May 12th 2023


@ Chicago Art Department

1926 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, May 12th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, May 26th

THIS IS WHAT WE BUILD celebrates nearly two decades of radical reimaging through the visual arts, and will serve as a co-fundraiser for Chicago artists along with Chicago Art Department. Silent Auction proceeds will be split 50/50 between CAD/participating artists.

6-7pm | 1st Look Preview | $25 | Ticketed guests enjoy complimentary bubbly and sweet treats. 1st Look is a one hour preview for new shows at Chicago Art Department. A more intimate setting, 1st Look allows guests to meet the artists prior to 2nd Friday later in the evening. Also – get a head start on your bidding before the crowd arrives! Purchase 1st Look Tickets Here.

7-10pm | 2nd Friday Opening Reception (FREE entry; Cash bar) | 2nd Friday will begin immediately following 1st Look. RSVP here.

THIS IS WHAT WE BUILD is curated by multidisciplinary artist and Ignite Fund grantee Amanda Cervantes. The exhibition runs from May 12-26, and Silent Auction will remain open throughout the duration.

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