Palm Springs Museum of Art. She has received recognition for her corporate and public art commissions and earned prestigious awards, such as the 2016 Santa Monica Individual Artist Fellowship and the 2022 "Art Lives Here" Award from the Geffen Playhouse. Publications like The Art Newspaper, Los Angeles Times, and Hyperallergic have featured her work.


Lynn Basa of Daniel Kinkade Fine Art (DKFA) is an artist living in Chicago. In addition to having completed numerous public art commissions, she is a painter. She has taught in the Sculpture department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the author of The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions.


Eileen Braun (DKFA) has a diverse background in art, holding positions such as Executive Director, Art Educator, and Retail Manager in various art institutions. She gained knowledge and practical training through her BA in Sculpture and Art Education from Indiana University. However, her artistic development came through trial and error, exploration, and experimentation with different techniques and materials. This process led her to specialize in creating large-scale sculptures, reflecting her current artistic vision.


Kelsey Copeland, a mixed media artist based in Virginia, primarily works with acrylics and uses sheer as a medium to convey the interplay of form, texture, color, and shadow. Her sheer paintings capture our perception of time and have evolved to include a lighting element, inviting a visceral experience that mirrors how sunlight casts shadows on Earth's surface. She employs innovative methods of repurposing materials across different mediums, creating expressions that examine the contrasts inherent in nature and society.


Amanda Gentry is a meticulous and methodical artist based in Chicago. As a neuro-diverse artist, she deliberately simplifies visual elements to convey only what is essential. Her process-driven approach allows her to meditate, focusing solely on the present moment. Gentry evokes a calming response in viewers through her work, characterized by stillness and tranquility. She has received grants from DCASE and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and her artwork can be found in private collections globally and exhibited in galleries, academic institutions, and museums across the country.


Dorothy Hughes (DKFA) is a Chicago-based artist specializing in ceramic, mixed media, and fiber arts. She has participated in multiple group exhibits throughout the United States since the 1960s. Her work is featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and recently in a solo show at the Chicago Cultural Center. She has created several public works of art for the Chicago mass transit system. Her work has been published in the Chicago Tribune since 1970 and has been cited in several industry books and peer review journals.


Bojana Ilic - BOJITT is a Serbian-born artist and stylist with a clothing and textile design degree. After a successful 10-year career in the fashion industry in Europe, Ilic moved to the United States in 2007, where she found painting as a form of expression. Her company, and artistic name, BOJITT, leverages over 15 years of creative experience helping clients express their brand, vision, and passion. From corporate clients like Leo Burnett, Philip Morris, and Chevrolet and styling for NBC's Steve Harvey Show to passion projects such as group and solo art and fashion shows, her work has had a worldwide impact.


Jarjour (DKFA) Bashar and Roula Jarjour are a duo of artists who make up Jarjour. They use porcelain as a challenging but effective medium for evoking a sense of the natural world by incorporating plants and flowers into the vessels they create. They started exhibiting their work in major art shows throughout the United States a decade ago, starting with basic functional forms and evolving them into work that pushes the boundaries of the porcelain medium. Bashar's background is in agricultural engineering, and he has dedicated his career to studying agriculture at Penn State University. Together they have spent a lifetime tending the plants in their vast home gardens. 


Beth Kahmi (DKFA) is a Chicago artist focused on site-specific collaboration and commissioned projects. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design, she is an experienced textile, fashion, and interior designer. Kamhi weaves her love for textiles, form, and design into each creation using industrial ball chain, her medium of choice for over 15 years. One piece transitions to the next, creating a mindful yet intentional flow of modern artwork with a balance of delicate and industrial juxtaposed gender and sexuality, challenging assumptions of content and form. 


Joan Lurie (DKFA), a Brooklyn-based ceramic artist, initially studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and New York University. Her photographic work incorporated images of ceramics, along with various crafts, biological forms, and architecture. In 2000, she shifted her focus exclusively to ceramics. Lurie's ceramic artwork has been exhibited internationally, including at Paris Design Week, Art on Paper in New York City, and prestigious events such as the International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan, and the International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics in Croatia. She has also participated in notable art fairs and exhibitions in cities like New York, Chicago, Miami, and Houston. Lurie has been a resident artist at the Museum of Art and Design and the Buffalo Creek Art Center, and her work will be featured in the Hunterdon Art Museum's Claybash Exhibition in 2023. 


