The Franklin Takeover on @COVIDTV

Opening: Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 9 am – 11 pm
Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 9 am – 11 pm

3522 W Franklin Blvd
Chicago, IL 60624

THE FRANKLIN is proud to present artists and friends in action. 

Over 20 Chicago artists will be connecting LIVE for a 14-hour Instagram LIVE marathon: THE FRANKLIN takeover, hosted by @COVIDtv

From 9am to 11pm on Sunday, April 26

Readings, workshops, conversations, yoga, art making, live music, Dj’s and more. Follow our guests at their instagrams to look, listen and be surprised by creatives at work and play.

THE FRANKLIN is an artists-run project space that allows artists and curators to engage with the East Garfield Park community through cultural events. THE FRANKLIN is located in the backyard of Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan’s home.

@Covidtv is a media network founded by Julia Arredondo (@casualhaiku, @qtvclive) organizing long-form programming for IG Live. The first broadcast took place on March 22 and will continue to run Sundays from 10am-10pm/CST into the foreseeable future. All broadcasts happen directly from each individual participants' personal Instagram handle. Past programs have included live music, dj sets, healers, guided meditation, show and tell, painting tutorials, financial guidance and consultation, cooking classes, tarot readings, zinesters, comedy, and more. Anything goes! A different organizer will step in each weekend to curator and coordinate the 12-hour block.


April 26 Broadcast schedule (CST)

9:00 am - 9:30 am Edra Soto
 @edrasoto Morning ritual


Asha Iman Veal

The Places We've Been: Field

Reports from Travelers

10 am - 10:30 am

Diana Gabriel

@dianagabriel Beach Walk

10:30 am - 11 am

Dianna Frid A Few Artists Books

11 am - 11:30am

Ann Toebbe

Ann Toebbe in conversation with Olivia and Betty

11:30 am - 12 pm

Huong Ngo

@_bad_spy Storytime with Potato

12 pm - 12:30 pm

Lise Haller Baggesen


12:30 pm - 1 pm

Maria Gaspar

@maria_gaspar Feedback

1 pm - 1:30 pm

Jaclyn Jacunski

@jaclynjacunski Loving-Kindness Meditation & Yoga Sun Salutations


Rodrigo Lara

Envisage Residency closing exhibition

2 pm - 2:30 pm

Alberto Aguilar

@albert0aguilar Sliding Door Moves

2:30 pm - 3:00pm

Catieo & EC Brown @catieoooooo Boo’s and Birds

3 pm - 3:30 pm

Sarah Beth Woods

@sarahbewoods Casting a Record

3:30 pm - 4 pm

Ryan Richey

Songs I Play for My Loved Ones

4 pm - 4:30 pm

Melissa Oresky

@moooooooooosky “Sensiphilia”

4:30pm - 5 pm

Luis Sahagun

Ancient Alchemy: Secrets of Emulsion


Kirsten Leenaars

Writing the Truth: 5 Difficulties

5:30 pm - 6 pm

Melissa Leandro

@melissaleandro89 The Patio Tour

6 pm - 6:30 pm

Melissa Potter

Pandemic Paper Bag Masks

6:30 pm - 7 pm

Jessica Harvey

At home with Jessica Harvey!

7:00 - 7:30 pm

Sadie Woods

@woodsadie Afrodjia DJ

7:30 pm - 8 pm

Sarah Belknap + Joseph Belknap @sarahandjoseph
The Badlands

8 pm - 8:30 pm

Corinne Halbert

Studio visit and live drawing

8:30 pm - 9:00pm

Gina Hunt

Listening Party Light Show

9 pm - 9:30pm

Chris Smith

Astronauts on Spaceship Earth achieve aural transcendence through rehydration of freeze dried egg

9:30 pm - 10 pm

Matthew Nichols

@matthewnicholsofficial Visual ASMR

10 pm - 10:30 pm

Claire Pentecost

@comrade_panda Tarot Reading

10:30 pm - 11 pm

Dan Sullivan

@navillus_woodworks Tiny Studio Concert