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Fri, May 12


Chicago Art Department

This is What We Build

Chicago Art Department Fundraiser

This is What We Build
This is What We Build

Time & Location

May 12, 2023, 7:00 PM CDT – May 26, 2023, 7:00 PM CDT

Chicago Art Department, 1926 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

About the Event

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. 

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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