The 3rd Annual Uptown Art Week will feature over 150 pieces of public art including more than 50 new works painted live around the neighborhood, art exhibits being hosted by local businesses, and interactive art activities for all ages.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UPTOWN FARMERS MARKET
Wednesday, June 1 | 2:30-7:00pm  |  4620 N. Broadway

The Uptown Farmers Market, produced by Chicago Market, connects you with the region’s best farmed goods and locally produced foods. The market is conveniently located at Wilson & Broadway and runs every Wednesday from May 4 to November 2, from 2:30 – 7:00pm (rain or shine).


UPTOWN SIDEWALK SOCIAL
Wednesday, June 1 | 2:30-7:00pm  |  4620 N. Broadway

Enjoy beer, wine, and seltzer from local breweries and wineries at this pop-up beer garden.


Plein Air Painters Chicago Exhibit Open House
Daily June 1 - 5  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  The Admiral at the Lake (929 W Foster Ave)
Plein Air Painters Chicago (PAPC) is a membership organization under the auspices of the 125-year-old Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. PAPC is dedicated to painting urban scenes and landscapes in and around Chicago. Founded in 2003 by a handful of local painters, the group now has a roll call of 130 artists. Everyone is invited to paint with PAPC. Paid members can participate in critiques by renowned artists and educational programs to improve skills, exhibits to promote their work, and social events to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.   www.pleinairpainterschicago.com


MURAL MAKING (Grades 6th -12th)
Wednesday, June 1 | 5:00-6:30 PM  | Bezazian Branch - Chicago Public Library, 1226 W Ainslie St
Help Bezazian Branch celebrate Uptown Art Week and the start of summer by contributing to our City of Stories mural! Margate Park Block Club, in association with Uptown United and Special Service Area #34 has sponsored this special opportunity for teens and tweens to share their creativity. What does Chicago look like from your point of view? Each section of the whole will open one small window onto a Chicago story.  We’ll be working with acrylic paint, so dress for creativity! We'll have space for contributions throughout the week, so if you can’t make it to this date and time, ask Rachel (mwilson12@nullchipublib.org) about how to participate.  Open to teens and tweens in grades 6th -12th. 

Plein Air Painters Chicago Exhibit Open House
Daily June 1 - 5  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  The Admiral at the Lake (929 W Foster Ave)
Plein Air Painters Chicago (PAPC) is a membership organization under the auspices of the 125-year-old Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. PAPC is dedicated to painting urban scenes and landscapes in and around Chicago. Founded in 2003 by a handful of local painters, the group now has a roll call of 130 artists. Everyone is invited to paint with PAPC. Paid members can participate in critiques by renowned artists and educational programs to improve skills, exhibits to promote their work, and social events to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.   www.pleinairpainterschicago.com


Haitian American Museum of Chicago
OPEN HOURS - Thursday, June 2  |  12:0opm - 6:00pm   |   4654 N Racine Ave

Founded in 2012, The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is the realization of a dream by its co-founder, Elsie Hernandez, to create an institution that would hold programs and exhibits that will contribute to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Chicago. Since 2012 the museum has hosted a wide array of programs and exhibits showcasing Haiti’s rich culture and art as well as its complex history. We invite you to enjoy our changing exhibits, attend virtual and in-person programs, and safely visit to the museum.


MDT 30th Anniversary OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, June 2  |  5:0opm - 7:30pm  |   4629 N. Broadway

Please join us in our office for an Open House featuring works by Chicago artist, Kass Copeland.

Haitian American Museum of Chicago
OPEN HOURS - Friday, June 3  |  12:0opm - 6:00pm   |   4654 N Racine Ave

Founded in 2012, The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is the realization of a dream by its co-founder, Elsie Hernandez, to create an institution that would hold programs and exhibits that will contribute to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Chicago. Since 2012 the museum has hosted a wide array of programs and exhibits showcasing Haiti’s rich culture and art as well as its complex history. We invite you to enjoy our changing exhibits, attend virtual and in-person programs, and safely visit to the museum.


