Special Features and Artist Lineup Announced for the Other Art Fair Chicago Presented by Saatchi Art

09/24/18

A Leading Fair for Discovering Emerging Artists Announces Official Lineup and Programming for its Debut in Chicago, Including Artwork by Chicago’s Own Contemporary Artist Hebru Brantley

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Other Art Fair (“TOAF” or the "Fair”), a leading art fair for discovering independent emerging artists, has released its official artist lineup and programming for its debut in Chicago. The Fair’s Midwest edition will take place September 28–30,during Art Week Chicago, and will be located at Mana Contemporary Chicagoin the arts-centric neighborhood of Pilsen.

In support of Little Black Pearl, the Fair’s official charity partner, Chicago-based artist Hebru Brantley will be the guest artist for the Fair in Chicago. Brantley, who will present a limited edition print sold exclusively at the Fair in Chicago, is known for his brightly colored iconic characters. His sculptures, mural and graffiti works have made him a highly sought-after rising star—his works have been exhibited in solo gallery and museum shows, as well as in art fairs including Art Basel Switzerland, Art Basel Miami and Frieze London.

“Chicago has a strong arts community, and we are excited to introduce fair programming that reflects the creative spirit and energy of the city,” said Ryan Stanier, founder of TOAF. “Pilsen felt like a natural fit for the Fair’s Chicago location, and Mana Contemporary is an incredible venue for the experiential elements we have in store for this edition.”

Below are some of the highlighted features of the Fair in Chicago:

  • MINI USA will be driving down illiteracy by raising awareness for its Library Project.This project is a literacy initiative that places custom book boxes in Chicago parks. Saatchi Art artists have designed special editions of the boxes to be auctioned at the fair in support of Charity Partner Little Black Pearl Academy
  • Bulleit Frontier Whiskey will host evening whiskey tastings on Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29
  • TOAF After Dark Sponsored by The Cooper Southbank will be held on Saturday, September 29 from 6pm–10pm, and guests will enjoy a late evening of art, live music, drinks and special programming
  • The Ace Hotel Chicago will host an engaging panel discussion on Friday, September 28 entitledAIR: The Role of the Residency Within an Artist's Practice
  • AMFM, a brand and incubator space for artists and the people, will host an interactive art installation including live poetry by Melissa Castro Almandina
  • Non-profit organization, Arts of Life, will host an art installation titled: Arts of Life x Vincent Uribe. The non-profit is dedicated to creating a working, person-centric, artistic community while providing a work environment of equality in Chicago
  • Multi-disciplinary artist Todd Irwin will be selling exclusive prints onsite. Irwin works in several facets of artistic production, including design, printmaking, and sculpture
  • The Neo-Futurists, a Chicago-based experimental theater collective, will welcome attendees with an interactive, live performance “30 Plays In an Elevator” in the elevator leading to the Fair
  • Chicago’s The Empty Bottle, a notable local music venue and bar hosting some of the city’s most talented musicians, will curate the music throughout the Fair
  • The Promontory will be onsite as the official food sponsor for the weekend serving a custom menu that celebrates Chicago’s South Side neighborhood

The Other Art Fair Chicago will donate 100% of ticket sales from the Private View on Friday, September 28 toLittle Black Pearl,the Fair's official charity partner.

Purchase tickets for The Other Art Fair Chicago HERE

VIP/Trade Preview:
Friday, September 28:1pm-6pm
Tickets $40 USD

Private View:
Friday, September 28:6pm-10pm
Tickets $30 USD

General Entry:
Saturday, September 29:12pm-10pm
Sunday, September 30:11am-6pm

Tickets $15 USD Adults, $13 USD Students and Seniors

To learn more about The Other Art Fair, visit chicago.theotherartfair.com.

For fair-related inquiries, please contact: Sophie Lucas, Group Fair Director - sophie@theotherartfair.com
For press inquiries, please contact: Mia Mendez, Director of PR - mia.mendez@saatchiart.com

About The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair, a leading artist fair for discovering emerging artists, provides a platform for artists to present and sell their work directly to art buyers. Each fair presents more than 90 artists chosen by a selection committee of art experts, enabling both collectors and first-time buyers to buy directly from emerging artists. In seven years, The Other Art Fair has hosted 28 fairs working with over 3,000 artists from more than 20 countries. Unlike “other” fairs, The Other Art Fair creates an accessible and open fair designed for visitors to enjoy an interactive and immersive experience. www.theotherartfair.com

About Saatchi Art
Leading online art gallery Saatchi Art features one of the world’s largest selections of original art and helps people all over the world find art and artists they love. The online art gallery offers original paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by over 110,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art advisory services and an expertly curated selection of art, while giving artists a convenient and welcoming environment in which to exhibit and sell their work. To discover the world of Saatchi Art, please visit www.saatchiart.com. Saatchi Online, Inc., which operates Saatchi Art, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leaf Group Ltd. (NYSE:LEAF).

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