Call for Art
Call For Art!!!
Deadline for submissions
​September 18, 2019
A New Vision for Chicago Policy:
Mayor Lightfoot’s
First 100 Days and Beyond
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To empower, engage and transform our communities through great art!

What's Happening at Hairpin Arts Center

Call For Art!!! Deadline for submissions is ​September 18, 2019
A New Vision for Chicago Policy: Mayor Lightfoot’s First 100 Days and Beyond

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s first 100 days in office—A new policy vision

Please send all submissions to
Artists will be notified on a rolling basis upon submission

Opening reception is Saturday, September 21, 2019, ​3pm
Artist Talks and Policy Workshop Discussion: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 3pm

Mayor Lightfoot has promised widespread reform, and the first 100 days of her administration have seen an attempt at that. The Hairpin Arts Center will host an exhibition where artists respond to Mayor Lightfoot's first 100 days as well as set forth a policy agenda they see as a priority.

October 2 - November 20, Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30pm
Introduction to Filmmaking From Script to Screen Children's Film Class

Intro to FilmakingA weekly young filmmakers' class for kids 8 to 11 years old, with a focus on collaboration. The class will collaborate as a team to produce one short film during the 9 week course. Students will experience the process of developing an idea, writing a script, planning the film shoot, rehearsing, basic acting, shooting the film, and basic editing techniques. The course will culminate with a screening at the Music Box Theatre!

September 26-28, 7:30pm
If/Then by Cattywampus Dance
If_ThenIf/Then is an immersive dance journey that confronts the question "Did I make the right decision?". The hour-long, modern-contemporary dance show revolves around one character and the multiple selves that could have existed had they made different choices at pivotal moments in their life.

September 27th, 7pm
Fourth Friday - Jay Schraub
4th Fridays 9-27-17Jay Schraub brings his 60s inspired folk music to Fourth Fridays at Hairpin Arts. Jay has been featured on The Loop, XRT, and WGN.

Thank You Piano Forte Chicago

Piano Forte Chicago


We would like to acknowledge and thank Piano Forte Chicago for their generous donation of a digital baby grand piano