Hairpin Arts Center

Managed by the Logan Square Chamber of Arts with the mission to empower and support artists in creating a vibrant arts landscape in Logan Square/Avondale and beyond.

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Echoes of Chicago -Happy 181st Birthday, Chicago!

Echoes of Chicago -Happy 181st Birthday, Chicago!

Apr 7, 6:00pm - Apr 8, 1:00am

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd
Chicago, IL  60618 Map

Join us for Echoes of Chicago's celebration of Chicago's 181st Birthday! Come out and support Chicago culture, creatives, and innovators. $10 suggested donation.

Happy Birthday Chicago will include:
• An Art Gallery featuring over 30 local artists
• A marketplace featuring local Artisans, Nonprofits, and Businesses
• Local Music Performances
• Arts and Crafts tables at our Creative Corner
• Beers and Spirits
• A Themed Photo Booth
• The Echoes Superhero, Windy
• And more!

Live Music:
Rich Jones
Prelude To A Million
Bubbles Brown


Marketplace Vendors:

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Echoes of Chicago is a nonprofit whose mission is to create affordable, innovative arts and music events that promote Chicago culture and community while raising awareness and funds for local nonprofits.

We are entirely volunteer-run and donate 100% of each event’s profits to local nonprofits. Happy Birthday Chicago is our annual fundraiser where we raise funds to support and expand our organization and its future events.

This year’s event also coincides with Echoes launching a crowdfunding campaign to create a new Chicago Arts and Community Center: The Echo Chamber. Check it out!

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Women in Focus Chronicle 12 Chicago Neighborhoods over 12 months

Women in Focus Chronicle 12 Chicago Neighborhoods over 12 months

Apr 13, 7:00pm - Apr 13, 10:00pm+8Apr 14, 1:00pm - Apr 14, 5:00pmApr 15, 1:00pm - Apr 15, 4:00pmApr 16, 1:00pm - Apr 16, 4:00pmApr 20, 1:00pm - Apr 20, 4:00pmApr 21, 1:00pm - Apr 21, 4:00pmApr 22, 1:00pm - Apr 22, 5:00pmApr 23, 1:00pm - Apr 23, 4:00pmApr 27, 7:00pm - Apr 27, 10:00pm

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd
Chicago, IL  60618 Map

A comprehensive new exhibition of fine art photographs by members of the artist-initiated, non-profit group Women in Focus-Chicago (WIF) opens on Friday, April 13 at Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee Avenue, with an open-to-the-public gala celebrating the city’s diversity from 7 – 10 p.m. at the gallery.

The show is the culmination of a year of work by WIF photographers who visited a different Chicago neighborhood each month, capturing thousands of images representing the people, sights, and culture of Bronzeville, Chinatown, Downtown, Historic Pullman, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park and the Lakefront, Logan Square, Pilsen, Rogers Park, Uptown, the West Loop, and Wicker Park.

Curated by two well-known experts on both photography and Chicago neighborhoods, Richard Cahan and Charles Osgood, the Hairpin exhibition marks the debut of the full project, following a preview exhibit at Café SelMarie last summer and the inclusion of select works in Jackson Junge Gallery’s “In the ‘Hood” show over the 2017 holiday season. The full project includes 74 archival fine art prints, with 5-7 photographs representing each of the 12 neighborhoods.

Curators Cahan and Osgood were ideally suited to select the very best shots for the show: Rich Cahan is a former picture editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and was the director of CITY 2000. He has edited several books about photography and is one of the founders of CityFiles Press in Chicago. Chuck Osgood is a former Chicago Tribune photojournalist and co-author, with reporter Rick Kogan, of the "Sidewalks" book series and column for the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine.

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