Artwork by Jim Dine from last year's ART CHICAGO
One of the best things about living in Kentucky for art lovers and collectors is our close proximity to so many other cities and art venues. Nashville is to the South, St. Louis is to the west, Indianapolis and Cincinnatti are both to the north. And then there is Chicago. It takes five hours to drive to Chicago but with gas prices you are better off flying on Southwest Airlines anyway. Right now during the week of April 25 you can fly Southwest from Louisville to Chicago for $49 each way.
There is no better time to go to the windy city if you are an art lover. From April 25-April 28 Art Chicago will be taking place. This show is a combination of five different art fairs all operated by the Merchandise Mart. There will be 180 galleries at Art Chicago as well as an exciting display called "New Insight". "New Insight" will feature the works of the best art graduate students from Yale, UCLA, RISD, and several other programs. Although the pieces from "New Insight" will not be for sale, you can get a glimpse of what to expect from these up-and-comers or you can write down their names and contact them later. If you just have to purchase something there will be plenty for sale during the main event.
Tickets are $20 for a one day pass or $25 for a multi day pass. You can purchase them online or on the first floor of the Mart. The same tickets will also get you access to the antiques fair.
Dates and Hours:
Thursday, April 24—Opening Night
PreviewFriday, April 25, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday, April 28, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.