To ensure the organic growth of West Town as Chicago’s emergent gallery district and further unite the neighborhood as a cultural destination, please join us in participating in West Town First Fridays from 6-8pm on the first Friday of every month. West Town First Fridays will support and elevate similar efforts while further facilitating connection amongst Chicago’s gallerists, artists, collectors and patrons. With enthusiastic participation from area galleries, First Fridays has the potential to ensure the continued development of the West Town neighborhood as a nexus of fine art and arts development in Chicago and beyond.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be located within the West Town Chamber of Commerce's service area:  from Division Street to Hubbard, and Halsted Street to Kedzie Avenue.

  • Stay open until 8 p.m. the First Friday of each month. 

Friday, November 4, 2022 

6-8pm 

 

Exhibitions + Open Studios (openings/closings indicated with an *): 

 

ARC Gallery | 1463 W. Chicago Ave

Perspective: Figuration and Abstraction in Contemporary Black Art 

Domeshtick: Works by Adriana Miranda 

Arts of Life | 2010 W Carroll Ave

Chicago Fine Art Salon | 2623 W. Chicago Ave

A solo exhibition of works by Alex Puryear, the winner of the curator's choice award at the recent I'm Not A Robot group show.

There will be wine, snacks, and a musical performance. 

Creative Coworking | 1407 W. Chicago Ave 

Feat. Photography by Ted Glasoe & a selection of pieces that reflect the history of building and West Town neighborhood.  

DOCUMENT | 1709 W. Chicago Ave*

Barbara Kasten

Architectural Fiction

Fulton Street Collective | 1821 W Hubbard St Unit 307 

In alignment with WTFF, Fulton Street Collective and The Jazz Institute of Chicago present Jazz II: A Visual Love Letter to Jazz. 

The event is free and artwork in the gallery is curated for the event, which celebrates Louis Armstrong’s 100th anniversary of arriving in Chicago.

Gallery 2052 | 2052 W. Chicago Ave

Witness - a solo sculpture exhibition by Morgan Hill

The Gallery at LivingRoom Realty | 1530 W Superior St 

Materialized: Works by Angela Finney 

The Martin | 2500 W Chicago Ave (6-9 p.m.)

Confetti - a solo exhibition by Pam Marlene Taylor*

&

Salad Days by Joaquin Valdez Macher* 

Reserve your spot

Pose Cultural Art Gallery | 2136 W Chicago Ave

Preview of "The Art of Peer Pressure" Group Exhibition*

Reserve your spot

Volume Gallery | 1709 W. Chicago Ave*

Thaddeus Wolfe

Entropic Blocks

Weinberg/Newton Gallery | 688 N Milwaukee Ave #101

Can you see me?, a collaborative three-part exhibition exploring the impact incarceration has on young people.

Feat. a Panel Discussion on Youth Incarceration, Alternatives, and Effects on Families and Communities (5:30-7 p.m.)

Reserve your spot

West Town Chamber of Commerce | 1819 W Chicago Ave #1 

Forgotten Fantasies: Works by Vera Berdich

Mongerson Gallery at WTCC  

Western Exhibitions | 1709 W. Chicago Ave (5-8 p.m.)*

In Gallery One

Jade Yumang

Open House Spatter

 

In Gallery Two

Joey Fauerso

Now Paint Something Temporary