Monarch Art & Wellness Fair
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Monarch Art & Wellness Fair

Join us for Monarch Art and Wellness’ first annual fair celebrating women, femme and gender non-binary artists, healers, and small businesses in Chicago! Taking place at Hyde Park Art Center on the weekend of June 22nd and 23rd, the fair presents over 30 local vendors and offers a dynamic roster of public programs on physical, mental, spiritual and sexual wellness throughout the city. Monarch functions as a collaborative project, bridging the gaps between art and wellness.

Support local businesses, artists, and healers this Pride month!

ALL AGES | FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | THIS IS A BRAVE SPACE FOR EVERYONE!

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LatiNxt presented by Xfinity
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

LatiNxt presented by Xfinity

¡CELEBRA NUESTRA CULTURA! Join us for LatiNxt presented by Xfinity, Navy Pier’s second annual FREE celebration of Latin music, featuring local, national and international artists who are exploring new ways of connecting traditional Latin music with modern sounds. The performances will take place at Navy Pier’s Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, Wave Wall Performance Platform, The Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. The festival includes a vinyl record fair on Saturday in Polk Bros Park and a vibrant Latinx Artisans arts and crafts mercadillo.

*Co-curated by Future Rootz
*LatiNxt Festival hosted by Luis Tubens "Logan Lu" and Pinqy Ring

Friday, June 14, 2019
Location | Miller Lite Beer Garden
5:30pm-6:30pm – The Braided Janes
7:00pm-8:00pm – QUITA PENAS
8:30pm-9:30pm – Niña Dioz
10:00pm-11:30pm – El Dusty

Saturday June 15, 2019
Location | Miller Lite Beer Garden
2pm-3:45pm- (((SONORAMA)))
4:00pm-5:00pm – Mán Cub
5:30pm-6:30pm – ALIKA & NUEVA ALIANZA
7:00pm-8:00pm – Chocolate Remix
8:30pm-9:30pm – YANGA
9:45pm-11:30pm- Bianca Oblivion

Location | Lake Stage
4:30pm-5:30pm – Dos Santos
6:00pm-7:00pm – Balún
7:30pm-8:30pm – Novalima

Location | Wave Wall Performance Platform
2pm-3:45pm – Pachanga DJs
4pm-6pm- Cqqchifruit
6pm-7pm- Fanita Banana
7pm-8pm- Vybez
8pm-9pm- SOULPHONETICS
9pm-10:10- Lovebug

Location | Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion
5:15pm – 6:15pm - Bumbac Joe y sus Makinas
6:45pm-7:45pm – Carolina Arroba

Location | Polk Bros Park
12pm-6pm- El Mercadillo + Indie Zines – Latin Market Place
12pm-6pm – Panel Discussions

More about Future Rootz at www.FutureRootz.com

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Art & Art History Open House Columbia Chicago
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Art & Art History Open House Columbia Chicago

Tour the Art and Art History undergraduate and graduate studio spaces to see both finished pieces and works in progress. This is the perfect time to meet and chat with many of Columbia College Chicago's visual artists!

Open Studios are open to the public and occur once a semester. Please follow signs from the lobby to our basement studios.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations can email in advance art@colum.edu

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Chicago Art Book Fair 2018
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Chicago Art Book Fair 2018

  • Chicago Athletic Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chicago Art Book Fair began last year as an experiment in showcasing emerging directions and diverse legacies within small press arts publishing. The fair featured an international group of 125 arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zinemakers and printmakers, with satellite programming and after parties. To our delight, our first effort made a splash with over 6,000 guests in attendance. In 2018, we look forward to bringing even more of Chicago's people together with another fantastic roster of artist vendors. The Chicago Art Book Fair will once again convene at the historic Chicago Athletic Association, and shall remain free and open to the public.

Visit the 2017 Chicago Art Book Fair website.

