The Other Art Fair Returns to Chicago

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Presented by Saatchi Art and in partnership with Bombay Sapphire, The Other Art Fair Chicago will host 100+ independent and emerging artists—each hand-picked by a committee of art world experts—alongside Guest Artist Anna Marie Tendler. Visitors can meet artists in person and discover thousands of original artworks and limited edition prints across various media—including painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and more—priced from $100 to $10,000.

Fair attendees will also enjoy DJ sets and music curated by AMFM and food by Chicago’s Soul & Smoke. Throughout the Fair weekend, the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® bar will serve complimentary gin cocktails and fair attendees can look forward to refreshing twists on the quintessentially classic Gin & Tonic created by the experts at BOMBAY SAPPHIRE.

All Star Press is returning this year with art prints by three of their artists, Blake Jones, Jc Rivera and Elloo, available exclusively at the Fair. These artists will also be collaborating on a new wall mural that will be created for Fulton Market in celebration of The Other Art Fair.

Following the success of Anna Marie Tendler’s art fair debut last fall, The Other Art Fair will welcome her back for all of The Other Art Fair’s 2022 US editions, where she will showcase a new series of works from her “Rooms in the First House” photography series, as well as offer visitors the exclusive opportunity to have their own portraits taken by Tendler herself.

The Other Art Fair is pleased to announce its partnership with Arts of Life, a non-profit organization that advances the creative arts community by providing artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and strengthen their leadership. Arts of Life will present artwork onsite by some of the artists supported by the program.

AMFM will feature a collection of works from AMFM-affiliated artists and Chicago-based emerging artists, bringing a taste of local flavor and rising talent in the visual arts. The booth will feature a mix of work including paintings, sculptures, and collages, plus a selection of limited edition prints by featured artists.

As part of its exhibitor line-up—which will feature artists hailing from around the world—The Other Art Fair will also introduce the three Chicago-based winners of its Spring 2022 New Futures awards — Pugs AtomzAbena Motaboliand Zor Zor Zor. Formalized in 2021 as part of The Other Art Fair’s ongoing mission to break down traditional barriers of the contemporary art world, New Futures is designed to launch the careers of talented emerging artists by awarding local artists mentoring and free exhibition space onsite at the Fair. This year, The Other Art Fair is delighted to have Ciera McKissick (founder of AMFM), Lauren Brescia (Founder of salonlb.) and Scott Renfro (Curator of salonlb.) on the Selection Committee for the 2022 New Futures awards.

Featured Image Credit: Kimberlee Rocca

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