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For the past sixteen years, October is the month when Chicago recognizes its vibrant visual arts community. Chicago Artists Month features more than 200 exhibitions of emerging and established artists, openings, demonstrations, tours, open studios etc.. In short, a great time to spend on unique artwork and invest in local talent.
Tonight is The Night of 100 pARTies, the night that will kick off Andersonville Arts Weekend. For the 9th year in a row, The Andersonville Chamber and a rally of local businesses are as thrilled as ever to celebrate many of the artists who make Chicago as bright and diverse as we see it.
Some of our favorite Andersonville shops are participating and staying open late tonight for the crowds. Las Manos for one is having their birthday party tonight, across the street is Scout who is showing Michael McGuire, Urban Mischief is showing Sondra Antorglorg, Room Service Chicago is showing Las Manos Exclusive Doug Reyes and Richard Gleeson, Haymaker is showing Winter Session, Sarah and Joseph Belknap, and Blake Sloane. Windy Knitty on the north end of Clark is showing Janet Spring Steve Gall and William Zuehlke, while on the south end of Clark Sifu Design Studio and Fine Yarns is showing Lindsay Obermyer. The Andersonville Galleria is pulling out all the stops with Rochelle Weiner, Robin Gran, Steven Slaske, Dan Cuevas and Studio Chris. Akira, Wooley Mammoth, White Attic, they're all hosting artists this weekend.
We're not lying to you, this is Andersonville's night of 100 pARTies, we've only hit the tip of the iceberg - nearly every business in Andersonville is putting something together and rallying the community in the process.
· Andersonville Arts Weekend [Andersonville Chamber of Commerce]