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Embrujadas
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Embrujadas

#WOMXNFRONTED PERFORMERS | EMPOWERMENT PANEL | SPEAKERS | SELF-CARE & HEALING ROOM | GRATITUDE ALTAR | GUERRERA PHOTO BOOTH | ART DISPLAY
ARTISANS & VENDORS

Join us on Saturday, November 3rd for Embrujadas - a #womxnfronted 'daytime' taking place from 12-4PM at The Empty Bottle. We'll share stories meant to empower, encourage and support one another while enjoying musical performances, networking, learning about the work of others through a panel featuring local chingonas, as well as featuring local artisans and vendors. We'll have a special gratitude altar (feel free to bring your own small memento for display), discuss the ancestral roots of some of the healing rituals we continue to practice today and feature 'platicas' related to self-care. The event's intention is to share embrujadas - healing practices - in support of one another, as impetus for ongoing female-fronted events and as a goal for a 2019 Embrujadas Festival.

The first 20 attendees will receive a complimentary flower for use in the rose cleansing in Olin's Healing Collective's 'Healing Room'

PERFORMANCES
Luna Blues Machine
Decima
+More to be announced

VENDORS
- OLIN'S HEALING COLLECTIVE HEALING ROOM features:
Cristina Puzio providing limpias (treatments) and leading a platica on harmonizing with roses; Taro with Tracy Fox; Reiki “Tune Ups” with Martha; and general self-care information.
- Que Mala Bruja
- Brown and Proud Press
- Elementos Jewelry
- Twenty Thou
- Ceci
- Curandera Press
-Typewritten Poetry by Melissa Castro Almandina
-Scholar Comics by La Vicko

EMPOWERMENT PANEL
- The Luna Blues Machine Maritza & Belinda Cervantes
-Edna Luna Somos Latinos Tv.
-Poet Melissa Castro Almandina
-La Vicko Alvarez ScholaR Comics
-Carolina Sanchez Carosfotos
-Radio Luzifer (Luz Magdaleno Flores y Luz Martinez Saldana)



GUERRERA PHOTO BOOTH
Display courtesy of Renato of A Flor de Piel & Communicator.

A portion of the $5 donated suggestion will be used in support of a local women's non-profit.

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Bad Wedding: Spudnik Press Cooperative Annual Benefit
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bad Wedding: Spudnik Press Cooperative Annual Benefit

Honoring Miller & Shellabarger

Featuring over 40 artworks by Amanda Williams, Elijah Berger, William J O’Brien, Kay Rosen, Faheem Majeed and more.

Host Committee:
Jennifer Ackerman
Jessica Cochran
Doug Fogelson
Scott Hunter
Kelly Kaczynski
Ryan LaFollette
Bianca Marks
Duncan MacKenzie
Aron Packer
Karen Remier

Worst Wedding Attire Competition: Every one encouraged to compete

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St. Louis Small Press Expo
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

St. Louis Small Press Expo

The St. Louis Small Press Expo (STLSPExpo) brings together books, comics, zines, litmags, poetry, and more in an annual indie publisher showcase.

The fifth annual show and sale will take place 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Central Library in downtown St. Louis.

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Collective Ground Exhibition
Sep
7
to Sep 30

Collective Ground Exhibition

Spudnik Press Cooperative is pleased to present Collective Ground, our 2018 Annual Member Exhibition. Collective Ground opens on Friday, September 7th at The Annex at Spudnik Press and will have a public reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome.

In The One and The Many: Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context, art historian Grant H. Kester writes: “The workshop has emerged as a significant nexus of creative production in a wide range of collaborative and collective projects.” Inspired by the work of our own community, Collective Ground is an exhibition that highlights collaborative projects by members of Spudnik Press. This exhibition is a response to our layered and multi-generational community, comprised of creatives from different backgrounds, fields of study, and stages in their careers. It is the amalgamation of their unique perspectives and voices that allows our print shop to be a space for social, educational, and artistic exchange.

Through this exhibition, we witness work that is playful and humorous, socially conscious, or explores the boundaries of print media. The outcome is a spacious celebration of the different artistic approaches and ideas shared in our community of printmakers. This in turn, yields a transformative vision and helps craft a deeper understanding of our art practices, each other, and our surrounding communities.