Donald Martiny (DKFA) was born in Schenectady, NY in 1953 and currently lives and works in CT. He studied at the School of the Visual Arts, The Art Students League in New York, New York University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Museum exhibitions include the FWMoA, Courtauld Institute of Art, Alden B Dow Museum of Art, Falmouth Museum, and the Cameron Art Museum. 


Massimo Micheluzzi, born in Venice in 1957, began his artistic journey as a photographer for the Venini glass factory. Since the late 90s, he has explored new ways to master glass while preserving its nature. Working alongside his master glassblower, Micheluzzi combines traditional Murano techniques with a modern aesthetic. Inspired by Venice's surroundings, his work features fluid shapes, transparencies, carved surfaces, vibrant colors, and intricate patterns. His artwork is exhibited globally in renowned museums and collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Corning Museum of Glass. In 2019, he received the Glass in Venice Prize.


Chicago artist Deborah Newmark has degrees in Art History and Studio Art from the University of Illinois. Further study includes drawing, painting, and printmaking at the Art Institute of Chicago, Oxbow, Lill Street Gallery, and The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Recent exhibits include Oliva Gallery, Highland Park Art Center, and the Evanston Art Center. Commissions include work for Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare, and corporate environments. In addition to her art, Newmark has worked extensively in the decorative art field, most recently for 20 years as the Creative Director for Skyline Design, the preeminent manufacturer of decorative architectural glass for interior and exterior environments. 


Kenny Nguyen (DKFA) creates "deconstructed paintings" by meticulously applying hundreds of silk strips onto canvas. Born in Vietnam, he moved to the United States in 2010 and has a background in fashion. Working with silk connects him to his native culture and has associations with wealth, beauty, and trade. Nguyen's process of reconstructing traditional materials reflects his evolving identity. His works have been exhibited internationally, including at the Sejong Museum of Art and the London Art Fair. He has received awards and artist residency fellowships, and Saatchi Art recognized him as a 2020 Rising Star.


Louise Pappageorge is a native of Chicago and a graduate of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Her work is included in many national and international private and corporate collections, including the City of Chicago Merlo Library. Publications include American Craft, Fiber Arts, and Home Magazines. She currently resides in Michigan.


Michael Rex is a multi-dimensional artist who creates wire sculptures that captivate the imagination. These dramatic pieces range from simple wire forms to intricate "forms within forms," evoking a sense of deeper inspiration. The biomorphic shapes, derived from various life forms, transform with light and air, casting enchanting shadows. Since 2017, Rex has been handcrafting these sculptures inspired by childhood memories of knitting and influenced by the work of Ruth Asawa. With a background in the arts and fashion industry, Michael's unique pieces can be found in homes and select design studios and galleries worldwide.


Lincoln Schatz, a contemporary artist, and environmentalist based in Chicago, is renowned for his time-based portraits captured through photography, video, and new media. His large-scale installations combine new media technologies and custom software to explore subjects over time using algorithmic compositional methods. In addition to his video and new media works, Schatz has dedicated the past eight years to nature photography, focusing on landscapes such as Lake Michigan, Redwood Forests, the American Midwest, the Rocky Mountains, and more. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, including at prestigious venues like the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.


Tyler Shields, a Jacksonville-born artist, has gained recognition for his bold and daring photography, characterized by an edgy and provocative style. Based in Los Angeles, he has established himself as a photographer, writer, and director, often collaborating with celebrities and young Hollywood stars. His work pushes boundaries, sparking dialogue on topics like consumerism, eroticism, and power structures, with subjects ranging from historical figures to modern materialism. Shields has impacted the photography world with his iconic and thought-provoking images challenging the conventional notions of portrait photography. In recent years, he has expanded his artistic pursuits, publishing books and achieving milestones such as exclusive photographs going to auction and being the first living photographer to have two solo shows at Sotheby's London.


Courtney Shoudis is a Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist. Her work explores different styles of painting and sculpture, each with its distinct focus and inspiration. Each style is inspired by a theme, ranging from minimal figurative abstractions and sculptures inspired by the female experience to abstract expressionist pieces that deal with the passage of time as it relates to the immigration process. Despite the different styles and inspirations, her work shares a common thread: a deep commitment to exploring the human experience. 


