Interesting people, beautiful paintings, great atmosphere – Studio Oh
If you wonder where and when are the best parties in Chicago the answer is easy: they are held every second Friday of the month from 6 pm to 10 pm in the Chicago Art District, centered around South Halsted and 18th Street. At that time , more than 20 galleries open their doors to the public and art fans.
Sculptor Erwin Overes, at his ‘Studio Oh’ besideTeresa Hofheimer’s painting (right) and glass Japanese kimono (left) he did with artist Dobrila Pintar
These Friday evening hours are always the most exciting time in this unique part of Chicago.
Visitors at Oscar Luis Martinez exhibition
These are the moments when everybody has an opportunity to meet artists, see their artwork, chat and get to know them, meet the gallery owners, make professional or friendly contacts, and spread their own professional network.
‘Walk the line’, Teresa Hofheimer
This is the time when the night life in this area comes together with vibrancy and creativity.
Experiment with jeans on the wall
Groups of people walking from gallery to gallery, happily chatting, laughing, getting to know each other, commenting on the exhibitions and exploring new galleries in that area. There is a lot of excitement, and the atmosphere is always great!
Emotional painting of old women who are pretending to have their own weddings. All of them were so called ‘comfort women’ who were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers during World War 2
And speaking of nights full of action, the second Friday of October is the most exciting Friday for the entire year. This is when the Art District gathers the largest number of artist for the year and it is evident by the throngs of visitors. Although it seems that last October had fewer galleries than in previous years, there still were many art lovers dropping in the galleries in small and large groups.
Portrait of hidden healers
Palestinian gallery – one of the many galleries that have opened the door to numerous visitors
The best party in the city – Interesting people, conversation and art works
Different forms of art expression
One of many art studios at Art district in the Chicago Art District, South Loop Chicago
Vivid, creative interior of a Palestinian gallery
A lot of young people among visitors
Designer and visitors in a lively conversation