Pop-Up movement in Chicago’s South & West Loop

Art Walks, Art Talks, Art Installations, Art on the Move

October 7th—November 4th, 2010

There is a well established history of artists taking over empty shops for temporary exhibitions or community projects , and in the current economic downturn such activity is being actively supported both by local councils and artist networks. The aim of the Phantom Galleries is to examine changes in current curatorial production and to develop innovative displays in relation to these physical storefronts or virtual spaces.


South Loop: October 7th, Featured Galleries Art Openings Art Receptions, Tours Begin at 4pm.

“City As a Studio” B13 Gallery, Sonic Ascetic, Installation Roosevelt/Wabash

1530 S. State Street “N8:Chicago” Curator, Gretchen Smith, and Paul Lorenz
1400 S. Michigan  “Curb Appeal” Curator, Gabe Patti, Helen Myers Jones, Scott Carter (Installation)
50 E. 26th “Curatorial Practice" Curator, Quinton Forman , Everett C. Williams
219 E. 31st “City As a Studio” Curator Nancy Zook
Phantom Space TBA “Teenado” Chicago Teen Museum, Curator ,Carol Ng-He’

West Loop:
2620 W. Washington “Glory of the Real Estate” Curator, Erik DeBat
3100 W. Washington “Empty Lot Project”, Installation Artist, Nick Bastis Featured Artist Oct 9th, 4pm reception

Logan Square: October 9th, 2010
2823 N. Milwaukee “ART TALK”, A Forum and Lecture Series, CCAF5, 11:30AM– 1:00PM
2830 N. Milwaukee “AMP-CHI” at Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery, October 23 & October 30 (Cover) 6pm

This project is made possible by support from: Borderbend Arts Collective, Elastic Arts, FG Commercial, Lauren Lowery Real Estate, Logan Square Chamber of Arts, Emerald Inn and Guest House, Phantom Network artist, Intimate Opera, Chicago Teen Museum, Chicago Urban Art Society
Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, is part of Chicago Artists Month 2010, the fifteenth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information