With the economy in shambles there are many vacant storefronts. This may sound dismal but the up side is that "pop up" galleries are establishing themselves and offering a visual feast. There is actually an organization in Chicago, Pop - Up Art Loop, that outlines their open call for artists and curators. Check it out!
Evanston has been a forerunner in this with their Art Under Glass program. It has been wonderful to see the city promoting local artists and enhancing the community.
One gallery opening this month (independently) is Perspective Group and Gallery, founded by a group of photographers from Evanston and Chicago. The Gallery is a cooperative and community-based organization. Their hope is to involve the community in fine art photography through group exhibitions, individual shows, workshops, youth programs, and juried invitational shows. The roster of artists includes Bill Bridges, Anthony Iacuzzi, Suzanne Metzel, Chris Schneberger, Jeff Chirchirillo, Paul Clark, Marie DeLean, Laura Friedlander, Howard Hart, Hass Adamji, Katsy Johnson, Mark Kaufman, Peter Nussbaum, David Schachman, Donna Spencer, Bob Tanner and Faigie Tanner.
Perspective Gallery's grand opening reception is this Saturday, May 15 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
1310-1/2 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
Thursday 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.