Plein Air Painters Chicago Exhibit Open House
Daily June 1 - 5  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  The Admiral at the Lake (929 W Foster Ave)

Plein Air Painters Chicago (PAPC) is a membership organization under the auspices of the 125-year-old Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. PAPC is dedicated to painting urban scenes and landscapes in and around Chicago. Founded in 2003 by a handful of local painters, the group now has a roll call of 130 artists. Everyone is invited to paint with PAPC. Paid members can participate in critiques by renowned artists and educational programs to improve skills, exhibits to promote their work, and social events to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.   www.pleinairpainterschicago.com


Uplift Community High School - Art & STEAM Exhibition
Friday, June 3  |  12:30pm - 3:00pm  |  900 W. Wilson Ave

Uplift Community High School is one of the first CPS Early College STEAM High Schools. This Spring STEAM Exhibition is a showcase of student projects from all classes at Uplift. Come see what the Uplift Titans have designed, created and built this academic semester!  Exhibits include Vertical indoor gardens, Portraits from a Genocide, Celebrating the Chicago Movement, Canvas4Conservation, 3D Printing, Beatmaking, ESports, and MORE!


Art Opening featuring artist Alexandra Stevenson
Friday, June 3 | 6:30-8:00 PM  | Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W Wilson Ave

Alexandra Stevenson’s art enables us to know at a deep soul level that all of life is intertwined. Suzanne Simard in her scientific work on trees, talks about how our lives are inextricably entangled with one another and with all of nature. There are invisible forces just below the surface working to connect us all in a network of life. Alexandra’s work reveals this in her images of trees, roots, and other natural forms. She lets the paint reveal its own nature through her process. She has no problem allowing the paint a bit of freedom to go where it wants to go, much like the gentle breeze as it blows across the surface of water.  Free & open to the public.


MORE Movement & MORE Color
Friday, June 3rd | 6:30-7:30 PM Sheridan Lot, 4009 N. Sheridan
Building off of the “collective motion: captured” event last summer, yoga instructor Cindy Huston (@yogabodyelementschicago ) and local artist, Morgan Murphy (@thenorthernloon ) are collaborating again to bring MORE movement, MORE color to this year’s Uptown Art Week.  This art-infused yoga practice invites participants to wear provided colored ribbons on each of their limbs as they are guided through an hour-long flow practice. While the group aligns movement and breath, artist Morgan Murphy will create a simultaneous live-painting that captures the movement of one limb & respective color at a time. Layering the four colors together embodies individual and collective movement. The final piece will demonstrate the layered colors of each limb.  All bodies welcome - please bring a mat or towel and wear clothing that supports comfortable movement.  Each participant will receive a scratch-off raffle ticket to the artist’s booth at the Uptown Art Fair on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5.  Rain location at yoga studio: 4007 n. broadway #202.  Click here to register - Suggested $11-$22

UPTOWN ART FAIR
Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5 | 10am-4pm  |  4620 N. Broadway
The Uptown Art Fair at Chicago Market will feature artwork for viewing and purchase from local artists. Drop by the Art Fair anytime between the hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm on June 4th and 5th at 4620 North Broadway.  ARTISTS WANTED!  Uptown United is looking for a variety of artists and makers to vend at this two-day Uptown Art Fair . To apply, sign up here.


UPTOWN ART FAIR BEER GARDEN
Saturday, June 4 | 12:00-6:00pm  |  4620 N. Broadway
Enjoy beer, wine, and seltzer from local breweries and wineries at this pop-up beer garden.


CLIFTON AVENUE BLOCK PARTY
June 4 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm | Clifton Avenue (between Wilson & Broadway)
The Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery is an outdoor art gallery developed by Uptown United. The Gallery is a partnership with community members and with artists from all over the globe. It’s a unique street art destination, currently showcasing 70+ murals by 70+ artists – and growing! On June 4th, Clifton Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Wilson Avenue and North Broadway and interactive and family-focused art activities will be hosted by Uptown Church, Cornerstone Community Outreach, Macaroni KID Chicago Northside, Tiny Giants Learning Center, and Bezazian Branch - Chicago Public Library.   In case of rain, this party will be moved to Sunday, June 5 from 10:00am-4:00pm. 

Macaroni KID Chicago Northside will be providing free crafts for kids, and a prize wheel where everyone is a winner! Come learn about their free family resources.  10am - 1pm
Tiny Giants Learning Center will offer an opportunity for children to share their individual expression through arts/crafts; as well as setting up some fitness activities/games.  10am - 4pm
Bezazian Branch - Chicago Public Library will be offering a craft activity and book giveaways.  10am - 2pm


VIP Art Tour with Michelle Fire
Saturday, June 4  |  3:00pm-4:00pm  |  Big Chicks, 5024 N Sheridan Rd
Get a personal tour of the incredible art collection that hangs on the walls of Big Chicks and Tweet Let’s Eat with owner and entrepreneur, Michelle Fire!
$10 tickets (only 20 available) - click to register!  Proceeds will benefit the Chinese Mutual Aid Association serving the low-income immigrant & refugee community.


