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Pilsen Open Studios
This fall, one of Chicago’s most artistic and culturally vibrant neighborhoods will be gathering as a community to celebrate and host the eleventh edition of one of the city’s largest independently-produced open studios. The 11th annual edition of 18th ST Pilsen Open Studios, one of the premier events of the citywide Chicago Artist Month, will take place the weekend of October 19-20, 2013 in various locations along Pilsen’s 18th Street Corridor.
18th St. Pilsen Open Studios will take place Saturday, October 20th from 12pm-8pm and Sunday, October 21st from 12pm-6pm. Over 50 artists are expected to participate. Colibrí Studio/Gallery (2032 W. 18th Street) this is the boarding and departing point for guided tours to a selected group of studios as well as mural tours, guided by Jose Guerrero seasoned community artist. Tickets needed for Mural Walk and Van Tour, all other activities are free. For maps and more information, visit here or call 312-545-8579.
There are special events to commemorate the 11th edition. They include:
- A student showcase of art from youth at Pilsen-based CPS schools in the lobby of the Center for Performing Arts at Benito Juarez Community Academy (1450 W. Cermak Road) on Friday, October 18 from 4-6pm.
- MADE IN PILSEN in VIII, at Prospectus Gallery, will open on October 19 as our kick-off event. Doors open at 5pm, at 7:30pm the members of Chicago Sinfonietta will be performing and the receptions ends at 10pm.
- Mural Walks – Artist and long time Pilsen resident, Jose Guerrero, will be leading this informational and historical tour showing different murals that have been created in Pilsen in the last 30 years. Both days at Noon and 2pm. Cost $10, departs from Colibri Studio/Gallery. Get the DEAL from the READER.
- Guided Studios Van Tours – Special guided tours to different studios in the area guided by artists or community members! Both days at 1pm and 4pm.
- Expires 10/20/2013.
- Cannot be combined with any other offers or special promotions.
- Not valid for cash back.
- No refunds or exchanges.
- Expires October 20, 2013.