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Vacant Storefront Taken Over By Artists

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From now through the end of the year, seven up-and-coming artists from Chicago will occupy a formerly vacant storefront window that has been transformed into an active art studio. Artists participating in the pop-up installation space are Richard Shipps, Jolanta Izabela Pawlak, Cydney M. Lewis, Alexandra Lee, Mark Moleski, Shawn Stucky and Stephan Flemister. Each artist has one week to create an original work based on their personal interpretation of Patrón tequila's "Simply Perfect" brand tag. People will have an opportunity to bid on and buy the works created by these artists online at with all the proceeds benefiting one of the best Arts organizations in the city, the Chicago Artists’ Coalition. The artist whose work receives the highest bid will be featured in a print ad for Patrón in 2012.
· Eliminate Regifting [The Patron Company via eBay]

Vacant Storefront

50 E Chicago Ave, Chicago IL