We grateful to our participating artists who embarked on this project with us, and to our 140+ active members. It is their contributions that enrich our community day in and day out.

Participating collaborators include:

Julia Arredondo and JJ McLuckie
Molly Berkson and Orr Gidon
Emma Bilyeu and Dan Manion
Jennifer Burak and Dan Spielman
Elijah Burgher and Dutes Miller
Mary Clare Butler and Veronica Siehl
Jessica Christy and Spudnik Press Studio Users
Ben Garbus and Grace Makuch
Margot Harrington and Colleen Hardison
David Krzeminski and Amanda Ware
Carron Little and Spare Rib Project Contributors
Miller and Shellabarger
Yasaman Moussavi and Catherine Norcott
Yasaman Moussavi, Emily Shopp, and Junli Song

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LA Zine Fest
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

LA Zine Fest

The 2018 L.A. Zine Fest will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018 in the Conference Center at the Pasadena Convention Center. (It’s a smaller space than the huge exhibit halls you might be familiar with.)

The site is walking distance from Metro Gold Line’s Del Mar and Memorial Park stations. Several buses also pass by on Colorado Boulevard, which is a block north of the venue.

Street parking and paid parking is available at the convention center and on the surrounding blocks.

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Chicago Zine Fest
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Chicago Zine Fest

All events during CZF weekend are always FREE, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public! CZF 2018 will take place over two days: Friday May 18th for a panel discussion & exhibitor reading, and Saturday May 19th for our main exhibition.

Friday May 18th 2018: panel discussion & exhibitor reading. Details to come!

Saturday May 19th 2018: zine exhibition from 11 am-6 pm at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd).

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New Zineland 2018
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

New Zineland 2018

Head to the heart of Central Square for SEEK + FIND Boston's 3rd annual, NEW ZINELAND (zine fest)!! Explore two floors featuring 60+ artists, writers and small-presses slinging their self-published works from comics to fanzines, artwork to autobiography, and everything in between. 

Grab a seat and make your own zine on either floor of the fest or check out some free programming!

Stay tuned for the schedule of FREE workshops, readings and other programming offered throughout the weekend!

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
APRIL 21st + 22nd, 12-6pm
Massasoit Elks Lodge
55 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA

FREE & Open to the public
ALL AGES! (Bar is 21+)

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Columbia College Chicago Arts Open Studio
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Columbia College Chicago Arts Open Studio

Columbia College Chicago presents an evening of creative discourse at the Arts Open Studios event held inside the BFA and MFA candidate arts facility. 

Wander the studios and engage with each of the artists as they open their studios to the public for conversation and artistic insight. Should be a good time. Refreshments will be served!

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The Latino Comics Expo
Feb
3
to Feb 4

The Latino Comics Expo

  • Brownsville Museum of Fine Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Latino Comics Expo is the nation’s first convention dedicated to highlighting the work of comic book creators, illustrators and others in the literary and visual arts  whose work reflects the influence and celebration of Latino culture.

Founded in 2011 by  Bay Area arts patron Ricardo Padilla and Los Angeles cartoonist Javier Hernandez, the Latino Comics Expo has been held at the Cartoon Museum of Art (San Francisco), the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library at San Jose State University and the Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach).

Since it’s debut show on May 7 & 8 in 2011 in San Francisco, the Expo has hosted a wide variety of creative talent from the world of comics, web comics, illustration and design, political comics, graphic novels, children’s books, filmmakers and animators. Veteran creators, newcomers, independent artists, scholars, female, male, LGBT. All have contributed to making the LCX the premiere showcase for Latino pop culture in all it’s various mediums.