Ginny Sykes is a multidisciplinary artist working in various mediums such as painting, installation, performance, video, and public art. Her practice is influenced by feminism, challenging universalized female experiences imposed by institutions. Inspired by Carl Jung's alchemical transformation, she brings marginalized aspects of personal and social consciousness to the forefront of her work. Sykes has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, with notable public art projects including 'On the Wings of Water' at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. She holds a Master's degree in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies and currently resides and works in Chicago.


Lucy Slivinski is a highly regarded sculptor and installation artist based in Chicago. With a Master's degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University, she has been incorporating recycled materials into her practice for over three decades. Slivinski has received critical acclaim and participated in prestigious events such as EXPO CHICAGO as an artist in residence, creating large-scale light installations. She has exhibited internationally, including solo shows in New York City, Chicago, Bordeaux, Miami, Detroit, and Reading, PA, and her work is featured in private and public collections worldwide.


Keila Strong is a visual artist from Chicago. She tells beautiful stories by way of paintings and barrette mosaics. She draws inspiration from black culture and the fashion and cosmetology industries. Her works are thought-provoking, empowering, jubilant, and hopeful. Through the arts, Strong looks to celebrate culture, empower women and ultimately inspire people to find (and shine) the light within themselves. 


Chicago-based artist Allison Svoboda, finds the edge between intuitive and deliberate mark-making, creating work that is both ethereal and ominous. Her practice summons the will of nature and elements to regenerate, activate, and heal despite the damaged state of our environment. Her paintings based on fractal geometry are also translated into large-scale works on metal, glass, and cut paper. Svoboda received the Hemera Contemplative Fellowship to study Zen and calligraphy in Japan, which continues to inform her work. Her public art installations can be found in Chicago's North Center Plaza, Nashville Airport, Intercontinental in Guatemala City, Four Seasons San Francisco, and Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi. 


Jason Trotter (DKFA) is an American artist known for his bold geometric abstracts rendered in acrylics. A graduate of Northern Illinois University with a B.A. in Communications, the self-taught painter was drawn to minimal hard-edged abstraction through the influence of Carmen Herrera, Ellsworth Kelly, Josef Albers, and Frank Stella. Trotter is based in Los Angeles, where he works in his home studio. 


Anita Vermeeren is an artist who engages in a tactile and exploratory approach to create paintings, sketches in pen and charcoal, and frescoes. She brings forth abstract yet powerful images from the struggle with materials and backgrounds. Growing up surrounded by the ever-changing landscapes of Brabant, Vermeeren finds inspiration in nature, capturing its essence through oil paints and expressive lines. Portraiture is another recurring theme, evoking an interactive and introspective experience. Vermeeren's drawings and paintings are intertwined, each medium influencing the other in a spontaneous and interconnected process.


Linda Ann Weber is an artist whose work has transitioned from abstract intuitive painting to mixed media pieces with depth and texture. Drawing from her background in graphic design, she incorporates color, pattern, and typography into her signature collage technique using handmade textiles and papers. Her process is serendipitous, working on multiple paintings simultaneously and allowing intuition to guide her. Experimentation and the layering of history and texture are integral to her creative process.

All showrooms and galleries will have extended hours and be open for the Gallery Walk from 5 pm-8 pm Friday. Temporary exhibitions in the showrooms are on display through October 10th. The event is free and open to the public. After Party tickets are $55 each if purchased in advance.  After August 9th After Party tickets are $75 each. Tickets go on sale in July. Proceeds benefit the not-for-profit River North Design District and fund yearly programming. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit DIFFA Chicago as they raise awareness and grants funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs, and advocacy for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.


About River North Design District

The River North Design District, founded in 2013, is a local community that boasts interior design offerings accessible to both designers and consumers. The showrooms carry everything to create a one-of-a-kind haven—from lighting, tile, plumbing, rugs, and kitchens to furnishings. The participating showrooms pride themselves on providing a shopping experience that is unique and personalized. Nearly every showroom is on the street level, allowing customers to stroll and enjoy the neighborhood. Please visit https://rivernorthdesigndistrict.com for more information.


About DIFFA Chicago

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, and societal plights that impact new HIV/AIDS infections. Mobilizing the resources of the design industry to raise awareness and funds, DIFFA has created legendary programs and events that highlight a cause that has significantly affected the industry for over three decades.