2nd Annual event to recognize Chicago art, civic and business community while
featuring seminars and an artistic Halloween party
The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS), Be a part of the largest traveling African Diaspora art show in the United States! HFAS will return to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart October 29 - November 1. HFAS was launched in 2009 and held its first event in Chicago in 2014. Since its inception HFAS has had over 60,000 visitors, traveled to more than 10 cities and showcased hundreds of artists and galleries. Last year’s show netted artist over $500,000 in sales. This event is one that you will not want to miss!!!
#HFASChicago will be headlined stellar Artists and Galleries including but not limited to: Woodrow Nash, Frank Frasier, Ted Ellis, Lobyn Hamilton, Keith Golden, Kevin Williams, the E&S Gallery, and the Golden Gallery.
Harlem in New York City and Bronzeville in Chicago are two of the most celebrated African-American communities in the world,” says Dion Clarke, founder of the Harlem Fine Art Show. “We are excited to be returning to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart this fall and we are equally excited by the many events planned over the four days.”
According to the book Black Chicago Renaissance edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey, ...“The cultural outpouring that distinguished Harlem in the 20s swept through Chicago in the 30s bringing with it a prolific period of African American creativity in music, performance art, social science scholarship and visual an d literary artistic expression”.
The Harlem Fine Arts Show will host an Opening Night Gala Reception on October 29 benefitting the North Shore (IL) Chapter, The Links Incorporated. The event will also recognize leaders in the Chicago Arts Community.
The 2015 Harlem Fine Art Show is sponsored by United Airlines, Country Financial and Morgan Stanley. Discounted tickets are available at Walgreen’s locations across the Chicagoland region and first time customers to the ride sharing app Lyft can receive a $20 credit by using the code HFAS2015.
First held in February 2010 in New York City, the Harlem Fine Arts Show has attracted more than 40,000 visitors since its inception. The show debuted in Chicago in 2014. Attendees include collectors, art enthusiasts, educators, students, and professionals. Over 80 different artists, including many who are nationally and internationally known, including Leroy Campbell, Paul Goodnight, Michael Escoffery, Frank Frazier, Woodrow Nash, Dane Tilghman, Brenda Joysmith, and Glenn Tunstull have been a part of the show. In addition, such widely-known establishments as Louisville's E&S Gallery, Water Kolours Fine Art in Memphis, and New York's Savacou Gallery have also contributed works to the show.