NOVEMBER 2017 – In partnership with Johalla Projects and Victoria Press, we’re excited to present the grand opening of ART SHOPPE, a temporary pop-up art shop located on the first floor of the hotel near our Madison Street entrance.
An exciting new spot for expanding your art book library and acquiring accessibly priced artworks, feel the pulse of contemporary art discourse in one cohesive space. Art and literature are long-standing collaborators, with artists pushing the boundaries of their work into book form and writers utilizing the power of words to consider art throughout history.
ART SHOPPE celebrates that grand partnership and offers a commercial space for literary and artistic immersion. The temporary pop-up shop is filled with zines, exhibition catalogues, books, and artists’ books alongside editioned prints, original artwork, records, and ceramics. Installations by innovative artists Hidden Folk and Stephen Eichhorn are interspersed throughout the shop space, with floral sculptures from Hidden Folk available for purchase.
In collaboration with Johalla Projects, ART SHOPPE will also include a “gallery wall” dedicated to exhibiting artists from the Johalla Projects’ exhibition program. In this spirit, Marzena Abrahamik and Clay Hickson will be the first artists featured. Each month new artists are exhibited, offering an evolving space for viewing contemporary art. Interact with artworks, publications, and editions that engage your curiosity and your interests at your budget – stand in the center of Chicago’s art community.
ART SHOPPE & CHICAGO ART BOOK FAIR
Johalla Projects is a proud partner of the Chicago Art Book Fair (CABF), hosted by the Chicago Athletic Association hotel, and ART SHOPPE is made possible by CABF’s support towards creating a pop-up gallery and shop. To celebrate this collaboration, ART SHOPPE also showcases CABF’s special selection of books and artworks be on display in the gallery. ART SHOPPE also bring books from progressive arts organizations and galleries across Chicago and New York into one space. Participating organizations include Corbett vs. Dempsey, LVL3, Candor Arts, The D-o-n-u-t Shop, and Anton Kern Gallery, among others. Records from the musical expertise of Reckless Records are also available throughout the duration of the pop-up space.