In addition to our vibrant exhibit hall where attendees can meet one on one with the creators, the LCX is known for it’s wide variety of panels and workshops. Topics have included self-publishing, crowdfunding, Latina Power, individual author spotlights, historical presentations, scholarly studies, workshops for kids and more. The Expo is a place to celebrate creativity, to educate, inform and learn, and to be able to share the richness of our various Latino cultures.

http://www.latinocomicsexpo.com/index.html

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Chicago Art Book Fair
Nov
16
to Nov 19

Chicago Art Book Fair

  • Chicago Athletic Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The first Chicago Art Book Fair (CABF) will showcase emerging directions and diverse legacies within small press arts publishing. The fair will feature an international group of approximately 100 arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zinemakers and printmakers. The CABF will connect artists and publishers with each other and to a public audience, through programming, workshops, and of course through the temporary book market that serves as the fair's focal point and main gathering space. CABF will be free and open to the public.

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Zine Machine Durham
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Zine Machine Durham

The ZINE MACHINE: Durham Printed Matter Festival calls all zinesters, comic artists, indy book writers, and assorted DIY printed matter makers to join us in our annual occupation of the historic Durham Armory for a festival of anti-corporate, autonomous, alternative printed media!

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Richmond Zine Fest
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Richmond Zine Fest

  • Richmond Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re excited to be hosted by the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library located at 101 East Franklin Street.

In addition to providing an accessible space to the various communities in the City of Richmond, the Main Branch is also home to The People’s Library of Richmond and many other exciting programs that enrich and highlight our diverse, urban, and historically and politically vibrant city.

Applications for tablers for the 11th Annual Richmond Zine Fest will open July 1st. This year the tabler notification and payment process will be handled differently. It will no longer be on a first-come-first-served basis.

On August 1st, tablers will start receiving acceptance emails. Applicants must pay within 10 days of notification. If we hear nothing from you or don’t receive payment, we will notify someone else on the waitlist and you will go to the bottom of the queue.

Keep checking our website, Facebook, and/or our twitter account for up-to-date information about what’s planned for this October and other events through the summer, including our fundraiser to raise more money for print stipends!

Richmond Zine Fest organizers prioritizes the voices and presence of zine makers who are black, POC, LGBTQ, and/or have disabilities.

For all general and media inquiries, please contact us at zine.fest@richmondzinefest.org.

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Wild Cuts Show
Jul
7
to Aug 12

Wild Cuts Show

Cutting, pasting, glitching, and bundling, the artworks in ‘Wild Cuts’ collide to produce a twisting and unstable definition of contemporary collage. Jennifer Koehler mines strangers’ Snapchat accounts (already the most collage-oriented social media platform) to create meta collages highlighting the intersection of irreverent broadcasting and juicy banality that social media facilitates. Françoise Soulé Duressé superimposes paintings and drawings on old 8mm film home movies from Haiti, Benin, and Jamaica, creating narrative video that mixes experimental sounds, constructed languages, and staged performance. The collage strategies in ‘Wild Cuts’ intersect around themes of grief and healing, slippery cultural identities, and fraught interactions with the natural world.

‘Wild Cuts’ includes 22 artists working across a variety of disciplines: Nadine Abdelrahim; Julia Arredondo; Heather Beardsley; Colby Beutel; Rachel Davis; Françoise Soulé Duressé; Kathie Foley-Meyer; Rebecca Griffith; Jennifer Koehler; Verneda Lights; Monica Martinez; Jeffly Gabriela Molina; Liz Moretti; Danielle O’Brien; Naomi Powers; Coral Pereda Serras; Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro; Anna Showers-Cruser; Eva Skye; Madeline Vaccaro; Kelly Xintaris; Leyi Yang.

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Wild Cuts Opening Reception
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Wild Cuts Opening Reception

From paper and paste to hip hop samples and glitching, collage is a long-standing strategy for exploring, exploiting, and reordering visual and sensory culture. Collage has appeared in wildly distinct forms across all the major art and culture movements of the 20th and 21st century, from surrealism to riot grrrl to net art. This exhibition is open to femme artists of all genders working across all disciplines, with a specific emphasis on video, sound, and works on paper. 

Join me at the opening reception for Wild Cuts. The show closes on August 12.
 

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Ruido Fest 2017
Jul
7
to Jul 9

Ruido Fest 2017

Chicago's Alternative Latino Music Festival returns, and we're exhibiting in the L@s Bookmakers Tent alongside Latinx Mujerx writers, zinesters, makers, and go-getters. Grab your tix now!

