The Other Art Fair will make its Chicago debut on September 28th and run through the 30th at Mana Contemporary in the Pilsen neighborhood. The Fair runs concurrently with Expo Chicago but reaches an entirely different audience. Admission is just $15.
The Other Art Fair (“TOAF” or “The Fair”), the world’s leading juried art fair to discover independent and emerging artists, will debut in Chicago this fall at the Mana Contemporary center featuring over 100 artists with more than half of the artists coming directly from Chicago and environs. Unlike other fairs, TOAF showcases many unrepresented artists all of whom will present to showcase their works and meet directly with the public. Many of the paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media on view will sell for less than $1000 offering both new and established collectors an excellent opportunity to discover new artists at accessible prices.
Some of Chicago artists who have been chosen to exhibit include: Gaby Bavio, Snow Fu, Janet Hamilton, Christy Helm, Kate Hendrickson, Michael Pfleghaar, Ramon Jimemez Cardenas, Faith Humphrey Hill, Michael Goro, Liz Mares, Greg Morrissey, Larry Roberts, Larry Simon, and Yvette Kaiser Smith.
The Fair’s official sponsor is Mini Cooper and the charity partner is Little Black Pearl, the local arts-based non-profit and 100% of ticket sales for the Private View event on September 28th benefit the organization. Chicago artist Hebru Brantley is the Fair’s guest artist and he has created a limited-edition print to be sold exclusively at the fair and proceeds will benefit Little Black Pearl. Brantley is known for his brightly colored iconic characters. His sculptures, mural and graffiti works have made him a rising star.