May 14th 2016

High Concept Labs Open House

@ High Concept Labs

2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL

Opening Saturday, May 14th, from 7:30 PM - 11:30PM

Saturday, May 14
6:30 to 7:30 VIP Reception
7:30 to 11:30 PM General Admission

$15 General Admission (includes one drink ticket)
$25 Special Admission (includes three drink tickets)
$30 VIP Admission (VIP Reception, open bar, plus two comp tickets to future HCL events)*
*excludes special events

High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago*
2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL

Unfurl your petals and let your leaves loose with High Concept Labs this May at the 2016 Spring Open House. Celebrate the growth of organization and the great work of our past and present Sponsored Artists in the fertile warehouse of Mana Contemporary Chicago. Enjoy beverages and lite bites, performances, installations, music, and much, much more—all while mixing with artists, supporters, and HCL staff. #HCLOpenHouse

*HCL is located in Mana Contemporary Chicago; enter the building through the glass doors on the east side of the building. Ample and free parking is available. For wheelchair accessibility, please email or call (312) 850-0555 to make arrangements.

CH Distillery
Drape Kings
Gingersnap Sweets & Such
Revolution Brewery

MC Andy North, DJ Joe BBall / Joe Miller, Rachel Bunting, The Humans, The Dilettantes, Deidre Huckabay, Mariah Karson, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, LlaboratoryCo, Nadia Oussenko, Victoria Bradford & Todd Mattei, Nicole Mauser, Courtney Mackedanz, Dalia Chin of Fonema Consort, Coppice, Honey Pot Performance, Mitsu Salmon & Simon Briggs, Vaudeo Motion, Scrappers Film Group

A tradition that reaches back to the beginning of the organization, HCL’s biannual Open House gives an opportunity for artists and audiences to come together and celebrate new artwork in an environment of experimentation and discovery. Each Open House includes exciting works by present and past Sponsored Artists, highlighting the diversity and impact that the program has made upon the Chicago arts landscape. Hundreds of participants enjoy new and interactive experiences amidst food and drink in an atmosphere of transformative celebration.

High Concept Labs (HCL) is a Chicago-born not-for-profit arts service organization and cultural platform dedicated to supporting working artists and engaging the Chicago community with arts. Partnering with artists at every step of the creative process, HCL offers high-quality custom support services through its Sponsored Artist Program and Institutional Incubation Program. HCL also curates and hosts Cultural Conversations, presents special community events, and facilitates educational arts partnerships. With a vibrant cycle of programs and process-support, High Concept Labs grows community alongside culture and fosters new audiences for the arts.

HCL is supported in part by the generosity of MANA Contemporary Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust, the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Norwottock Charitable Trust, The Samuel J. Baskin Charitable Trust, The Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation, and individual donors.

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