Plein Air Painters Chicago Exhibit Open House
Daily June 1 - 5  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  The Admiral at the Lake (929 W Foster Ave)
Plein Air Painters Chicago (PAPC) is a membership organization under the auspices of the 125-year-old Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. PAPC is dedicated to painting urban scenes and landscapes in and around Chicago. Founded in 2003 by a handful of local painters, the group now has a roll call of 130 artists. Everyone is invited to paint with PAPC. Paid members can participate in critiques by renowned artists and educational programs to improve skills, exhibits to promote their work, and social events to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.   www.pleinairpainterschicago.com


Chakra Meditation & Painting
Saturday, June 4  |  10:15am - 11:00am |  Sheridan Lot, 4009 N. Sheridan
Join us for a yoga and painting workshop.  Express your yoga and energetic experience on canvas. Lead Cindy Huston, Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master.  Includes:  Chakra Meditation + Paint your experience.  Bring your mat and water bottle.  Art supplies will be provided to those registered. Dress in comfortable clothes that could get paint on them. No experience necessary.  Click here to register !


Re-Dance Company Class and Performance
Saturday, June 4  |  11:00am - 12:00pm |  Sheridan Lot, 4009 N. Sheridan
Join us for this open level dance class that explores basic contemporary dance forms! The dancers of RE|dance group will lead a fun, active dance class that explores many of the ways that they make their own dances! And we’ll show you some excerpts of our work too! You can come to participate or watch and all are welcome. Click here to register  - Suggested $11-$22

Fruit Mandala with Chef Adam
Saturday, June 4  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm |  Sheridan Lot, 4009 N. Sheridan
Chef Adam Graham lead us in creating an edible Fruit Mandala. Followed by sharing one of his tasty plant based fruit dip recipes! Yum!
Registration required - click here!


Ecstatic Dance Chicago with Roman
Saturday, June 4  |  2:00pm - 4:00pm |  Sheridan Lot Sanctuary, 4009 N. Sheridan
Ecstatic Dance Chicago elevates culture and brings folks closer together by offering a space that nurtures authentic expression, and pathways for mindful connection. It is a place where you can explore and express your dance, and connect with an awesome dance collective.  This Pop Up will create a laid back space where participants are invited to dance, hangout, picnic, and enjoy music and company in a beautiful outdoor space. Come on out to unwind, have fun, and meet amazing folks.  Presenter - Dance Activation – Dj Romance, Funky Dance Grooves.  Click here to register!

UPTOWN ART FAIR
Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5  |  10:00am-4:00pm  |  4620 N. Broadway
The Uptown Art Fair at Chicago Market will feature artwork for viewing and purchase from local artists. Drop by the Art Fair anytime between the hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm on June 4th and 5th at 4620 North Broadway.  ARTISTS WANTED!  Uptown United is looking for a variety of artists and makers to vend at this two-day Uptown Art Fair . To apply, sign up here.


UPTOWN ART FAIR BEER GARDEN
Sunday, June 5  | 12:00-6:00pm  |  4620 N. Broadway
Enjoy beer, wine, and seltzer from local breweries and wineries at this pop-up beer garden.


Creative Exploration Workshop with Erin Minckley
Sunday, June 5  | 11:00am  |   Sheridan Lot, 4009 N. Sheridan
We all have an inner artist waiting to emerge. In fact the sixth sense is linked to Creativity. The more we let our imagination guide us, the more intensely authentic our lives become.  How do we unlock our creative potential?  How do we flex our creativity muscle?  Come and explore the path towards your highest self through drawing exercises and journaling.  Art supplies will be provided.  Bring a chair or cushion to sit, water,  and wear sunscreen or a hat.  Click here to register - Suggested $11-$22.