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New Obsessions Art Event
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

New Obsessions Art Event

LOWLVL presents:
"NEW OBSESSIONS"
A One Night Only Art Event

featuring:

SEPTIC THE OUTLAW
IG @septictheoutlaw

JULIA ARREDONDO
IG @viceversapress
www.viceversapress.com

LOW LEVEL
IG @LOWLVL
www.lowlevelgo.com

CUM MASK
IG @cum.mask
cummask.storenvy.com

BEAR215
IG @bear_2.1.5
bear215.bigcartel.com

RENATA ROJO
IG @matate___

KEVIN SPAGHETTI
IG @kevin__spaghetti

ROYCER
IG @roycer_700

OKRA WINDFREE
IG @okra_windfree

Don't miss out on DEALS DEALS DEALS!
Everything must go!
Bring your change, bring your checkbooks.

Tattooed Mom (Upstairs)
530 South St.
Philadelphia, PA

Friday June 30, 2017
7pm to Midnight

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ALA Conference *Zine Pavilion*
Jun
22
to Jun 27

ALA Conference *Zine Pavilion*

  • Mccormick Place Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Zines offer a unique way for libraries to expand their print connections and connect with their communities in a time when so much of our work is going digital. Handmade publications that can cover any subject, many zines represent perspectives rarely covered in other print media. Their celebration of print culture may seem anachronistic, but zines offer a range of programming opportunities for youth and adults alike. This pavilion includes Zine creators, librarians who manage zine collections and a display of topical zines which will be raffled off to a library at the close of the exhibits.

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Lone Star Zine Fest
Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

Lone Star Zine Fest

The first ever Lone Star Zine Fest is a free event at Cheer Up Charlie's on the afternoon of Sunday, June 11th. 

We aim to provide an opportunity for the zine community to come together to show Austin what a diverse array of zine talents we have in Central Texas!

Tabling (zine sales, exhibits, workshops) will go from 1-4pm. After that, we'll have a zine reading / performance / networking-funtime-happy hour until 6ish.

http://www.lonestarzinefest.org/
lonestarzinefest@gmail.com

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Spudnik's Birthday Bash
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Spudnik's Birthday Bash

Celebrating 10 Years of Community Printmaking

Printmaking Competitions / Games & Prizes / Hands-on Studio Tours / Member Art Sale / Food & Refreshments / & More

If anyone knows how to party it’s us nerdy printmakers! No seriously, we turn ten this year and are letting our hair down. We’re throwing a party so big it takes over the entire Hubbard Street Lofts and spills out into the parking lot.

We’re proud to have accomplished so much and want our friends to celebrate with us. Join us on Saturday, June 3, 12pm – 5pm as we gift our friends, family, and neighbors a day of printmaking competitions, games & prizes, hands-on art projects, studio tours, member art sale, food & refreshments.

For our ten-year anniversary, we’ve created ten hands-on printmaking projects and friendly art-making challenges that will give you an understanding of what Spudnik Press Cooperative is all about. Learn about a variety of print processes while watching professional printers pull prints while blindfolded – both educational and highly entertaining. Then get a little inky yourself by completing in our all-ages (and experience levels) Audience Printing Dashes.

To keep you fueled for the festivities, we’ll have food on hand with meat & vegetarian options, iced coffee, cold beer, and DJ Pickled Beets (Jenny Greene and Ian Dinsmor) spinning vinyl. You’ll need your energy as you try to get a B.I.N.G.O. (ah-hem P.R.I.N.T.) by getting a screenprint tattoo, letterpressing your own birthday card, viewing our member exhibition and much more.

A suggested admission of $15 ($5 for kids/students) directly supports the Equipment Fund, a special fund set aside to help the community press maintain their rare presses and bring new tools and equipment to the shared workshop. Donate $25 and save 10% as you stock up on Spudnik merchandise and score a reusable shopping bag that you get to print yourself in the Spudnik Press studios!

We’ve made it a decade! Come celebrate with us!

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