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In recent months we've been seeing some exciting activity on 18th and Halsted, which make us believe the industrious ambitions of Pollo Express have finally paid off and the neighborhood is popular once again. Smack dab in the middle of The Chicago Arts District, are several boutiques specializing in vintage and locally produced merchandise. On the second Friday of each month these boutiques and the 30 surrounding galleries open their doors and invite participants into their spaces and personal studios for art, conversation and celebration. Tonight is one of these nights.
One of our faves, Comet Vintage at 1320 W 18this marking everything including furniture at 20-50% off. The featured artist for the evening is Tracy Jones. Libations included in the celebratory mechanisms until midnight, yo.
Right up the street at 1425 W 18th is Knee Deep Vintage who is breaking it out with their legendary Midnight Sale. Everything in the shop will be 25-50% off, there will be refreshments, and a new vintage buy from the sunny western hills of Cali.
Let's not forget about Pilsen Vintage and Thrift at 1430 W 18th, which is a little more crayzay on the inside. Everything there is 20-50% off. The featured artist for the dewy eve hours is the one and only Melissa Musseau. Her neon quasi-pointalist work will adorn the walls for your viewing pleasure while you sip on hipster beer and munch on party snacks.
Newcomer to the block at 818 W 18th, Modern Cooperative is making live music happen with the talent of Jodi Jean and Aylon. They're also unveiling new furniture by Newfound Studio. There will be booze and Silver Tin Vintage (an airstream filled with vintage finds) will be parked in front of the shop.