Haitian American Museum of Chicago
OPEN HOURS - Sunday, June 5  |  12:0opm - 4:00pm   |   4654 N Racine Ave
Founded in 2012, The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is the realization of a dream by its co-founder, Elsie Hernandez, to create an institution that would hold programs and exhibits that will contribute to the rich multicultural tapestry that is Chicago. Since 2012 the museum has hosted a wide array of programs and exhibits showcasing Haiti’s rich culture and art as well as its complex history. We invite you to enjoy our changing exhibits, attend virtual and in-person programs, and safely visit to the museum.


Plein Air Painters Chicago Exhibit Open House
Daily June 1 - 5  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  The Admiral at the Lake (929 W Foster Ave)
Plein Air Painters Chicago (PAPC) is a membership organization under the auspices of the 125-year-old Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. PAPC is dedicated to painting urban scenes and landscapes in and around Chicago. Founded in 2003 by a handful of local painters, the group now has a roll call of 130 artists. Everyone is invited to paint with PAPC. Paid members can participate in critiques by renowned artists and educational programs to improve skills, exhibits to promote their work, and social events to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.   www.pleinairpainterschicago.com


       

Buttercup Park Night of Soul Featuring Sam Thousand
Sunday, June 5  |  5:00pm - 10:00pm  |  Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd

  • 5pm  music - *** live performance***  ~ The soulful sounds of Sam Thousand ~
  • 6pm  expression – spoken work / featured speakers
  • 7pm  dance - Kuumba Lynx: Youth Performers
  • 8pm  movie – “Soul” 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

UPTOWN ART FAIR:  June 4-5 | 10am-4pm

The Uptown Art Fair at Chicago Market will feature artwork for viewing and purchase from local artists. Drop by the Art Fair anytime between the hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm on June 4th and 5th at 4620 North Broadway.

ARTISTS WANTED! 
Uptown United is looking for a variety of artists and makers to vend at the two-day Uptown Art Fair taking place on Saturday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 from 10am-4pm inside the Chicago Market (4620 N. Broadway).   To apply, sign up here.


UPTOWN ART FAIR BEER GARDEN – June 4-5 | 12-6pm

Enjoy beer, wine, and seltzer from local breweries and wineries! This pop-up beer garden will be open from 12:00-6:00pm on June 4th and 5th at 4620 North Broadway.

CLIFTON AVENUE BLOCK PARTY – June 4 | 10am-4pm

The Clifton Avenue Street Art Gallery is an outdoor art gallery developed by Uptown United. The Gallery is a partnership with community members and with artists from all over the globe. It’s a unique street art destination, currently showcasing 70+ murals by 70+ artists – and growing! On June 4th, Clifton Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Wilson Avenue and North Broadway and interactive art activities will be hosted by Uptown Church, Cornerstone Community Outreach, Macaroni KID Chicago Northside, Tiny Giants Learning Center, and Bezazian Branch – Chicago Public Library.  In case of rain, this party will be moved to Sunday, June 5 from 10:00am-4:00pm.

MAJESTIC WALLS PROJECT – June 4-5 | all day

The Majestic Walls project pairs twelve Black artists with twelve Black business owners in Uptown. Each artist will be painting a unique wall mural at Leland and Broadway inspired by the business owner they are paired with.

CTA COLUMNS – June 1-5 | all day

View over thirty murals painted on CTA’s concrete train column bases at Leland and Broadway. These works were installed as part of last year’s Uptown Art Week.

GRACELAND WALLS – June 4-5 | all day

Over fifty artists will paint 4’x4′ panels live during Uptown Art Week on the sidewalk of North Broadway between Leland and Sunnyside Avenues. Once complete, these panels will be installed on the east facing wall of the historic Graceland Cemetery.

YARD WALLS PROJECT – June 4-5 | all day

The Yard Walls project pairs nine women artists with nine women business owners in Uptown. Each artist will be painting a unique wall mural at Sunnyside Avenue and North Broadway inspired by the business owner they are paired with.

 


 

UPTOWN ART WEEKEND SPONSORSHIP
Click here for SPONSORSHIP details.


Contact Greg Carroll at greg@nullexploreuptown.org with any questions.

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Thank you to our 2022 Uptown Art Week Event Sponsors!

 

BEER GARDEN SPONSORS

Sam Coady Community Giving Fund 

 

ART LOVER SPONSOR

 

NEIGHBOR FOR THE ARTS

 

Thank you to our 2022 Annual Sponsors!

GOLD

graceland


 

BRONZE

 

 

PATRON

Byline Bank


If interested in becoming an Annual Sponsor, click here for more details!

 


 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.